Pulmonology

Our advance services are designed to help you breathe easier, for various pulmonary conditions.

“Award winning team of Medical and Surgical Pulmonologists”
Successfully Treating:
  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis & sinusitis
  • Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary hypertension
  • COPD (Chronic bronchitis & Emphysema)
  • Lung cancer

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Services Offered

We offer a treatment for wide range of lung related disorders.

Treatments We Offer
  • Congenital abnormalities of the lungs
  • Home mechanical ventilation (NIV/NIPPV) & oxygen therapy
  • Interstitial lung diseases (IPF, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pleural effusions, Pneumothorax, Empyema
  • Respiratory failure due to various causes
  • Thoracic skeletal deformities
  • Complex multi-system disorders involving the Lungs

Our Team of Pulmonologists

Dr. A. Jayachandra

Sr. Consultant – Pulmonologist
MBBS, DTCD, FCCP (USA)

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Dr. Sudheer Nadimpalli

Sr. Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist MBBS, MD (Resp Medicine), MRCP (UK)

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Dr. D. Nishanth

Jr. Consultant – Pulmonologist MBBS, MD (Pulmonary Medicine), DID

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Technology

Enable tracheobronchial tree visualization through endoscopic procedures

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
  • Evaluation of conditions
  • · Abnormalities of airway
    · Inflammatory conditions of lungs
    · Sarcoidosis
    · Lymphoma
    · Tuberculosis
    · Pneumonia
    · Fungal or parasitic lung infection
EQUIPMENT FEATURES
  • Works seamlessly with a wide range of endoscopes
  • Ultra thin bronchoscope for in-depth inspection of bronchi of children
  • Advanced Visualization
  • Narrow Band Imaging
  • Advanced Maneuverability

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Is an ultrasound-guided Bronchoscopy which provides real-time imaging of the surface of the airways, blood vessels, lungs, and lymph nodes. Thus enabling the physicians to view difficult-to-reach areas and subsequently either detect the condition or perform the biopsy as needed.

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
  • Evaluation of conditions
  • · Mediastinal abnormalities
    · Lymph node enlargement
    · Non-thrombotic endovascular lesions (NELs)
    · Endobronchial lesions
    · Peripheral pulmonary nodules
    · Sarcoidosis
    · Lung infections
  • Staging of cancer
  • · Lung cancer
    · Lymphoma
EQUIPMENT FEATURES
  • Real-time sampling
  • Accurate and precise
  • High-resolution imaging display helps in better detection & characterization of lesions
  • Reduces biopsy sampling errors due to accurate site selection

Is used for examining disease or masses within the pleural cavity and thoracic cavity and also helpful in
performing precise resections and biopsies

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
  • Obtaining tissue biopsies or fluid samples from the lungs, pleura, or mediastinum in order to diagnose infections, cancer, and other diseases
  • Evaluating patients with pulmonary diseases
  • Inspecting the lungs, pleura, or mediastinum for evidence of abnormalities
  • Removing excess fluid in the pleural cavity or pleural cysts
EQUIPMENT FEATURES
  • The high quality imaging system
  • Facilitates accurate visualization of structures inside the thoracic cavity
  • Provides sharp clear images, enhancing efficiency
  • Improved patient safety

Assists in diagnosis of pulmonary condition and subsequent monitoring during and after the treatment

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
  • Diagnosing and monitoring of lung condition due to respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, bronchitis, emphysema and asthma
  • Diagnosing cause of shortness of breath
  • Monitoring prognosis
  • Assessing the effectiveness of treatment
  • Examining the consequences of chemical exposure, resulting in abnormal lung function
EQUIPMENT FEATURES
  • Allows for testing a broad population, from small children to athletes.
  • Helpful for all essential spirometry test
  • It has Bronchial Challenge testing program with automatic calculation of PD/PC

Involves studying sleep patterns through non invasive procedures overnight that allows the physician to monitor
brain & body functions.

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
  • Helps in the diagnosis of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and nighttime behaviors like sleepwalking and Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep disorders
  • Calibrate the levels of required air pressure for patients undergoing CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy
EQUIPMENT FEATURES
  • EEG monitors the sleep stages and the cycles of REM and non REM or NREM sleep, to identify possible disruptions in the pattern of the sleep
  • Polysomnogram records brain waves, heartbeats and breathing, monitors eye movements, limb movements and oxygen levels in the blood
  • The sensors measure Brain waves, Chin muscle activity, Heart rate, Breathing, Oxygen levels, Leg movements

The Department of Pulmonary provides diagnosis of and treatment for patients with illnesses that affect the lungs, breathing and sleep disorders. The department of our best is well-equipped with robust technology to provide a comprehensive & holistic care both for the outpatients and patients admitted to the hospital, including the ICUs, therefore Virinchi Hospital is considered to be one of the best TB hospital in Hyderabad. 

Pulmonologists have expertise in evaluating, diagnosing and treating various health conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease (ILD), sarcoidosis, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, sleep disorders, lung infections like pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), acute and chronic respiratory failure.

This department at Virinchi Hospitals also has an allergy clinic to manage and prevent allergies of different types. In addition, a collaborative and multidisciplinary team offer compassionate care in addition to family education and other supportive services.  

Facilities

  • Well-trained Pulmonology team
  • Routine procedures like chest drains (both Seldinger & regular drains), Pleural aspirations
  • Bronchoscopy (Both Adult & Paediatric): bronchoscopic washings, lavage and biopsy including transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB)
  • Bronchoscopy with Narrow Band Imaging technology (Bronchoscopic option to detect early cancer)
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Laser therapy of airways, Airway foreign body removal
  • Airway stenting
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Flexi-Rigid Thoracoscopy
  • Comprehensive PFT Lab (Spirometry, DLCO, muscle strength assessment
  • Sleep disorders clinic & NIV clinic (CPAPs & Bilevel PAP)
  • Smoking cessation Clinic
  • TB clinic
  • Lung cancer clinic
  • ILD Clinic
  • Thoracic Surgery back-up
  • Excellent Radiology team who are extremely competent in performing all the image-guided procedures (Ultrasound/CT guided)
  • 24×7 cath lab that can cater to emergencies like Bronchial artery embolisation.
  • Comprehensive sleep lab (PSG, Split-night studies for titration, in-house sleep technologist for manual scoring of the sleep studies)
  • Intensive care services for management of critically-ill
  • Training programmes for Pulmonary and Critical Care specialists
  • Pulmonary Rehab Programme

Interventional Pulmonology

Our Interventional Pulmonology team provides diagnostic and therapeutic interventions by employing video-assisted flexible bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy & EBUS guided procedures. They deal with complications of tracheostomy and intubation (tracheal & bronchial stenosis), relapsing polychondritis, tracheo-bronchomalacia, lung nodules, lung masses & cancers, haemoptysis (blood in sputum), pleural effusions (fluid in the pleural spaces surrounding the lungs), enlarged lymph nodes between the lungs (hilar & mediastinal lymphadenopathy) 

Electrocautery & APC via Bronchoscopy

Lesions like benign cancers, sub-glottic stenosis, lung cancers are the obstructive lesions (tracheobronchial stenosis) diagnosed and treated by employing electric current to open up the airways and to stop bleeding. APC technique or Bronchoscopic Argon Plasma Coagulation is employed to stop bleeding with the help of heat produced by argon gas to coagulate nearby lung tissues.

Bronchoscopic Laser technique

Laser beam is employed in bronchoscopy for tumour debulking, to remove obstructions (stenosis) that causes shortness of breath with high precision.

Balloon Dilation for Tracheal and Bronchial Stenosis

In this technique, small balloons are passed through the bronchoscope to dilate bronchial tubes. This is quite similar to the way in which cardiologists perform angioplasty.

Tracheo-bronchial Stenting

Airway obstructions are usually caused by tracheal or bronchial stenosis (either benign or cancerous). To remove such obstructions, the airways are kept opened with the help of a stent placed inside the airway, with the help of either rigid/ flexible videobronchoscope.

Rigid Bronchoscopy

For patients who are not candidates for fibre-optic bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy is the preferred diagnostic and therapeutic technique for tumour and foreign body removal, stenting and sometimes to deal with significant bleeding.

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

A bronchoscope with an ultrasound probe at the tip is used by the pulmonologist to detect abnormalities and perform biopsies in the inaccessible and abnormal areas of the lung (mediastinal & hilar lymph glands). This technique is precise, accurate and thus minimizes the risk of puncturing blood vessels inside the lungs, as it is done under guidance of ultrasound.

Intercostal Drain / Chest Tube

Lungs are covered by 2 layers of pleura. Fluids, air, blood, pus can accumulate in this potential space due various diseases, causing collapse of the lung. To re-expand the lungs by removing the fluid/air, a small tube is inserted into this cavity. The procedure can also be performed under ultrasound guidance.

Thoracoscopy / Pleuroscopy

In this procedure, a thoracoscope (camera) is used to examine the space surrounding the lungs. The camera is inserted via a small hole (1-2 cm) under local anaesthesia and a careful examination of the space is done and biopsies are taken under direct vision as opposed to the blind biopsies done previously.

Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy

This technique is an advanced way to detect pre-cancerous lesions of the lung. In auto-fluorescence bronchoscopy, a bronchoscope with special light (NBI) is passed through the bronchial tubes to identify any abnormalities, which are quite difficult to be seen by standard bronchoscopy.

PleurX Catheter placement
In this procedure, a pig-tail catheter is placed in the pleural space when fluid continues to re-accumulate, in patients with malignant pleural effusions.

Sleep Disorders

Obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, breathing difficulty during sleep, parasomnias, are different types of issues related to sleep.

Non Invasive Ventilation

Ventilation of the lungs can be achieved non-invasively (without having to put tubes into the throat) with the help of machines and motors that generate airflow at high pressure, which is then passed to the patients by means of face masks. This technique is useful for patients with breathing difficulties and sleep problems. 

Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)

The various pulmonary function tests are used to assess the breathing capacity/lung capacity of individuals. A team of experienced and trained technicians perform PFTs in the PFT lab. They are useful in the diagnosis of conditions like Asthma, ILD, and COPD. They are also used in the assessment of the lung capacity prior to major surgery and air-travel. In addition, it also helps in analysing the effectiveness of medications.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Patients who suffer from chronic / end-stage lung diseases, require a comprehensive / holistic  care to improve their quality of life. This includes assessments by pulmonologists, physiotherapists, psychiatrists (to enable cope with the disease) along with the support of the families. This programme is aimed at gaining the confidence of the patient.

Virinchi Hospitals, is termed as the best lungs hospital in Hyderabad, and we take our customer queries very seriously. To know more about the cost of treatment for the various procedures, please contact us at contact_us@virinchihospitals.com.
  • Dedicated team to monitor technological innovation and medical advances to keep abreast of local innovations in global healthcare
  • Access to advanced diagnostic tools with data based decision making
  • Home to some of the most eminent pioneering. doctors in India
  • Best-in-class Future ready equipment capable of analysing 15,000 bio-markers
  • IT integrated healthcare delivery with Patient centric IT enabled processes
  • Deep medical expertise with a focus on CONNECT specialities
Why Virinchi Hospitals?
  • Dedicated team to monitor technological innovation and medical advances to keep abreast of local innovations in global healthcare
  • Access to advanced diagnostic tools with data based decision making
  • Home to some of the most eminent pioneering. doctors in India
  • Best-in-class Future ready equipment capable of analysing 15,000 bio-markers
  • IT integrated healthcare delivery with Patient centric IT enabled processes
  • Deep medical expertise with a focus on CONNECT specialities
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