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Treatment & Diagnostic Tests Offered At Calwin Hospitals
Department of Pulmonology
Consult the best pulmonologist in Nagercoil to treat various lung disorders, including breathing problems due to allergy, asthma & even conditions like pneumonia and COPD. Having performed thousands of surgeries and treated millions of patients, we are the best pulmonology hospital in Nagercoil. Visit us to experience advanced treatment and the best patient care at a reasonable rate.
Spirometry is a diagnostic test used to measure how much air you can breathe in and out in a single deep breath. It helps doctors diagnose certain lung conditions, including asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, etc. The results also help physicians determine if medications are helping the patient manage their disease.
Lung Volume Test
Pulmonary lung function tests measure lung volume, i.e., the volume of air in the lungs and how much is left after exhaling. It helps physicians determine the type of lung problem – if the condition is obstructive(COPD, asthma) or restrictive(pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis).
Exhaled Nitric Oxide Test
FeNO or exhaled nitric oxide test is conducted to diagnose and monitor asthma. The test, which takes less than 5 minutes, measures the amount of nitric oxide in your exhaled breath. The results help the doctor determine if the airways are inflamed and evaluate the effectiveness of medications.
Pulse Oximetry Test
A pulse oximeter is a small clip-on device that measures oxygen saturation levels, i.e., the percentage of oxygen being carried in your blood, compared to the maximum levels it can carry. Pulse oximetry tests are conducted for conditions where blood oxygen levels will likely vary, viz., heart failure, COPD, asthma, pneumonia, lung cancer, etc.
Plethysmography or pulmonary plethysmography determines how much air your lungs can hold and is used to diagnose lung disorders and track treatment progress. Conditions warranting plethysmography include COPD, asthma, and cystic fibrosis.
Diffusion Capacity Test
A lung diffusion test helps the doctor assess if the respiratory system is functioning efficiently and examine how your lungs allow oxygen & carbon dioxide to diffuse through the blood. The test is performed to diagnose lung diseases and track progress in patients undergoing treatment for lung disorders.
A bronchoscopy test helps diagnose & treat common lung conditions like pneumonia, airway blockage, or even bronchial cancer. The procedure uses a bronchoscope, a thin tube inserted through the nose or mouth and into the throat, trachea, and the airways (bronchi and bronchioles) to the lungs. There are 2 types of bronchoscopes – flexible and rigid. Among other things, a flexible bronchoscope helps take tissue samples and put medicine into the lungs, while a rigid bronchoscope removes lesions, controls bleeding, and removes foreign objects.
Pulmonary Function Tests
PFTs are a set of non-invasive tests that determine lung function. They help measure lung volume, lung capacity, gas exchange, etc. These tests are advised to diagnose and manage allergies and common lung conditions like asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, lung fibrosis, scleroderma, etc. PFTs help assess lung function before surgery for patients with heart or lung diseases and smokers.
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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
CF is a hereditary and progressive condition that causes respiratory and digestive problems. Treatments range from medications to techniques that help clear mucus from the lungs.
Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment
This is a serious condition caused by high blood pressure in the lungs and the right side of the heart. Treatment ranges from anticoagulant medications and diuretics to digoxin & even lung or heart-lung transplant in severe cases.
Complex Lung Disease Treatment
Also called MAC lung disease, Complex Lung is caused by a group of bacteria called Mycobacterium avium complex. Treatment includes medication, nebulised hypertonic saline, chest-wall oscillation, & even surgery.
Our Team of Experienced Pulmonologists
Dr. Jerryl Maclean is one of the best interventional pulmonologists in Nagercoil. He has extensive experience in medical thoracoscopy.
DR. M.JERRYL MACLEAN
DR. M.JERRYL MACLEAN
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