SREE MOOKAMBIKA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

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TBCD and Pulmonology

Introduction

The TBCD and Pulmonology Department of Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences was started in 2010. The experienced and dedicated Respiratory Physicians are experts in treating full range of respiratory disorders and are supported by well-trained Respiratory Care Technologists, who act as PFT Technicians, Bronchoscopy assistants and Physician Assistants.

The department treats the whole gamut of lung problems like Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pneumonia (and other lung infections) Interstitial Lung Diseases,  Occupational Lung Diseases, Pleural Diseases, Cancers of the respiratory tract, snoring and sleep apnea and critically ill patients like acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma, COPD, ILD, PTE, ARDS etc.,  and all other undiagnosed and  complicated lung diseases.

Clinical Services

Inpatient Services

Patients who require in-patient care are admitted in special wards and managed.  The wards are well ventilated. They have Central Oxygen Supply and Central Vacuum Suction facilities and Jet nebulisers. Very critically ill patients are managed in the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit.

Outpatient Services

The Respiratory medicine department is in the Basement 1 of Hospital. The Out Patient Department (OPD) works six days a week. Senior consultants are available for consultation and management of respiratory diseases. 

Facilities

  • Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory (PFT)
  • Flexible Fibre Optic Bronchoscopy (FOB) Service
  • THORACOSCOPY / PLEUROSCOPY
  • Sleep Laboratory- Polysomnography (Sleep Study)

Other Activities

The department periodically conducts patient education on following days. 

    • World TB day – 24thMarch 
    • World Sleep Disorder Day – 24th March 
    • World Asthma Day – 1stTuesday in the month of May
    • World No Tobacco Day – 31st May  
    • Lung Cancer Day – 1stAugust 
    • World Lung Day – 25th September
    • World Pneumonia Day – 12thNovember
    • World COPD day – 14thNovember   

Academics

TBCD and Pulmonology is regularly involved in UG and PG teaching (Theory and Clinical).