Pediatric Pulmonologist in Old Airport Road

Paediatric Pulmonology

Paediatric Pulmonology Treatment in Bangalore

The Department of Paediatric Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine at Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bangalore, provides comprehensive services for the evaluation and management of children with acute and chronic respiratory conditions. With advanced diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, we focus on personalised, effective, and compassionate care of diseases, requiring routine investigations to complex interventions. 

Why Manipal Hospitals?

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at Manipal Hospitals is one of the pioneering Pediatric Pulmonology units in the country, with the visionary road map initiated by Dr. Mahesh Babu more than 15 years ago. Our dedicated team of experts provide high-quality specialist care for children with a wide spectrum of lung disorders, ranging from infections and asthma to complex respiratory conditions requiring home ventilation support and cough assist devices. 

We have more than 600 children in the home ventilation program, currently the largest cohort of home-ventilated children in the country. We work together with Respiratory Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Lung function and Sleep laboratory technicians who are an integral part of the team. 

Consult our child care specialists if you need Paediatric Pulmonology Treatment in Bangalore

Treatments & Procedures

At Manipal Hospitals, we are dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate care for children with respiratory and sleep disorders. 

1. Pediatric Allergy and Asthma: Evaluation and management of children with allergic rhinitis, preschool wheeze and asthma. Parental education and counselling for allergen and irritant avoidance, inhaler technique and lifestyle measures. Performing pediatric Lung Function tests for objective assessment and careful follow-up of these patients.

2. General Respiratory Care: Evaluation of children with noisy breathing, chronic cough, congenital airway and lung malformations, infections such as viral and bacterial pneumonia, tuberculosis and parasitic lung infections, recurrent or persistent pneumonia and empyema, along with pre and post-operative management of children who have undergone VATS.

3. Cystic Fibrosis: Our Cystic Fibrosis Clinic stands out with its advanced clinical expertise and diagnostic capabilities, providing specialised care for children with this condition. The clinic's team, including skilled physiotherapists, dietitians, nurses, and doctors, works collaboratively to enhance the quality of life for children battling Cystic Fibrosis. This monthly Cystic Fibrosis Clinic focuses on providing high-quality, specialized care for children with Cystic Fibrosis(CF), and their families. CF is a chronic disease that needs regular follow-up even if the child has no symptoms. 

Managing CF requires a multidisciplinary approach. Our team includes experts from the fields of Paediatric Pulmonology, Paediatric Gastroenterology, Paediatric Endocrinology, ENT, Clinical Genetics, Physiotherapy, and Nutrition.  Our collective aim is to provide a holistic management approach for children with CF. Early identification of problems leads to more effective management and better outcomes.

4. Aerodigestive Conditions: At our Aerodigestive Clinic, children with conditions like aspiration pneumonia, gastroesophageal reflux, and congenital anomalies benefit from the combined expertise of our ENT, Pediatric Gastroenterology, and speech and language therapy teams. We offer comprehensive diagnostics, including barium studies, oesophagal manometry, upper GI endoscopy, and video fluoroscopic swallow studies, alongside therapeutic interventions such as fundoplication and PEG.

5. Neuromuscular Diseases: We have a large cohort of children with conditions like Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and other neuromuscular conditions. Clinical support for acute and chronic respiratory problems, lung function tests, polysomnography, chest physiotherapy, tracheostomy management and cough assist devices, along with home ventilation services and titration of ventilation as needed.

6. Complex Respiratory Issues: We form a part of a multidisciplinary team to take care of patients with syndromes such as Down syndrome, craniofacial syndromes such as Crouzon syndrome, Apert syndrome, Treacher Collin and Pierre robin sequence, and children with chest wall deformities. We also manage children with mucopolysaccharidosis, Immunodeficiency and chronic lung diseases like bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and primary ciliary dyskinesia. Partnering with the pediatric ICU, paediatric surgery, ENT and spine teams, we offer services such as home ventilation and tracheostomy, along with training of parents of children who have a tracheostomy and rehabilitation pre and post-spinal surgery.

7. Pediatric Sleep Disorders: We evaluate children with sleep-related issues, including sleep-disordered breathing. We have a dedicated paediatric sleep lab with advanced state-of-the-art equipment, such as transcutaneous carbon dioxide monitoring and level 1 polysomnography. Other sleep-related conditions like childhood insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias like night terrors and sleepwalking, movement disorders in sleep and narcolepsy are managed.

8. Post-critical Care: We manage the care of critically unwell children after discharge from pediatric ICU who have been on extensive cardiorespiratory support, including chronic ventilator support, post-ECMO, post-Bone Marrow Transplant and other organ transplants.

9. Paediatric Lung Transplant Care: We have initiated a road map to paediatric lung transplant services. We aim to offer this to patients with long-term chronic lung diseases when no other treatment options are available.

Facilities and Services

At Manipal Hospital Old Airport Road, Bangalore, we provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of children with respiratory and sleep disorders. 
Clinical Services:

  • Management of Complex Respiratory Conditions: We are equipped to handle severe and rare respiratory conditions, offering both standard and advanced treatment options.

  • Management of Pediatric Asthma and Allergy: Tailored treatment plans, including medication management, inhaler technique training, and asthma action plans. Identification and management of triggers for asthma and allergies, including environmental and food allergens.

  • Regular assessment of lung function and health: Helps in early detection and addressing complications such as pulmonary hypertension and growth issues associated with Chronic Lung Disease (CLD), screening for CF-related diabetes and other complications.

  • Respiratory support: Respiratory support and rehabilitation, including oxygen therapy, ventilator support, and respiratory physiotherapy to improve lung function and quality of life.

  • Multidisciplinary approach: Including pulmonary management, nutritional support, and gastrointestinal care. Access to the latest medications and treatments for Cystic Fibrosis, including gene-targeted therapies.

  • Diagnosis and Management of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders: This includes obstructive sleep apnea, using sleep studies like polysomnography. Management includes the use of non-invasive ventilation and other supportive measures.

  • Behavioural Sleep Interventions: For conditions like insomnia, parasomnias, and circadian rhythm disorders.

  • Long-term Care for Chronic Conditions: For children with chronic respiratory issues, we provide ongoing monitoring and management, helping them lead as normal a life as possible.

Home Care and Teleconsultation Services

  • Home-Based Care: Understanding the challenges of frequent hospital visits, we offer home care services for continuous monitoring and management of chronic conditions.

  • Short-term & Long-term Ventilation Support: We provide ongoing support and management for children on both long-term and short-term ventilation, including home ventilation programs.

  • Teleconsultation: We provide virtual consultations, ensuring that expert medical advice is accessible even from a distance. This service is particularly beneficial for follow-ups and routine check-ups.

Multidisciplinary Clinics

  • Swallowing and Airway Disorders Clinic: This clinic focuses on children with conditions affecting swallowing and breathing, offering a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and management.

  • Clinic for Neuromuscular Problems: We address respiratory complications arising from neuromuscular disorders, ensuring these children receive specialised respiratory care.

  • Syndromic Children Clinic: Tailored for children with syndromes affecting the respiratory system, this clinic provides holistic care, covering all aspects of their condition.

Diagnostic Services

  • Pediatric Lung Function Tests include spirometry, Forced Oscillation Technique, Body Plethysmography and DLCO.

  • Sweat Chloride Test for Cystic Fibrosis.

  • Polysomnography (Level 1) with Transcutaneous monitoring.

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT).

  • Neonatal and Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy.

  • Collaborative procedures with ENT surgeons, Pediatric Gastroenterologists and Pediatric Surgeons.

  • Non-invasive and invasive ventilation titration studies.

Research and Training

We are also involved in research and training activities. Some of these include:

  • Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine.

  • Asthma counsellors training program.

  • Sleep technologists training program.

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