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At Manipal Hospital Vijayawada, our highly experienced and expertly trained team of interventional pulmonologists offers the most comprehensive care for all pulmonary diseases, such as bronchial asthma, pleural diseases, interstitial lung diseases, allergy & immunotherapy, sleep disorders, tuberculosis, COPD and lung cancer.
Our proficient team of pulmonologists offers a multidisciplinary approach involving collaborations with various other departments, such as rheumatology, otolaryngology, nephrology, oncology and cardiology. Equipped with a state-of-the-art respiratory critical care unit and next-generation technology for interventional pulmonology, our specialists diagnose and treat both adult and paediatric patients with various interventional procedures, such as thoracoscopy, flexible bronchoscopy, linear and radial EBUS, airway stenting and rigid bronchoscopy. Come visit our Interventional Pulmonology Hospital in Vijayawada for the best treatment.
Airway stenting is performed for treating obstructing lesions of the central airways (called the trachea), the bronchus intermedius and the main bronchi
This procedure is recommended for treating benign and malignant pleural effusions and pleurodesis.
Balloon bronchoplasty is extremely central to the practice of interventional bronchoscopy. It is easily used with both rigid and flexible bronchoscopy.
A flexible bronchoscopy is performed to look inside the patient’s respiratory system (nose, throat and lungs). This procedure involves the use of a bronchoscope, which is a soft tube with a camera and light on the end. Pictures of the respiratory system are produced on a monitor during the procedure.
As a rapidly evolving procedure, linear endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is quickly becoming the standard of care and first choice for diagnosing malignant and benign mediastinal lesions and also for staging non-small cell lung cancer. Lung cancer is currently one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality in the country.
Radial EBUS involves using a probe for diagnosing lung nodules or mass which cannot be accessed by normal bronchoscopy and ultrasound. It is a safer procedure than CT guided FNAC of lung tumours since the risk of pneumothorax is very less with radial probe guided FNAC. This is generally performed under general anaesthesia and assesses peripheral lung…
Experts in Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures
Our department of interventional pulmonology is recognized as the premier centre in the state and one of the best centres in the country for complicated airway interventions and offers diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, early lung cancer diagnosis and staging with EBUS, airway stenting for malignant and benign central airway obstruction, spigot placement for BPF closures and cryolung biopsies for interstitial lung diseases.
Our expertly trained team offers quick and accurate diagnosis of rare diseases, such as granulomatous polyangitis, sarcoidosis, pulmonary amyloidosis and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, with world class technology.
Experts in Multiple Interventional pulmonary Procedures
Flexible Bronchoscopy: For diagnosing respiratory infections like tuberculosis and pneumonia.
Linear EBUS: Mediastinal lymphnode sampling for diagnosing cancer, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis
Radial EBUS: Assessing peripheral lung lesions like cancer and infections
Balloon Bronchoplasty: Symptomatic airway stenosis for post-intubation stenosis
Airway Stenting-Silicon: Tracheobronchial stenting for benign tracheal stenosis and bronchial stenosis
Airway Stenting-Metal: Airway stenosis due to malignant airway obstruction, tracheoesophageal fistulas
Medical Thoracoscopy Indwelling Pleural Catheters: Benign and malignant pleural effusions and pleurodesis
Endo Bronchial Ablative Therapy with Electrosurgery and Argon Plasma Coagulation: Airway tumours-benign and malignant
Bronchial Artery Embolisation: Massive hemoptysis. Consult with our experts regarding the best treatment for Interventional Pulmonology.
Endobronchial Spigot: Bronchopleural fistula and hemoptysis
A precise diagnosis is necessary for the creation of an effective treatment strategy. Pulmonologists and pulmonary thoracic surgeons at Manipal Hospitals prioritise accurate diagnosis over successful therapy. Experts have treated even the most unusual illnesses with the utmost precision.
At Manipal Hospitals, our department of Pulmonology evaluates and treats the following conditions:
COPD - Smoking-related lung disease: The main cause of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is smoking. Another lung irritant that can cause COPD is prolonged exposure to second-hand smoke.
Chronic asthma: It affects children and adults by causing inflammation and narrowing of the tiny airways within the lungs.
Bronchiectasis: The lungs' airways deteriorate and enlarge, which leads to bronchiectasis. Sometimes the cause is unknown; however, it could be the result of an infection or another ailment.
Interstitial lung diseases: It includes a broad range of illnesses, the majority of which result in the gradual scarring of lung tissue.
Sleep disordered breathing: This disorder includes breathing that regularly stops and starts during sleep.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): This condition develops when the lungs become severely inflamed as a result of an infection or injury. Fluid from nearby blood vessels leaks into the tiny air sacs in the lungs due to inflammation, making breathing more difficult.
Respiratory failure: It occurs when the lungs are unable to provide adequate oxygen to the blood, causing difficulty in breathing.
Rare lung diseases like sarcoidosis and vasculitis: Sarcoidosis appears in certain people who are genetically predisposed to the illness, due to germs, viruses, dust, or chemicals. Their immune system overreacts to this, causing immune cells to start accumulating in an inflammatory pattern known as granulomas. An organ's functionality may be impacted as granulomas accumulate there. Vasculitis, on the other hand, is an inflammation of the blood vessels.
Manipal Hospitals has been the state's most comprehensive provider for all forms of pulmonary disorders, with treatments including:
Chronic Asthma treatment: Chronic asthma is usually treated with medications, such as inhaled corticosteroids.
Fiber optic bronchoscopic procedures, such as Bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL): It is an invasive treatment that is performed using a camera that can see the upper and lower airways well, along with a light source and fibre optics. BAL is performed to collect the sample from the lungs.
Transbronchial lung biopsies (TBLB): These are performed during flexible bronchoscopy using biopsy forceps. It aims to collect peripheral lung tissue samples to identify a peripheral lung lesion or to diagnose interstitial lung disease.
Trans bronchial needle aspiration (TBNA): It is a technique for obtaining cellular material by passing a needle through the bronchial wall to obtain tissue from the lung or hilar/mediastinal lesions located near the endobronchial tree.
Expertise in complex rigid bronchoscopic procedures: It is a procedure that allows larger airway instruments and cameras to pass through the patient's airway to diagnose and treat airway disease. It is usually performed by highly trained experts.
Airway foreign body removal: The vallecula is exposed with the laryngoscope tip, and the foreign body is visualised and removed with appropriate foreign body forceps.
Airway stenting: It is used to treat obstructing lesions of the central airways (called the trachea), the bronchus intermedius, and the main bronchi.
Cryolung biopsies: It is a bronchoscopic technique performed by inserting a flexible cryoprobe into the lung parenchyma, freezing it, and shearing out the frozen lung tissue around the tip.
Ballon bronchoplasty for Tracheobroncho stenosis: It is a critical component of interventional bronchoscopy, suitable for both rigid and flexible bronchoscopies to open airway stenoses and re-establish sufficient airflow.
Tumor debulking: It is the process of surgically removing as much of the tumour as possible so that chemotherapy and radiation therapy have the best chance of killing the tumour cells.
Spigot placement for management of massive hemoptysis and fistulas: A bronchial fistula can be blocked with the Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot (EWS), which is a bronchoscopic device with a silicon plug.
Medical Thoracoscopy for the diagnosis of pleural diseases like TB, malignancy, and other rare diseases: It is recommended for treating benign and malignant pleural effusions and pleurodesis. To know more about medical thoracoscopy treatment in Vijayawada, visit Manipal Hospitals.
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working. The tests measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange. This information can help your healthcare provider diagnose and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders. To know more visit the best interventional pulmonology hospital in Vijayawada.
Manipal Hospitals is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care and building long-term partnerships with its patients. Our Pulmonology department and its patients are a testament to this. Contact us to know more about respiratory problems and book an appointment with one of our Pulmonology specialists today.