Artemis Pulmonology & Critical Care Centre
Critical Care Medicine
The Department of Critical Care Medicine provides sophisticated, compassionate, and expert care to critically ill patients in our medical center. Our approach to care emphasises ethical principles and cost-effectiveness. Quality patient care is optimized through a multidisciplinary team approach, which includes intensivists, critical care fellows, nurses, respiratory and physical therapists, pharmacists, nutrition specialists, and social workers.
The Department of Critical Care Medicine provides patient care in two multidisciplinary ICUs totaling approximately 68 beds account for approximately 25% of the total number of beds at AHI. We at AHI provide in-house consultant level coverage round the clock 24 X 7. We believe this valuable resource improves the likelihood of survival for critically ill patients, provides appropriate supervision, and reduces complications due to medical errors or poorly performed procedures.
The Department of Pulmonology deals with the diseases affecting the lungs and the respiratory system. It has the capability for the evaluation & management of the entire range of acute & chronic respiratory diseases such as Asthma and respiratory allergies, COPD, ILD, Lung cancer, Auto immune disorders, sleep related disorders and chest wall disorders. The Department is integrated with the department of critical care in order to provide comprehensive care to patients requiring life support. A team of highly qualified intensive care specialists are available round the clock. Apart from the expertise the department is well equipped with the latest diagnostic & therapeutic technolologies in the field of respiratory care. The facilities include:
1. Pulmonary Function Laboratory:
PFT lab is equipped with advanced Morgans spiroair with provision of doing lung diffusion and volume studies besides routine spirometry by formally trained and experienced technicians. Preoperative evaluation for patients undergoing thoracic and extrathoracic surgeries is regularly done here. Facility of bed side spirometry is also available for patients who can't be moved to the lab.
2. Video Assisted Bronchoscopy:
Videobronchoscope and non videofibrescopes including ultrathin bronchoscope with comprehensive gadget of accessories are available both for diagnostic as well as therapeutic purposes. Non resolving radiological shadows, unexplained respiratory symptoms, blood in phlegm, foreign body aspirations, lung cancer are some of the cases where these facilities are utilised.
3. Sleep Laboratory:
Sleep studies are being done regularly for patients of obstructive sleep apnoea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, disorders of excessive snoring and day time sleepiness. Facility for diagnostic as well as titration studies are a regular feature of department in a state-of-the-art sleep lab.
4. Pulmonary Rehabilitation:
Education and counseling sessions are an integral part of outdoor services for smokers who desire to quit. The programmed rehabilitation program offers graduated muscle exercises and training for those who suffer from confining respiratory ailments like advanced COPD and chronic respiratory failure.
The latest technologies both the established ones like ECMO in ARDS and the evolving ones such as application of "Respiratory dialysis" (Hemolung) systems in respiratory failure caused by COPD are already in practice in our institute. All aspects of lung cancer diagnostics including PET scan are available at the institute.
All type of lung and thoracic surgeries are being performed by an experienced team of thoracic surgeons at our institute. Comprehensive respiratory care involves the assistance of well qualified technicians & dedicated chest physiotherapists. The Doctors are ably aided by a team of expert paramedical staff.
TEAM OF SPECIALISTS:
Dr. Sumit Ray - Chief Medical services & Chairperson - Critical Care
Critical Care & ICU (Unit I)
Dr. Reshma Tewari - Chief
Dr. Rajeev Chaudhry - Sr. Consultant
Dr. Rati Bansal Goel - Sr. Consultant
Dr. Sujan Dey - Sr. Consultant
Dr. Anil Kumar Barnwal - Consultant
Dr. Saurabh Kumar Das - Sr. Consultant
Critical Care & ICU (Unit II)
Dr. Jeetendra Sharma - Chief
Dr. Mukesh Kumar Gupta - Head
Dr. Kuldeep Singh - Sr. Consultant
Dr. Ram Narayan - Sr. Consultant
Dr. Amit Goyal - Consultant
RESPIRATORY/ PULMONOLOGY & SLEEP MEDICINE
Dr. (Brig.) Ashok Kumar Rajput - Chief
Dr. Shivanshu Raj Goyal - Consultant