Artemis Pulmonology & Critical Care Centre
Critical Care Medicine:
The Department of Critical Care Medicine provides sophisticated, compassionate, competent, and expert care to critically sick patients in our medical center. Our approach to care prioritizes ethical principles as well as cost-effectiveness.
A multidisciplinary team approach to patient care is used, which includes physical therapists, nurses, intensivists, pharmacists, social workers, respiratory therapists, critical care fellows, and nutrition specialists. The Department of Critical Care Medicine provides patient care in two multidisciplinary ICUs totaling approximately 68 beds accounting for approximately 25% of the total number of beds at AHI. We at AHI provide in-house consultant-level coverage around the clock 24 X 7. This valuable resource, we believe, improves the survival rates for critically ill patients, and provides appropriate supervision, and complications caused by medical errors or poorly performed procedures.
The Department of Pulmonology deals with 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, Autoimmune 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 highly qualified team of intensive care specialists is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Apart from the expertise the department is well-equipped with the latest diagnostic & therapeutic technologies in the field of respiratory care. The facilities include:
1. Pulmonary Function Laboratory:
PFT lab is equipped with advanced Morgans spiroair with the provision of doing lung diffusion and volume studies besides routine spirometry by formally trained and experienced technicians. Preoperative analyses for patients undergoing thoracic and extrathoracic surgical intervention are performed on a regular basis. The facility of bedside spirometry is also available for patients who can't be moved to the lab.
2. Video-Assisted Bronchoscopy:
Video bronchoscopes and non-videofibrescopes including ultrathin bronchoscopes with comprehensive gadgets 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, and lung cancer are some of the cases where these facilities are utilized.
3. Sleep Laboratory:
Sleep studies are being done regularly for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, disorders of excessive snoring, and daytime sleepiness. Facilities for diagnostic, as well as titration studies, are a regular feature of the 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.
One of the most recent technologies, both established like ARDS in ECMO and emerging like the use of "Respiratory dialysis" (Hemolung) systems in respiratory distress which is caused by COPD, are already in use at our Pulmonology Department. All aspects of lung cancer diagnostics including PET scans are available at this critical care hospital and research institute.
All types of lung and thoracic surgeries are performed by an experienced team of thoracic surgeons at our institute. In most cases, for comprehensive respiratory care, highly trained chest physiotherapists and technicians are usually required. A team of expert paramedical staff aims to assist the Pulmonology Doctors.
Pulmonology diseases are disorders of the lungs and respiratory system and can range from mild to life-threatening. In order to diagnose pulmonary diseases accurately and effectively, it’s important to understand the root causes. Depending on the type of disease, underlying conditions like asthma, COPD, infections, trauma, or injury may play a role. Once underlying issues are addressed, diagnostic tests such as chest X-rays, lung function tests, spirometry tests, and imaging scans can help identify the disease. In some cases, a biopsy may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Additionally, blood tests and other laboratory tests can help determine if there is an infection or inflammation present. Finally, pulmonary function tests can provide information about how well the lungs are functioning.
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Team Of Specialists:
Critical Care & ICU (Unit I) Critical Care & ICU (Unit II)
- Dr. Reshma Tewari - Chief - Critical Care (Unit I)
- Dr. Anil Kumar Barnwal - Consultant - Critical Care (Unit I)
- Dr. Seema Sharma - Consultant - Critical Care (Unit I)
- Dr. Nupur Gupta - Consultant - Critical Care (Unit I)
- Dr. Jeetendra Sharma - Chief- Critical Care (Unit II) & Chief Medical Quality
- Dr. Kuldeep Singh - Associate Chief, Critical Care (Unit II)
- Dr. Shikha Sahi - Consultant, Critical Care (Unit II)
Critical Care & ICU (Unit III)
- Dr. Rati Bansal Goel - Head - Critical Care (Unit III)
Critical Care & ICU (Unit IV)
Respiratory/ Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
- Dr. Mukesh Kumar Gupta - Head - Critical Care (Unit IV)
- Dr. Arun Chowdary Kotaru - Consultant - Respiratory Disease & Sleep Medicine.
- Dr. Shivanshu Raj Goel - Consultant - Respiratory Disease & Sleep Medicine.
- Dr. Dixit Kumar Thakur - Consultant - Pulmonology & Critical Care