General chest medicine and pulmonology are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory system disorders.
Pulmonology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals specifically with the lungs and respiratory tract. Pulmonologists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of lung and breathing problems, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and sleep apnea. They also perform diagnostic procedures such as bronchoscopy, pulmonary function tests, and thoracentesis to help diagnose and manage these conditions.
General chest medicine is a broader term that encompasses all medical conditions that affect the chest, including the respiratory system, heart, and blood vessels. Chest medicine specialists are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including respiratory infections, pleural diseases, chest wall disorders, and pulmonary hypertension.
Both pulmonologists and chest medicine specialists work closely with other healthcare providers, such as primary care physicians and critical care specialists, to provide comprehensive care for patients with respiratory conditions. They may also work in multidisciplinary teams to develop individualized treatment plans for patients with complex respiratory problems.
Consulting with a chest medicine specialist or pulmonologist typically involves several steps:
Throughout the process, it is important to ask questions and communicate openly with your doctor. They can help you understand your condition and make informed decisions about your healthcare.
We, at Neotia Mediplus OPD & Diagnostics Clinic’s Orthopaedic Centre, offer superlative chest medicine & pulmonology services through our team of eminent specialists in this field and cutting-edge technological equipment. Our focus is to manage the discomfort and disease and quick recovery across all patients, young and old.