MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases/Medicine
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99% (101 votes)
Dr. Ammaiyappan Palaniswamy Chockalingam is a Pulmonologist in Adyar, Chennai and has an experience of 23 years in this field. Dr. Ammaiyappan Palaniswamy Chockalingam practices at ARKA CENTER FOR HORMONAL HEALTH in Adyar, Chennai and Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Annamalai Universtiy in 1997,Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD) from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2002 and MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases/Medicine from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2015. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Lung Function Tests/Spirometry,Pleurisy,Mediastinoscopy,Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment and Lobectomy etc.
2 clinics for General Consultation
1st Avenue, Shastri Nagar, Landmark: Near Grand Sweets, Chennai
Mon - Sat
11:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 08:30
52, 1st Main Road, Gandhinagar, Landmark: Near Adyar Signal, Chennai
Mon - Sat
04:00 - 05:30
Doctor was immensively responsive to hear the patients problem.I preferred to take an opinion from this Doctor, as my consultation with another Doctor on the same problem was not satisfactory.The Doctor was very quick in diagnosing the issue and prescribed treatment best suiting to the patients other health issues.He assured that he would be available to hear the development or progress in treatment which itself would be a great relief to patient.I would be more than happy to recommend Dr.Ammaiyappan Palani swamy for any pulmonology related problems.
Dr. Ammaiyapan has been really professional and has shown true commitment to solve my health issues. We are still addressing them, but he has made me feel I’m in good hands.
I have heard about Fortis Malar Adyar 4PM to 6PM program. In that program they offer expert in every department.
Q: What is a Pulmonologist?
A: A doctor who is specialized in diagnosis and treatment of respiratory system diseases is called as pulmonologist. The respiratory system include the airway (all organs that carry air to lungs from body's outside environment), the lungs and the muscles for respiration.
Q: What type of respiratory problems can a Pulmonologist treat?
A: Pulmonologists can treat lung or airway inflammation, blocked lung airways, damage to lung alveoli and lung diseases occurred due to inhalation of dust chemical or smoking, genetic diseases of the lung like cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis.
Q: When do you need to visit a Pulmonologist?
A: You should visit a pulmonologist if you are facing breathing difficulties, having cough from a long time, have blood or mucus in cough, sudden weight loss due to unknown reasons and have severe breathing problem while doing daily activities or exercising.
Q: What tests wil a Pulmonologist do for a check up?
A: Pulmonologists will perform different tests depending up on your problem. These may include CT scan, chest ultrasound, chest X-ray, pulse oximetry test, pleural biopsy, bronchoscopy (to examine airway), breathing test (pulmonary function test) to check functioning of lungs and sleep study to detect sleep disorder.
Q: What is the difference between a Pulmonologist and chest surgeon?
A: Pulmonologists will diagnose and treat respiratory system related disorders but if you are having a serious lung disease then you will be referred to chest surgeon to remove affected lung part or for a lung transplant.