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Dr. S Balamurugan

Dr. S Balamurugan

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MBBS, DNB - Respiratory Diseases

Pulmonologist

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General Physician

19 Years Experience Overall  (16 years as specialist)

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Dr. S Balamurugan is consultant in Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine with 16 years of experience.He has conducted 30 clinical trials in the field of Respiratory Medicine, Diabetology and Hypertension.

Valasaravakkam, Chennai

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Common questions & answers

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.

Education

MBBS - Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC), 1997
DNB - Respiratory Diseases - National Board Of Examination, 2004

Memberships

Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Chest Society
American College of Chest Physicians

Experience

2007 - Present Owner at Dr. S. Balamurugan's Clinic

Registrations

59926 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1997

Trainings and Certifications

DIPLOMA IN TB AND CHEST DISEASES - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2001
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