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Dr. K Vijayasaratha

Dr. K Vijayasaratha

Dr. K Vijayasaratha

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MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases/Medicine, DNB - Respiratory Diseases, MBBS, MRCP (UK)

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Somnologist (Sleep Specialist)

27 Years Experience Overall  (24 years as specialist)

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Dr. Vijayasaratha is a highly qualified Respiratory Physician with a broad experience of over 21 years in managing Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Interstitial Lung Diseases, Lung Cancer, Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis, Occupational Lung Diseases, Pleural Diseases and Sleep-related Breathing Disorders. She is skilled in Diagnostic procedures like Bronchoscopy, Transbronchial Lung Biopsy, Needle Aspiration of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes, Thoracoscopy – Semi-rigid and Rigid Techniques and Others. She has worked as a Respiratory Physician in various renowned centers in the UK including University of Birmingham Hospitals. Award-winning, a meritorious and best outgoing student, Dr. Vijayasaratha after completing her postgraduate studies from Madras Medical College in 1996, went to the United Kingdom and had undergone intensive respiratory higher specialist training between 1999 and 2008, and was awarded with MRCP in 2000 and a dual CCT in respiratory and general internal medicine in 2008. Dr. Vijayasaratha did a fellowship in interventional pulmonology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Boston, USA. (Affiliated to Harvard Medical School) in 2010. She has the necessary skills and expertise in the area of medical thoracoscopy, endobronchial and thoracic ultrasound. Dr. Vijayasaratha has carried out original research in COPD and alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency has original published research articles to her credit.

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Nandanam, Chennai

Breathe Easy Clinic

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At New Block Basement, Venkateswara Hospital, Chamiers Road, Nandanam, Landmark: Venkataeswara Hospital, Chennai

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11:00 - 01:00

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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.

Awards and Recognitions

Best Outgoing Student MBBS and Johnstone Medalist - 1993
Best Outgoing MD Student. - 1996

Education

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MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases/Medicine - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 1996
DNB - Respiratory Diseases - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1996
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1993

Memberships

Indian Chest Society
Royal College of Physicians (UK)
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
American Academy for Asthma Allergy and Immunology

Experience

2013 - 2017 Senior Consultant Pulmonologist at Fortis Malar Hospital, Adyar, Chennai-20

Registrations

52130 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1993
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