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Dr. G.Thilagavathy

Dr. G.Thilagavathy

Dr. G.Thilagavathy

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MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MD - TB & Chest

Pulmonologist

21 Years Experience Overall  (21 years as specialist)

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94% (35 votes)

Enthusiastic,energetic always ready to solve health issues of any system with predominant flare for lungs

3 clinics for General Consultation

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T Nagar, Chennai

Apollo Medical Centre

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Door No 11, 4, Sivaprakasam St, opposite to Brilliant Tutorial, Pondy Bazaar, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Landmark: Opposite to Brilliant tutorial, 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.

Specializations

Awards and Recognitions

Many national And International Journals

Education

MBBS - Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, 1992
Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD) - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1997
MD - TB & Chest - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2001

Memberships

Indian Chest Society
British Thoracic Society
American Thoracic Society

Experience

2001 - Present Associate Professor at Apollo Hospital, Tynampet
2011 - Present Associate Professor at Vijaya Hospital
2014 - 2019 senior consultant pulmonologist at COSH Hospitals

Registrations

50352 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1992
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