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Dr. Rajkumar Kulasekaran

Dr. Rajkumar Kulasekaran

Dr. Rajkumar Kulasekaran

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MBBS, DNB - Respiratory Diseases

Pulmonologist

14 Years Experience Overall  (10 years as specialist)

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Dr. Rajkumar Kulasekaran is a Pulmonologist and Pediatric Sleep Medicine Specialist in Adyar, Chennai and has an experience of 14 years in these fields. Dr. Rajkumar Kulasekaran practices at Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai in 2005 and DNB - Respiratory Diseases from Apollo Hospitals in 2010. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),Indian Chest Society,Fellow Member of European Respiratory Society,Fellow member of American College of Chest Physician and Tamilnadu Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Lung Transplant,Bronchoscopy,Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment,Tracheostomy and Interstitial Lung Disease Treatment etc.

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Adyar, Chennai

Fortis Malar Hospital

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52, 1st Main Road, Gandhinagar, Landmark: Near Adyar Signal, 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

Education

MBBS - Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, 2005
DNB - Respiratory Diseases - Apollo Hospitals, 2010

Memberships

Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Chest Society
Fellow Member of European Respiratory Society
Fellow member of American College of Chest Physician
Tamilnadu Medical Council

Experience

2014 - 2016 Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist at Apollo Specialty Hospitals
2011 - 2016 Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist at Fortis Malar
2006 - 2016 Pulmonologist at Apollo

Registrations

77927 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2006
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