MBBS, MD - General Medicine
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Dr. Sundararajan is a Pulmonologist,Respiratory Therapy Specialist and General Physician in Greams Road, Chennai and has an experience of 23 years in these fields. Dr. Sundararajan practices at Apollo Hospital in Greams Road, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Madurai Kamaraj University in 1990 and MD - General Medicine from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 1997. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Tamilnadu Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Thoracoscopy,Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment,Bronchoscopy,Lung Infections Treatment and Respiratory Conditions etc.
21/22 Greams Lane, Thousand Lights, Off Greams Road, Landmark: Near Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Chennai
Mon - Sat
10:00 - 03:00
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.