MBBS, DNB - Respiratory Diseases
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Dr. Suresh is a Pulmonologist and Interventional Pulmonology and Respiratory Emergency Specialist in Vadapalani, Chennai and has an experience of 22 years in these fields. Dr. Suresh practices at SIMS Hospital in Vadapalani, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1991,DTCD(Diploma in TB and Chest Dieseas) from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1997 and DNB - Respiratory Diseases from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2008. He is a member of Indian Chest Society,European Respiratory Society (ERS) and International Medical Sciences Academy.
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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.