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Dr. Nitin Rathi

Dr. Nitin Rathi

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MBBS, DNB - Respiratory Diseases




14 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr. Nitin Rathi working as a consultant in Max Super Speciality Hospital , Patparganj since last 10 years

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Nirman Vihar, Delhi

Makkar Multispeciality Hospital


A12, Priyadarshini Vihar, Landmark: Opposite Road Priyadarshini Vihar & Near V3S Mall, Delhi

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Mon - Sun

07:00 - 09:00


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

Paper Presentation - 2009


DNB - Respiratory Diseases - Diploma National Board, 2008


Indian Chest Society
National Academy of Medical Sciences
American College of Chest Physicians


2008 - 2017 Consultant at Max Super Speciality Hospital


17930 Delhi Medical Council, 2003
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