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Dr. Vishal Kumar Chitikeshi

Dr. Vishal Kumar Chitikeshi

Dr. Vishal Kumar Chitikeshi

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MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MBBS

Pulmonologist

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7 Years Experience Overall  (4 years as specialist)

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Im a speciliast in respiratory medicine /pulmonology. I deal with respiratory diseases of all kinds including asthma, TB [tuberculosis], lung cancer, pleural diseases, interstitial lung diseases and pneumonia. We also deal with obstructive sleep apnea. Im passionate to establish a facility which involves holistic approach and management for all kinds of respiratory diseases. Common procedures we do are spirometry [PFT], bronchoscopy [flexible and rigid], Ebus tbna and medical thoracoscopy. I did my speciliaty training from prestigious institute of JIPMER at Pondicherry and later worked as a Fellow at Max hospital, Saket, Delhi. Presently I also work as a Consultant at AIG hospitals, gachibowli , Hyd which is a multi speciality hospital established by world renowned Dr. Nageshwar reddy , Chairman of AIG group of hospitals.

Gachibowli, Hyderabad

AIG Hospital

3.5

Plot Number 2/3/4/5, Survey Number 136, 1, Mindspace Road, Hyderabad

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04:00 - 05:00

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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

MD - Pulmonary Medicine - JIPMER, Pondicherry, 2016
MBBS - Kakatiya Medical College, Wrangal, 2010

Memberships

Indian Chest Society
American College of Chest Physicians
European Respiratory Society (ERS)

Registrations

71202 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 2011
71202 Telangana State Medical Council, 2011
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