The speciality of Chest Medicine deals with a gamut of diseases that involve the lungs, airways, mediastinum, pleura, diaphragm and the chest wall. Not only thoracic, but disorders that affect the breathing indirectly like neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders are also part of the speciality.
The burden of chest diseases is increasing with growing urbanization, pollution and due to harmful effects of smoking. The diseases that we encounter commonly in our population for which Chest Medicine services are required are Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Tuberculosis, Pneumonias, Chest traumas, Pneumothorax, Pleural effusions, Mediastinal lymph adenopathy, Lung cancer, Sleep disorders, Allergies, and Respiratory failure due to various causes.
The department of Chest Medicine at Krishna Super Speciality Hospital provides all that is necessary for high quality care of patients, viz. excellent manpower resources in its consultants and post graduate residents, state-of-the-art equipment required for diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases, a human approach combined with total dedication and academic activities always remain abreast with the latest developments in the field of respiratory medicine.Research in progress

DIAGNOSTIC & THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT:

 Pulmonary function testing
 Bronchoscopy & Related Procedures
 Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
 Radial EBUS
 Medical Thoracoscopy/ Pleuroscopy
 Foreign Body Removal
 Chest Tube/ Intercostal Drain
 Allergy testing