Pulmonology refers to the branch of medical sciences that deals with diagnosing and treating diseases of the respiratory tract. The human body relies on a healthy, continuously functioning respiratory tract to support bodily functions. If it suffers any medical complications, the health of the entire body is adversely affected. This classifies it as a branch of intensive care since any issues to the respiratory tract develop immediate and critical medical complications that must be treated immediately.
Pulmonologists are specialists in the respiratory system who diagnose, assist and treat patients with diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, asthma, and chest-related issues. Under certain circumstances, pulmonologists may move a patient to artificial life support systems when their respiratory system fails to function effectively and also coordinate with cardiothoracic surgeons for complicated issues.
The Pulmonology department at Khalifa Gul Nawaz Teaching Hospital is equipped with the latest medical equipment, facilitating pulmonologists to utilize advanced testing techniques for precisely diagnosing any respiratory complication. The treatment provides comprehensive treatment for patients ailing from both common and complex respiratory issues of the lungs, trachea, internal airways, and chest area. Pulmonologists rely on minimally invasive techniques where possible to achieve reduced post-operation stress and faster recovery time.
A trained and experienced team of pulmonologists treat respiratory complications of various natures, ranging from infectious and structural to being inflammatory or tumorous in nature. This necessitates the understanding of the cardiovascular system as well since the disease can also affect other organs of the body. In such medical cases, a team is formed with cardiovascular specialists who assist in the case with their relevant set of comprehensive expertise.
Our Pulmonology Team:
- Dr. Naveed Pervez, Assistant Professor (Pulmonology)
- Dr. Zahid Ullah, District Chest Specialist
- Dr. Alamzeb Khan, District Chest Specialist