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Respiratory Medicine Dept

Christian Medical College, Vellore

Welcome To The Department Of Respiratory Medicine

The Department of Respiratory Medicine deals with diseases related to the lungs and other organs associated with the function of breathing. Our department attracts patients with complex problems from all parts of the country and has a strong clinical base with emphasis on bedside teaching and learning. The laboratory support is provided by a state-of-the art pulmonary function, exercise physiology and sleep labs.

The department also has the backing of full-fledged bronchoscopy and
medical thoracoscopy services. Multidisciplinary teams with the collaborating departments exist for Interstitial lung disease, Thoracic oncology & Radiology. We have the backing of a good thoracic surgery service from the department of cardiothoracic-vascular surgery.

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The Department of Respiratory Medicine

The courses run by the Department of Respiratory Medicine are the 3 year M.D (Respiratory Medicine) and the BSc course in Respiratory therapy. Students are trained in managing lung related disorders, in the outpatient and in patient settings and also in airway and pleural based procedures. Post graduate students are also involved in research activities and present their work at regional and national conferences.

Department of Respiratory Medicine

Special Clinics

Sleep Clinic

Due to lifestyle changes the quality of sleep is affected in many ways. Obesity and sleep apnea is fast becoming a major contributor to unwellness. We have well equipped Level 1 Sleep lab, designed specifically to identify sleep related disorders.

Interstitial Lung Diseases

Interstitial lung diseases are a group of diseases that make the lungs stiff. Usually, the lung tissue is soft, supplying oxygen easier. When lungs become stiff, they gradually lose their capacity to supply oxygen.

Spectrum of Diseases

Asthma, COPD

Asthma and COPD for two related diseases that affect the Airways. Asthma is usually inherited genetically. However, exposure to certain allergens and Chemicals at work can also lead to asthma development.

Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis is a disease of the Airways, typically characterized by destruction and abnormally dilated Airways. While tuberculosis is the most common cause of this disease, any lung infection can ...

Interstitial Lung Diseases

Interstitial lung diseases are a group of diseases that make the lungs stiff. Usually, the lung tissue is soft, supplying oxygen easier. When lungs become stiff, they gradually lose their capacity to supply oxygen.

Lung Malignancy, Pleural Malignancy

Cancer is a disease that can affect the lungs, airways such as the trachea, the outer pleural covering of the lungs and the chest wall. Usually, patients are incidentally diagnosed

Pleural Diseases

Pleura is the outer covering of the lungs. Sometimes fluid can accumulate between the two layers of pleura within the chest wall. Tthis could be due to various reasons such as infection, cancer, heart failure...

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a common disease found in our country. Most Indians are infected with the TB bacteria early in their life, however they manifest pulmonary tuberculosis only when their immunity declines

Respiratory Infections

Respiratory infections such as pneumonia, covid-19, swine flu, lung abscess etc will require admission to ward for appropriate care. Patients who are at high risk for infections such as those on chemotherapy, recent surgeries...

Allergies

Allergic diseases such as anaphylaxis, urticaria and angioedema can occur due to exposure to certain foods, drugs, insect venoms and certain unknown triggers. Detailed evaluation of these patients involves a thorough...

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is fastly becoming a common disease with the advent of industrialisation in India. Due to a western diet and sedentary lifestyle obesity has become common. While obesity is a common cause for sleep apnea...

Respiratory Medicine Dept
CMC Vellore

Christian Medical College

Ida Scudder Road,

Vellore – 632004

Tamil Nadu, India

Contact Info

Dept office number: 0416 2282859
Email: resmed@cmcvellore.ac.in
Working hours:
Mon – Fri: 8 am to 4.30 pm
Sat: 8 am to 12 pm

OPD Timing:
Wed: 8.00 am – 4.30pm
Fri: 8.00 am – 4.30 pm
Sat: 8.00 am – 12 pm

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