Dr. Rahul Pandit, an experienced Senior Intensive Care Consultant, joined the Fortis family in May 2012. Having a prestigious Fellowship of Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Australia, today Dr. Rahul Pandit plays the lead role in setting up ICU Policies, Protocols and Patient Care Algorithms. Dr. Rahul Pandit has numerous publications and book chapters to his credit along with guest lectures in several national and international conferences.
Fortis Hospital Mulund
Dr Rahul Pandit is one of the top Critical Care doctors in Mumbai and has a rich experience as a Senior Intensive Care Consultant at Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
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A pulmonologist is a physician who has specialized education and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions and diseases.
Pulmonologists don't perform surgery but are in the part of the team of doctors to guide you through lung cancer. They help their patients by making the diagnosis and determining the stage of their cancer. They may help to determine whether or a patient is a candidate for lung cancer surgery, which means to decide if the patient will have enough lung volume after surgery. They also work with the patient to maximize his breathing capacity after surgery.
The lung conditions treated by pulmonologist include:
Thoracentesis, a procedure in which a needle is inserted through the chest wall to remove fluid from a pleural effusion. Pulmonary function tests comprise several different tests which can help to diagnose lung disease and also monitor the response of disease to treatment. Biopsies and bronchoscopies are also performed by the pulmonologist. Bronchoscopy is another procedure in which a flexible tube is inserted into the mouth and down the trachea into the bronchus to look for cancerous. Mediastinoscopy, a procedure is often done to see if the lung cancer has spread to lymph nodes that exist in the area in the central chest region.