Pulmonology & Respiratory Medicine


  • Fiber optic Bronchoscopy and Basic Interventions
  • Medical Thoracoscopy
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Thoracentesis
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Allergy Testing
  • Facilities for Sleep study
  • Intensive Respiratory Care Unit with Ventilator facility
  • Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilator
  • 6-minute Walk Test 



The Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine department at EMS Memorial Hospital in Kozhikode is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients with respiratory problems. Our team of experienced pulmonologists and respiratory therapists work together to diagnose and treat a wide range of respiratory conditions, including asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

We use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and treatment methods to provide our patients with the best possible care. Our services include pulmonary function tests, bronchoscopy, oxygen therapy, and nebulization. We also provide smoking cessation programs to help patients quit smoking, which is a major risk factor for respiratory diseases.

Fiber optic Bronchoscopy and Basic Interventions: Fiber optic bronchoscopy is a diagnostic test that allows pulmonologists to examine the airways and lungs for abnormalities or diseases like lung cancer, pneumonia, or tuberculosis. Basic interventions can be done during the procedure to collect samples, remove secretions, or place stents.

Medical Thoracoscopy: It is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat conditions like pleural effusion or pneumothorax. It involves the insertion of a thin, flexible tube with a camera and surgical instruments through a small incision in the chest.

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Thoracentesis: Thoracentesis is a procedure used to remove excess fluid from the pleural cavity around the lungs, which can be caused by conditions like pneumonia, cancer, or heart failure. It helps in relieving shortness of breath and diagnosing the underlying condition.

Pleurodesis: It is a treatment for recurrent pleural effusion or pneumothorax. It involves the use of chemicals or talc to create adhesions between the lung and the chest wall, preventing the re-accumulation of fluid.

Pulmonary Function Test: It is a non-invasive test that measures lung function, including lung capacity, airflow, and gas exchange. It helps in diagnosing respiratory conditions like asthma, COPD, or pulmonary fibrosis and monitoring the progression of the disease.

Allergy Testing: Allergy testing helps in identifying the allergens that trigger allergic reactions like asthma or rhinitis. It involves skin or blood tests to determine the sensitivity to different allergens.

Facilities for Sleep study: Sleep studies help in diagnosing sleep disorders like sleep apnea, which can cause daytime fatigue and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Sleep studies involve monitoring the patient's breathing, heart rate, and brain activity during sleep.

Intensive Respiratory Care Unit with Ventilator facility: The intensive respiratory care unit is designed to provide specialized care for patients with respiratory failure or severe respiratory conditions. It is equipped with advanced monitoring systems and ventilator support to manage respiratory distress.

Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilator: Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation is a treatment used to support breathing in patients with respiratory failure, COPD, or sleep apnea. It involves the use of a machine to deliver pressurized air to the lungs through a mask or nasal prongs, reducing the work of breathing and improving oxygenation.

6-minute Walk Test: It is a simple test used to assess the functional capacity and exercise tolerance of patients with respiratory diseases. Patients are asked to walk as far as possible for 6 minutes, and their heart rate, oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate are monitored. It helps in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment and determining the need for supplemental oxygen.

At EMS Memorial Hospital, we understand the impact that respiratory problems can have on a patient's quality of life. That's why we are committed to providing compassionate care and support to our patients, helping them to manage their symptoms and improve their respiratory function. Our goal is to help our patients breathe easier and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. 



Dr Shafna P

MD (Pulmonology), DNB (Pulmonology)

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