Respiratory Medicine

 

Respiratory diseases in recent times have become a global epidemic. At DESUN hospital we understand the importance of Pulmonology and have a dedicated department delivering comprehensive consultations to diagnose the right path and ensure a better quality of life. Prevention & early detection along with state-of-the-art care backed up by outdoor doctor services to ensure holistic care.

The Department of Respiratory Medicine at DESUN is a highly specialized division providing a full range of services to cater to the special needs of those with pulmonary and respiratory ailments. It is fully equipped to effectively deal with disorders such as:

  • Respiratory infections
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Respiratory insufficiency and more
 

DESUN's Department of Respiratory Medicine also provides support for:

  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic respiratory insufficiency
  • Interstitial pneumonia
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Atypical mycobacterial infection

Pulmonology or Respiratory Medicine involves diseases and conditions affecting the lungs and evaluation of patients who present with breathlessness, cough, chest pain, wheezing, chest tightness, snoring, sleepiness etc.

 

Types of Respiratory Diseases:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    COPD is a common lung disease that blocks the airflow and makes it difficult to breathe. Damage to the lungs from COPD is very severe. Emphysema and Bronchitis are the two most common COPD conditions. Shortness of breath, wheezing and chronic cough are some of the symptoms of COPD. Since COPD symptoms do not appear till significant lung damage has already been done, most patients living with COPD do not come in for treatment till it reaches a critical point.

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma can be minor or it can interfere with daily activities. In some cases, it may lead to a life-threatening attack. Asthma may cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough and wheezing. The symptoms may sometimes flare up and can become fatal.

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. This thickened, stiff tissue makes it more difficult for the lungs to work properly. As pulmonary fibrosis worsens, the patient becomes progressively more short of breath. Pulmonary fibrosis can be caused by many conditions including chronic inflammatory processes (sarcoidosis, Wegener's granulomatosis), infections and environmental agents (asbestos, silica, exposure to certain gases).

  • Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The lungs are made up of small sacs called alveoli, which fill with air when a healthy person breathes. When an individual has pneumonia, the alveoli are filled with pus and fluid, which makes breathing painful and limits oxygen intake. Pneumonia is caused by a number of infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria and fungi. Pneumonia can become fatal if not treated in its early stages.

 

Why DESUN?

DESUN is the only Superspeciality hospital in Siliguri providing tertiary care and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to handle any kind of critical medical problems. Siliguri serves as the important connector between the southern and northern parts of West Bengal. It is the transit point for air, road and rail traffic to the neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and hence is experiencing a rapid and a steady population expansion. The healthcare hinterland of Siliguri consists of the districts like Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, Darjeeling, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, etc. Siliguri being surrounded by Bihar, Assam, Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal had a requirement for a tertiary care hospital which Desun Siliguri aims to provide.

 

What makes us Unique?

We are the only hospital in Siliguri to have 1 dedicated lifesaving ventilator for each ICU bed. Desun is the only hospital in Siliguri to have a specialised advanced Burns Unit. Emergency, Trauma and Critical Care are highly complex Superspeciality medical areas where multiple Speciality doctors are required simultaneously. DESUN is reputed for its expertise in this complex area with specialist in home full time doctors available at your service 24x7. DESUN is the only hospital in Siliguri and North Bengal to have Steel Operation Theatres i.e. OTs made entirely of medical grade steel, because of which chances of Infection are very minimal. Desun has modern Soundless MRI facility and state-of-the-art CT scan machine.

 

Quality Benchmark

  • 304 Bed Capacity
  • 45 Intensive Trauma Unit (ITU) beds supported with lifesaving infrastructure for treating serious trauma
  • 24 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds with lifesaving ventilator with each beds
  • 12 Step down ICU beds with state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • 9 floors equipped with modern and advanced state of the art medical equipment
  • Dedicated Burn Unit
 

Safest Hospital for Any Operation

Two of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems the recovery of the patient becomes difficult and much time consuming in many cases. DESUN is the only hospital in Siliguri having STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) which drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After the surgery the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post-operative phase at DESUN. Also DESUN has the largest Heart Institute in Siliguri to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after the operation.

 

Specialist Doctors’ Round the Clock

With 20 medical departments having in-house specialist doctors any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled by this specialist doctors’ team 24 hours. You may be admitted for a particular surgery but in the event there are some problems which a specialist needs doctor of another department it is available immediately in- house at DESUN. This facility is often not available at other renowned hospitals.

 

High success rate in emergency and complicated surgeries

Desun has note worthy success stories in emergency and critical medical cases. The experienced team of doctors, medical staff and other support staff delivered excellence and saved lives. Know more .

102 years old man gets a new lease of life at Desun Siliguri. Desun hospital Siliguri is one of the most dependable hospital for emergency hospital admission in North Bengal and well-connected neighbouring states. Watch Video

 

Ambulance Network

Desun Siliguri has a very large network of ambulance. The ambulance assistance network covers all areas of north Bengal, neighbouring states like Purnia and more locations in Bihar, Tripura, Assam and others. Once someone connects to Desun hospital emergency team or hospital team in respective phone numbers for admission of their patients in Desun Hospital Siliguri, the nearest ambulance from the network reaches the person’s location to pick the patient and bring them to Desun Hospital Siliguri. This facility is also availed by patients at Desun Siliguri to reach home after discharge if they medically require an ambulance assistance to reach home.

 

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