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Pulmonary Medicine

The Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine at Aster MIMS Kannur provides personalized care for patients who have respiratory conditions and diseases. This department is one of the leading medical facilities in North Kerala for the diagnosis and treatment of lung (pulmonary) and sleep disorders. Our experienced pulmonologists provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment services, including interventional pulmonology.

. We aim at solving the most serious and complex medical challenges faced by people with conditions that affect the lungs and breathing. We are the first and only multi-specialty hospital to do medical thoracoscopy procedures in North Malabar.

Collaborative comprehensive patient care with compassion is our focus. The pulmonary medicine team works closely with colleagues who specialize in medicine, thoracic surgery, radiology, critical care, ear, nose and throat (otorhinolaryngology),oncology etc which ensures comprehensive treatment plan for the patient. We are also involved in efforts towards preventive aspects of chronic respiratory diseases and in tobacco cessation in collaboration with physical medicine and psychiatry departments. We work in close collaboration with the government agencies like the district tuberculosis centre for early detection, notification and treatment of tuberculosis. We are one of the few centers to be recognized as a Nodal center for tuberculosis elimination.

Scope of Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common respiratory disorders like Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergy, Infections like pneumonia, Tuberculosis etc
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Pulmonary hypertension, Interstitial lung diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Sleep disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Lung cancer
  • Interventional pulmonology procedures like bronchoscopy, transbronchial needle aspiration, medical thoracoscopy with biopsies, pleurodesis etc.

Doctors

Dr. Sreejith M O

Senior Consultant

Dr. Sreejith graduated from Calicut Medical College with degrees in MBBS and 4 years of postgraduate (MD) teaching experience at Pariyaram Medical College. His areas of Interest lie in Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Disordered Breathing. He is a Senior Consultant at Aster MIMS Kannur.

Dr. Sreejith M O

Senior Consultant

Dr. Sreejith graduated from Calicut Medical College with degrees in MBBS and 4 years of postgraduate (MD) teaching experience at Pariyaram Medical College. His areas of Interest lie in Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Disordered Breathing. He is a Senior Consultant at Aster MIMS Kannur.

Qualifications

MBBS | MD | DTCD

Dr. Jaya Ravidran

Consultant

Dr. Jaya Ravidran, with her expertise, skill and knowledge offers the diagnostic evaluation and clinical analysis of patients, thereby heralding their treatment. After rendering her services, both as a consultant pulmonologist and as a teacher at various clinics and universities respectively, Dr. Jaya has now joined Aster MIMS, Kannur as a consultant. With expertise in every aspect of respiratory medicine, she applies her knowledge and skill in treating patients with airway diseases, lung infections, asthma and many more.

Dr. Jaya Ravidran

Consultant

Dr. Jaya Ravidran, with her expertise, skill and knowledge offers the diagnostic evaluation and clinical analysis of patients, thereby heralding their treatment. After rendering her services, both as a consultant pulmonologist and as a teacher at various clinics and universities respectively, Dr. Jaya has now joined Aster MIMS, Kannur as a consultant. With expertise in every aspect of respiratory medicine, she applies her knowledge and skill in treating patients with airway diseases, lung infections, asthma and many more.

Dedicated to her patients, Dr. Jaya has been able to provide the best care to her patients with great levels of success. She has also performed considerable research in her field, and has rendered valuable observations in a number of medical journals and publications. She procured her medical license from Travancore Medical Council.

Qualifications

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD) from Government Medical College, Trivandrum | Diplomate National Board (DNB) from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi

Achievements

1. ICS Dr.J.C.Kothari Young Scientist Award for Best Paper Pulmonary Hypertension by Indian Chest Society in NAPCON 2010 held at Jodhpur in November 2010 -for study on Pulmonary Hypertension

2. First Prize in National Level Quiz at NAPCON 2010 held at Jodhpur in November 2010

3. Second Prize in poster presentation in Tubeculosis section at NAPCON 2016 held at Mumbai in November 2016 for study on Sputum negative tuberculosis

Dr Amith Sreedharan

Consultant

Dr. Amith Sreedharan is a leading respiratory physician specializing in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine. He adeptly involves in the investigation and management of all kinds of respiratory diseases including COPD, Asthma, Lung cancer, Acute and chronic cough and so on. He has been involved in all aspect of patient care, right from counselling the relatives to handling the training of healthcare personnel in the hospitals he was working at.

Dr Amith Sreedharan

Consultant

Dr. Amith Sreedharan is a leading respiratory physician specializing in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine. He adeptly involves in the investigation and management of all kinds of respiratory diseases including COPD, Asthma, Lung cancer, Acute and chronic cough and so on. He has been involved in all aspect of patient care, right from counselling the relatives to handling the training of healthcare personnel in the hospitals he was working at.

He also played a pivotal role in the academic programs conducted by the Aster MIMS and participated in all kinds of medical presentations pertaining to his field. The doctor is also fully equipped to deal with critically ill patients and professionally trained to provide point of care Lung ultrasound and critical care echocardiography. Dr. Amith has also performed complex procedures like Endotracheal Intubation, Percutaneous Tracheostomy, Invasive lines- CVC, Arterial lines, Haemodialysis Vascular catheters, Thoracentesis, Pigtail/Tube thoracostomies and Bronchoscopy.

Previously worked at Aster MIMS Calicut, Malabar Cancer Center Thalassery and MVR Cancer Center Calicut

Qualifications

MD in Pulmonary medicine from SCB Medical college, Cuttack 2010-2013 | DNB : Pulmonary Medicine. | IDCCM : Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine. | EDIC : European Diploma In Critical Care Medicine.

Achievements

First prize in national level post graduate quiz (Respiratory Medicine) at Mumbai in May 2013

a. First rank in the Post graduate exam held at Utkal university

b. Published a number of research publications on Pulmonary diseases

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