Oxygen in the air is essential for our life. Lung, like heart, is vital in delivering oxygenated blood to entire body. Lungs illness is often overlooked and diagnosed late unlike heart ailments. Awareness about lung illness is lacking among doctors as well as common man. Lung, like skin, is directly exposed to harmful environmental air pollutants and breathing; cough problem is increasing day by day especially in the fast growing urban area of PCMC. Lung/Respiratory illness can range from simple allergic cough, Asthma, Smoking/dust related COPD to Sleep Disorder breathing(like Snoring), Tuberculosis, Lung Cancer and deaths in ICU from Respiratory failure(ARDS, Hospital acquired Pneumonia).
In India, unlike western world, a dedicated comprehensive Pulmonology combined with Critical Intensivist super specialty training is lacking in Medical Colleges and university. Pulmonology, is a super speciality branch of Internal Medicine that deals with the Lung/Respiratory diseases. Dr. Mohan K.T. , is the only Physician in Pune with MD Internal Medicine (USA) background with Super Speciality Fellowship training in Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine(ICU) from a prestigious Tulane University, USA, has now started a “ Comprehensive Pulmonology & Sleep Care Center” under one roof at Apple Hospital, near Wakad, PCMC area. He was Assistant professor in Tulane University and served as Consultant Pulmonologist at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital for the last 3 years and has over 15 years of experience in USA. He is honored with Fellow of College of Chest Physician (FCCP), USA and Tripple American Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine.
He is also starting a first stand alone “ Sleep Lab at Apple Pulmonology Center” in PCMC area for diagnosing and treating a silent killer often under diagnosed illness called Sleep Disordered Breathing-SDB (from common Snoring problem , Sleep Apnea to Cardio respiratory failure).“Apple Pulmonology and Sleep Care Center” is equipped with out- patient lung testing machine like Computerized Pulmonary Function testing , Allergy testing and Immunotherapy, Bronchoscopy , Sleep Lab and a dedicated team of Cardio-Thoracic anesthetist with qualified Cardio thoracic surgeon for diseased lung resection, thorocatomy and decortication surgeries.