Established in 1999, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA) became a constituent college of Nitte (Deemed to be University) in 2009. The Institution is named after its founder, the visionary, Late Justice K S Hegde, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Speaker of the Lok Sabha. The Institution has made rapid progress towards being recognized as a medical school with high academic standards, delivering quality health care with an emphasis on promoting social responsibility in its students. In keeping with the vision and mission of Nitte (Deemed to be University).
Established in the year 2001 , The Department of Pulmonary medicine is the speciality department of KSHEMA & caters for the basic tertiary care referral services to advanced interventional pulmonary services and to the molecular research of pulmonary diseases.
We provide state-of-the-art clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment services to patients with health problems such as:
Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, sleep-disordered breathing, interstitial lung diseases, cystic fibrosis, occupational lung diseases, pulmonary rehabilitation, tuberculosis, lung cancers and many more…
Why Pulmonary Medicine @ Nitte:
The Department of Pulmonary medicine @ KSHEMA is a sophiscated , state-of-the-art speciality department with an effiecient team comprising of Specialized Doctors and allied healthcare staff.
Equipped with latest tools for diagnosis and management of pulmonary disorders.
Aims to follow benchmark standards in the field of pulmonary medicine.
Training post graduates , interns , allied medical fields in pulmonary medicine.
Involved in scientific research and publications.
Disseminate and propogate awareness among the community.
6MWT ( Six Minute Walk Test)
ABG ( Arterial Blood Gas Analysis)
Skin Prick test (Allergy Skin Testing)
Flexible Bronchoscopy – Diagnostic And Therapeutic
Thoracoscopy – Diagnostic & Therapeutic
Ebus – Endobrochial Ultrasound ( upcoming)
Rigid Bronchoscopy ( upcoming)
Complete Polysomnography ( Sleep Study)
Thoracic Ultrasound / Guided Procedures.
Pleural Aspiration / Biopsy
MDCT – Multidetector CT Scan - Thorax
CTPA – CT Pulmonary Angiogram
CT guided Lung Biopsy
CPAP Titration Study
Pleurodesis / Chest Tubes insertion
Tobacco Cessation Clinic
Intensive & Critical Care Unit
In – Patient Treatment
Courses & Training:
The Department of Pulmonary Medicine provides training to Post graduate students in Internal Medicine , Physiology and MBBS internship and 3rd semester students. Apart from medical , allied health students from Pharmacy also take training in Pulmonary Medicine.
Community Outreach / Public Awareness Programmes:
The Department of Pulmonary Medicine conducts camps as per the policies of Nitte University and K S Hegde Charitable Hospital. Patients are referred from rural health centers to the department in view of tertiary care.
As part of creating public awareness regarding various respiratory ailments, Doctors take part in TV & radio shows.