Respiratory Medicine

KIMSHEALTH Department of Respiratory Medicine is regarded as one the best in Kerala. With seasoned and accomplished doctors and specialists, providing the highest quality of care, we encompass the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs, and other organs that are linked to breathing. Being a vast field, KIMSHEALTH Respiratory Medicine has an array of services that are suitable for different kinds of conditions and patients. Our outpatient clinic offers consultation for all respiratory ailments. Also, our specialty services include a Sleep Apnea Clinic (for evaluation of snoring and associated disorders), Severe asthma clinic and a Smoking cessation clinic (for evaluation of smoking-associated diseases and medical support for smoking cessation)

Procedures & Treatments


Outpatient Clinic

  • For all respiratory ailments

Specialty Services

  • Sleep apnea clinic for evaluation of snoring and associated disorders

  • Difficult-to-control asthma clinic

  • Smoking cessation clinic for evaluation of smoking-associated diseases and medical support for smoking cessation


  • PFT

  • DLCO

  • Brachial Challenge Test with Methacholine

  • FENO (Exhaled Nitric oxide test)

  • 6-minute walk test (6MWT)

  • Drug allergy testing

Interventional Procedures

  • Routine bronchoscopy, endobronchial interventions with APC (Argon-Plasma Coagulation) and electrocautery

  • EBUS (Endobronchial ultrasound guided bronchoscopy)

    • Linear EBUS TBNA for sampling thoracic lymph nodes

    • Radial EBUS - for sampling small peripheral segmental lesion in the lung

  • Flexi-rigid pleuroscopy for evaluation of pleural effusion and talc pleurodesis for malignant effusions

Sleep Lab Level I with 16 channel polysomnography and MSLT

Other management Highlights

  • Respiratory Intensive Care

    • -MDICU and Stepdown ICU with Non-invasive and Invasive Ventilators

  • Bronchial artery embolization for hemoptysis

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery

    • VATS (Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery)

    •  Mediastinoscopy


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