S.P. Fort Hospital has super specialty centre "The SP Chest Foundation" for medical and surgical treatment of patients with chest disease. It is headed by an eminent and expert professional in Thoracic Surgery Dr. S. Sasikumar MS, McH, FCCP (USA). The medical wing is headed by DR. P. Arjun MD, MNAMA, DTCD, FCCP, (USA), FACCP.
It is an independant unit with all latest and advanced equipment including bronchoscopes, thoracoscope and ventilators making it one of the finest thoriac units in kerala. It is unique in the sense that this center is dedicated to diseases of the chest - lungs & oesophagus. The operation theatre complex has four surgical suites and other state of the art facilities. The team is headed by Dr. S Sasikumar, a thoracic surgeon with more than 2 decades of experience.The team is backed up by qualified and experienced technicians and paramedical staff.
Recent technological advances have facilitated the development of bronchoscopy as a pivotal diagnostic and therapeutic tool in pumonary medicine. bronchoscopic washings, lavage, brushings and biopsy virtually enable to diagnose any disease, parasitic, fungal and viral pneumonias.
This is an upcoming diagnostic and therapeutic tool in chest diseases.It is complementary to bronchoscopy in many instances and greatly aids in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of various chest diseases especially those affecting the pleura. In recent years video thoracoscopy has changed the way in which pulmonary medicine and thoracic surgery are practiced and has altered the approach to a number of clinical problems.
A novel surgical technique for reliving the symptoms of COPD - Emphysema, in which very distressing dyspnoea is a common feature. The treatment of end stage emphysema is lung transplantation. This surgical procedure of lung volume reduction (LVRS) removes emphysematous lung tissue. Facing a shortage of donor lungs, many patients need alternative treatments not only to breath easier but to live longer. LVRS is a potential alternative to lung transplantation.
The prevalence of asthma is increasing rapidly.Newer modalities of treatment available now enable asthmatics to lead a normal, symptom free life without having to undergo frequent hospitalisation. In this clinic, detailed evaluation of asthmatic patients is done including assessment of pulmonary function by spirometry and based on this appropriate treatment is started.