Dr.Shamil PK

Specialist Interventional Pulmonologist, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Dr Shamil.P.K is a specialist pulmonologist with more than 8 years of experience in the management of patients suffering from various complex respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine related diseases. Apart from treating common respiratory illnesses like asthma, COPD, ILD, bronchiectasis, infections and allergic disorders, he is well trained in performing pulmonary interventional procedures like diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, medical thoracoscopy, EBUS, foreign body removal etc. He has deep knowledge and experience in managing critically ill patients who require invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support, hemodynamic monitoring and complex pharmacotherapy. Another area of his expertise is sleep related diseases like Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome etc. He has special interest in covid related lung diseases including acute respiratory failure and long term covid sequelae like lung fibrosis.

Qualifications:

MBBS, MD, DNB, DM
MD- PULMONARY MEDICINE
DNB- RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
DM- SUPERSPECIALTY DEGREE IN PULMONARY MEDICINE AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

Languages Known:

English, Hindi, Malayalam

Scope of Services:

•Airway Diseases: Uncontrolled and Severe Asthma, Allergic rhinitis, Smoking related lung diseases- COPD, Bronchiectasis, management of inhaled medications.
•Infections: Flu, COVID 19, Bronchitis, Severe Pneumonia, Pleural infections and sepsis
•Lung Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Staging of Lung cancer, Pleural malignancy
•Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (snoring, sleep apnea): Diagnosis of OSA and OHS, Interpretation of Sleep study (Polysomnography)- In-hospital and Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT)
•Manages CPAP, BiPAP, autoPAP and NIV for OSA and chronic respiratory failure, Home Oxygen Therapy
•Lung Fibrosis: Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)- IPF, CTD-ILD, Sarcoidosis, Organizing Pneumonia
•Procedures and Interventions:

1.Diagnostic and therapeutic Bronchoscopy: BAL, Lung Biopsy, TBNA, Bronchial washing, Bronchial brushing, PSB, Endobronchial Biopsy, Brachytherapy, Debulking of airway obstruction.
2.Endobronchial Ultrasonography (EBUS) guided TBNA from lymph nodes and lung mass
3.Radial EBUS and Fluoroscopy Guided sampling of peripheral lung nodule/mass/consolidation
4.Thoracoscopy (Rigid and flexible): Pleural biopsy, Adhesiolysis, large volume Thoracentesis, Management of Multi-loculated effusion and Empyema, Intrapleural Fibrinolysis
5.Pleural procedures: Pleurocentesis, ICD insertion, Chemical Pleurodesis, TTNA
6.Pulmonary function tests (PFT)- Interpretation of Spirometry, DLCO, 6MWT, Impulse Oscillometry and CPET
7.Thoracic Ultrasonography, Critical care USG and Echocardiography

•Pulmonary emergencies- Acute Respiratory failure, Hemoptysis, Major airway obstruction and Removal of aspirated foreign body.
•ICU management: Ventilator management of Respiratory failure, Oxygen therapy, sepsis management
•Smoking Cessation: Assessment and Pharmacotherapy

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