Dr Mehul S. Thakkar
MD (TBRD), DNB (Resp.Dis.), FCCP (USA)
As an experienced Pulmonary Disease Specialist based in Mumbai, my patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define my medical practice. I’m determined to help my patients understand their own health so they can be well informed when making important health decisions.
Pulmonary Function Testing
It measures how well the lungs exhale. The information gathered during this test is useful in diagnosing certain types of lung disorders, but is most useful when assessing for obstructive lung diseases (especially asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD).
A program of exercise, education, and support to help patients learn to breathe and function at the highest level possible. Patients with respiratory problems work with a team of specialists who help them improve their physical condition.
Using the bronchoscope (a flexible tube with a camera), your doctor can view your larynx, trachea, and the smaller airways of your lungs, which include the bronchi and bronchioles. Bronchoscopy can be used to diagnose- a lung disease, a tumor, chronic cough or an infection.
Medical thoracoscopy or pleuroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows access to the pleural space (space between your lungs and chest wall). It allows for basic diagnostic (undiagnosed pleural fluid or pleural thickening) and therapeutic procedures (pleurodesis) to be performed safely.
Sleep studies are tests that record what happens to your body during sleep. These can be used for diagnosis of sleep-related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Common signs of OSA include unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring (with periods of silence followed by gasps).