Dr. Vijayendra Raju Prattigudupu ,MD(Pulmonary Medicine)

Profile and Area of Expertise

Having enough clinical experience in the field of Pulmonology in CARE Hospitals, 430 bedded tertiary hospital in Banjara Hills, since 2015.
Daily coverage of 10-15 patients with 30-35 cross referrals from Cardiology/critical care/Nephrology/Medical GE/Neurology/Surgical Branches.
Well trained in dealing with critically ill-patients.
Exposure of pre-operative workup from Pulmonology wise in various transplantations such as Kidney transplantation, Liver transplantation and Cardiac transplantation along with surgical procedures (Ex: CABG).
Well versed with handling of FOB (fiber optic bronchoscopy), advanced version (BF-Type 190 series Olympus) in critically ill-patients on ventilatory support

Area Of Expertise:

  • Therapeutic pleural fluid aspirations.
  • Pleural biopsis
  • Chemical pleurodesis with talc
  • Lung biopsis
  • TBLB
  • TBNA
  • Endobronchial biopsies
  • Pigtail insertion in CKD patients on heparin coverage for HD
  • Foreign body, mucus plug removal
  • FOB guided difficult intubations / FOB guided percutaneuous tracheostomy.
  • Thoracoscopy
Experience (Current Position & Previous Positions)

Current Position:

  • Consultant Pulmonologist at Maa Hospitals,Jublie Hills, Hyderabad

Previous Positions:

  • 2017 -2021 worked as consultant pulmonologist in PACE Hospitals HITECH CITY ,HYD. and PACE Hospitals BEGUMPET,HYD.
  • 2016-2017 JR. Consultant pulmonologist in CARE HOSPITALS Banjara hills.
  • 2015-2016 Senior resident in -CRITICAL CARE Department, CARE HOSPITAL Nampally.
  • Authorized Pulmonologist for Panafrican -E Lectures Run by Central Government –BSNL.

Teaching Experience:

  • MD – Pulmonologist (who posted from MNR medical college)
  • DNB PGS General medicine and DNB – CTVS at CARE
  • Paramedical training – D-pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing staff and various awarness programmes.
Education & Certificates
  • FELLOWSHIP in Pleuroscopy 2016, Ujjain, RD GARDI, Medical College-MD Pulmonary Medicine-2012-2015
  • MNR Medical College, Sangareddy.NTR University Health sciences.
  • MBBS-2002-2008-PES Medical College, Kuppam, AP, NTR University of health sciences.
  • Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Health and Medical Excellence Award
Publications & Presentations

Paper/Poster presentations:

  • 2014 – NAPCON – 1. How I got TB ?
  • Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax with surgical emphysema with Pneumomediastinum
  • 2013 – State TB conference – conventional ZN stain versus fluroscent microscopic in evaluation of Koch’s

Guest Lectures Delivered:

  • Eosinophilic Pneumonias – in MNR Medical college
  • Parasytic infections of the lung – in CARE Hospital, Banjara Hills
  • GOLD guidelines for COPD – in CARE Hospital, Banjara Hills
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