Having studied Pulmonology,
Dr. Taskar has been trained
to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the respiratory tract. Dr. Taskar is trained to perform procedures to diagnose disorders such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, lung disease, COPD, emphysema and bronchitis, among other diseases and complications.
Pulmonology is a specialized field of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the respiratory (breathing) system. Pulmonology may often be classified as a subspecialty of internal medicine, but it often overlaps with many other medical specialties. Physicians who specialize in pulmonology are referred to as pulmonologists and have studied the respiratory system (which includes the mouth, nose, trachea, lungs, diaphragm and related structures) extensively.
Pulmonologists are specially trained to diagnose, prevent and treat a wide range of diseases and disorders affecting the pulmonary system, such as emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary vascular disease, sarcoidosis, lung cancer and acute lung injury, among many others. Often times, pulmonologists may be involved in the various facets of critical care, assisting other physicians in the provision of life-saving procedures and surgeries.
After diagnosing patients suffering from respiratory disease, pulmonologists may employ a variety of treatment procedures and techniques to treat or manage the condition. These may include laser bronchoscopies, endobronchial stenting and brachytherapy, the creation of a comprehensive management plan and the prescription of medications, among others. When necessary, pulmonologists may also coordinate with a cardiothoracic surgeon for a variety of surgical operations affecting the lungs and respiratory system.