Dr Ramamurthy Sathyamurthy: General (internal) medicine , Respiratory medicine

Dr Ramamurthy Sathyamurthy

General (internal) medicine, Respiratory medicine


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Specialises in

  • Sleep disorders

About me

I am the clinical Director of Respiratory Medicne at South Tees NHS Trust. I have transformed services at James cook university Hospital in the last 5 years as the clinical lead with implementation of new outpatient based treatments.

I have implemented new treatments for asthma including biological treatments which has improved patients quality of life immensely.

My aim is to provide an efficient and quick diagnosis to provide reassurance and start earlier treatment to improve outcomes.

We have started an open CXR scheme for earlier diagnosis of lung cancer. I am proficient in interventional bronchoscopy procedures to diagnose and treat lung cancer including endobronchial ultrasound, auto fluorescence bronchoscopy, bronchial stenting.

Recent achievements include publishing a Teesside wide COPD guidelines and have been commissioned to provide new treatments for emphysema including endobronchial valve and coils to treat emphysema.

My expertise in sleep medicine include sleep disordered breathing associated with snoring and sleepiness, obesity hypo ventilation and other rare sleep disorders.

Areas of interest

Severe/Difficult Asthma; Lung cancer/Pleural malignancy; Sleep disorders; Interventional bronchology

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