A 31-year-old member asked:
are you as anesthesiesed during a bronchoscopy like you are for a endoscopy?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: During bronchoscopy you receive conscious sedation. You aren't out completely but are comfortable for the procedure similar to colonoscopy or upper GI endoscopy.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, in general the level of sedation is similar for most routine flexible bronchoscopies. A deeper level of sedation may be required for rigid bronchoscopy or more complex procedures.
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Pulmonology 16 years experience
Depends: Some places will put you completely to sleep, others will just use conscious sedation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What is the main difference between bronchoscopy and endoscopy?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Lung vs gi tract: Bronchoscopy is the study where they look into your lungs with a bronchoscope. Endocopy, a non-specific term, usually refers to the procedure of looking into your GI tract (stomach, intestines). But, in general, endoscopy is any study that looks inside your body, so a bronchoscopy is a type of an endoscopy...
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Last updated Jun 30, 2017
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