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A 31-year-old member asked:

are you as anesthesiesed during a bronchoscopy like you are for a endoscopy?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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.
Dr. Peter Hahn
Dr. Peter Hahn commented
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
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.
Dec 1, 2012
Dr. Peter Hahn
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.
Dr. Michael Sanders
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?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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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