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What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

Pulm or Gen Surg: Pulmonologists do the bulk of bronchoscopy; however, most general surgeons have some training in bronchoscopy and should be able to perform one. Most sophisticated bronchoscopic procedures (ebus, transbronchial biopsy, etc) will be performed by a pulmonologist. Any physician can refer someone for an evaluation for bronchoscopy - but only the person doing it can "order" it. ...Read more

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchoscopy (Definition)

Bronchoscopy is a procedure to visually examine inside of the airways (trachea, bronchii). This can be done using a rigid bronchoscope or flexible fiber-optic scope. It can be used to obtain samples such as washings (bal) and biopsies for diagnosis. There are also therapeutic interventions ...Read more


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Why would doctors typically want to do a bronchoscopy?

Why would doctors typically want to do a bronchoscopy?

Diagnosis/Therapy: Bronchoscopy is one of the main procedures performed by pulmonologists to help in the diagnosis of lung disease. Inspection of the airways is performed. Sometimes fluid or tissue is obtained for further analysis. Bronchoscopy can also be used for treatment of lung cancer, narrowing of the airways, and other lung problems. ...Read more

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Could a bronchoscopy be done at the doctor's office?

Could a bronchoscopy be done at the doctor's office?

Not usually: Because conscious sedation (iv medications) are used during the procedure it is done in an outpatient endoscopy suite (usually associated with a hospital); most doctors do not do bronchoscopy in their office for this reason. ...Read more

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If a doctor orders a bronchoscopy, does that mean that you have a mass or cancer?

If a doctor orders a bronchoscopy, does that mean that you have a mass or cancer?

No: Bronchoscopy has many indications besides evaluation of a lung mass. Sometimes the procedure is done if you are having prolonged cough or coughing up blood. Sometimes the procedure is done to evaluate the size and patency of your airways. Sometimes it is done to retrieve a foreign body that is stuck or aspirated into the lungs (like a coin, tooth, or peanut). ...Read more

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Had bronchoscopy, doc suspects not asthma, but bronchi inflamed.Seretide works well, bdt supports with min level sign of asthma, bronchoscopy can tell?

Had bronchoscopy, doc suspects not asthma, but bronchi inflamed.Seretide works well, bdt supports with min level sign of asthma, bronchoscopy can tell?

No: I usually don't like to disagree here with another doctor, but then again he did not say you don't have asthma. He said there are no signs of asthma which is the noticeable twitchiness of airways but can also be in chronic bronchitis. Asthma is diagnosed by a specific pft before and after treatment with bronchodilator. ...Read more

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Chest xray showed something. Ct scan clear. Unable to do bronchoscopy today as i couldn't stop gagging. Whats next? Got to wait a week to see doctor

Chest xray showed something. Ct scan clear. Unable to do bronchoscopy today as i couldn't stop gagging. Whats next? Got to wait a week to see doctor

Sedation: We usually perform bronchoscopy using moderate sedation. This can definitely make the procedure more comfortable for patients. Ask your lung doctor about this. ...Read more

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+ PPD test, CT scan solitary pulmonary nodule. 5mos after nodule stable/slight increase pet2.9suv bronchoscopy inflammatory no cough doc said remov?

Curious: More information is required. The pet uptake (measured in standard uptake value or suv), is low level, but not low enough to guarantee benignity. Given age and + ppd, i would suspect this could be an active granuloma. Given your age, i would encourage consultation with a pulmonologist and full review of all your records first. Lung surgery is serious business. ...Read more

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I have pneumoniya, finish bronchocopy, result came negativ, but my doctor want bipsy, is that nececery?

biospy: If your doctor feels its needed it probably is needed to make a diagnosis. Important to know, do you have a mass? If you do , you need a biopsy. ...Read more