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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
+ 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pneumoniya, finish bronchocopy, result came negativ, but my doctor want bipsy, is that nececery?
Had broncoscopy 2 months ago. Still sick. Doc wants to do another broncoscopy to clear mucus. Spent 2 weeks in hospital in April w/ pnemonia. safe?
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