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Can a bronchoscopy be done easily?
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Varies
In pediatrics the procedure is more involved and an anesthesiologist, or an intensivist, is needed to deeply sedate the child for the procedure.

In brief: Varies
In pediatrics the procedure is more involved and an anesthesiologist, or an intensivist, is needed to deeply sedate the child for the procedure.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Usually
Most patients tolerate this procedure well.
Often, patients will mostly complain of cough and/or sore throat. This procedure is common across the country.

In brief: Usually
Most patients tolerate this procedure well.
Often, patients will mostly complain of cough and/or sore throat. This procedure is common across the country.
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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Minor procedure
Today most bronchoscopies are done with topical anesthesia and under moderate sedation (drugs that make a person very groggy but do not completely knock them out).
Frequently there is some coughing but most people tolerate this procedure well and some do not remember the procedure afterward at all. Even when biopsies are take this is usually tolerated very well with very little pain (if any).

In brief: Minor procedure
Today most bronchoscopies are done with topical anesthesia and under moderate sedation (drugs that make a person very groggy but do not completely knock them out).
Frequently there is some coughing but most people tolerate this procedure well and some do not remember the procedure afterward at all. Even when biopsies are take this is usually tolerated very well with very little pain (if any).
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