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Can you be awake during bronchoscopy?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Yes
For most bronchoscopies we use "conscious sedation"; this means that you are comfortable for the procedure but not usually put to sleep/asleep.
The procedure should not be painful and should be comfortable. You may have coughing during the procedure.

In brief: Yes
For most bronchoscopies we use "conscious sedation"; this means that you are comfortable for the procedure but not usually put to sleep/asleep.
The procedure should not be painful and should be comfortable. You may have coughing during the procedure.
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Kids-no
In pediatrics bronchoscopies are done with deep sedation and the child is asleep, but breathing on their own.

In brief: Kids-no
In pediatrics bronchoscopies are done with deep sedation and the child is asleep, but breathing on their own.
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