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What information do I have to bring along to do the bronchoscopy?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bronch

Cxr ct and blood work blood pressure medication as usual, do not stop your md has to know about plavix (clopidogrel).

In brief: Bronch

Cxr ct and blood work blood pressure medication as usual, do not stop your md has to know about plavix (clopidogrel).
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Records, imaging

If you have had a ct of your chest and/or pulmonary function tests (or labs) those are useful, if you have seen another physician prior to your referral, bring her/his notes.
Otherwise, the pulmonologist doing the bronchoscopy will order whatever he or she needs prior to the test. Remember not to eat 6 hours prior to the procedure, as you don't want to vomit into your lungs.

In brief: Records, imaging

If you have had a ct of your chest and/or pulmonary function tests (or labs) those are useful, if you have seen another physician prior to your referral, bring her/his notes.
Otherwise, the pulmonologist doing the bronchoscopy will order whatever he or she needs prior to the test. Remember not to eat 6 hours prior to the procedure, as you don't want to vomit into your lungs.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Routine stuff...

You need to bring your medical insurance cards, your medication list, emergency contact information and some will ask for a photo id if you have one.
You will need a ride home after the procedure due to the meds they will give you. Nothing to eat/drink after midnight the night before your test. Good luck!

In brief: Routine stuff...

You need to bring your medical insurance cards, your medication list, emergency contact information and some will ask for a photo id if you have one.
You will need a ride home after the procedure due to the meds they will give you. Nothing to eat/drink after midnight the night before your test. Good luck!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: History

Your medical history, any and all allergies that you may have, any medications that you take or have recently taken, any recent illness and symptoms.

In brief: History

Your medical history, any and all allergies that you may have, any medications that you take or have recently taken, any recent illness and symptoms.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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