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Do I have to see a specialist to get a bronchoscopy ordered?

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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A bronchoscopy is a specialized procedure performed by a trained specialist, usually a pulmonologist to visualize & inspect the major airways and take samples of fluids, biopsies as neccesary, etc.
Procedure also to localize lesions, obstructions, nodes among other indications.

In brief: Yes

A bronchoscopy is a specialized procedure performed by a trained specialist, usually a pulmonologist to visualize & inspect the major airways and take samples of fluids, biopsies as neccesary, etc.
Procedure also to localize lesions, obstructions, nodes among other indications.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Bronchoscopy is not really "ordered".
You will be referred for consultation by a specialist; thoracic surgeon, pulmonologist, or otolaryngologistst (ent). The specialist will discuss with you why they advise a bronchoscopy, what he/she is looking for, and what you can expect (risk/benefits) of the procedure.

In brief: Yes

Bronchoscopy is not really "ordered".
You will be referred for consultation by a specialist; thoracic surgeon, pulmonologist, or otolaryngologistst (ent). The specialist will discuss with you why they advise a bronchoscopy, what he/she is looking for, and what you can expect (risk/benefits) of the procedure.
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pulmonologist or ENT

Most often this procedure is done by adult or pediatric pulmonologists.
Ear nose and throat doctors (ENT) also perform bronchoscopies (often by a slightly different method) and occasionally surgeons can do them.

In brief: Pulmonologist or ENT

Most often this procedure is done by adult or pediatric pulmonologists.
Ear nose and throat doctors (ENT) also perform bronchoscopies (often by a slightly different method) and occasionally surgeons can do them.
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