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What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pulmonologist...

A bronchoscopy is performed by a lung doctor so a patient needs an evaluation by a lung doctor to see if this test is necessary and then the lung doctor will perform the test.

In brief: Pulmonologist...

A bronchoscopy is performed by a lung doctor so a patient needs an evaluation by a lung doctor to see if this test is necessary and then the lung doctor will perform the test.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ???

A lung specialist is called pulmonologist.

In brief: ???

A lung specialist is called pulmonologist.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Several

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 (rigid or flexible bronch, ebus, em-nav bronch, laser/pdt, lavage, etc..).

In brief: Several

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 (rigid or flexible bronch, ebus, em-nav bronch, laser/pdt, lavage, etc..).
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Various

Usually it's a pulmonologist (adult or pediatric), but also an ear, nose throat (ENT) doctor who can do them, as well as some surgeons.
The physician who will do it is usually also the one ordering it.

In brief: Various

Usually it's a pulmonologist (adult or pediatric), but also an ear, nose throat (ENT) doctor who can do them, as well as some surgeons.
The physician who will do it is usually also the one ordering it.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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