"bron-KOSS-koh-pee") is a type of procedure. Your doctor uses a flexible tube to look at your airway. This tube is called a bronchoscope. It lets your doctor see your throat, voice box (larynx), windpipe (trachea), and
There are many reasons to have this procedure. Your doctor may look for problems with your airway. Or he or she may remove an object or growth. Your doctor could
also take a sample of tissue to study. This is called a biopsy.
probably be awake for the procedure. But you will get medicine so you will not
have pain. The doctor puts the bronchoscope into your mouth or nose and down your throat.
Most people go home the same day. You will probably be
able to go back to work or your normal routine in 1 or 2 days.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor
if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and
keep a list of the medicines you take.
Procedures can be stressful. This information will help you understand what you
can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for your procedure.
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Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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