Bronchoscopy is an endoscopic technique which helps doctor to examine airways for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This test is mainly used to detect foreign bodies, bleeding, tumors and inflammation inside the lungs. Bronchoscopy is the most common invasive procedure in the study and care of lungs. Generally this is a day care procedure.Pulmonologist inserts an instrument called a bronchoscope through nose or mouth and down the throat to reach lungs. The bronchoscope is made of a flexible fiber-optic material. It has a light source and a camera on the end. Most bronchoscopes are compatible with color video which helps doctor to record abnormalities in the lungs.
Doctors generally perform Bronchoscopy if X-rays or CT scan shows presence of tumor, infections and other lung abnormalities. Bronchoscopy is very useful to treat diseases like Lung Cancer, Bronchial Cancer, Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD), Tuberculosis (TB) and other respiratory diseases.
Purposes of Bronchoscopy:
Doctor performs Bronchoscopy for various purposes such as:
Preparation for Bronchoscopy:
Types of imaging used in Bronchoscopy:
Bronchoscopy is the safest technique for most of the people. It is the most advanced method to detect exact causes and level of infection in the lungs.
We have well equipped lab to perform Bronchoscopy. Our Pulmonologist has done more than 10000 Bronchoscopy over 23 year. We have a skillful as well as highly experienced Pulmonologist to perform various modern tests such as Lung Biopsy (TBLB), Bronchial, Washing, Brush Biopsy and Lesser through Bronchoscopy.