Bronchoscopy

The bronchoscopy procedure visualizes airways of the lungs. It is used to diagnose lung diseases and cancers and to determine the cause of chronic coughing or bleeding.

During the procedure, a small, lighted scope is passed through your nose or mouth, down your windpipe and into your lungs. A tissue specimen may be obtained to determine a diagnosis.

Sedation is given for this procedure. Recovery time is one to two hours and you will be unable to drink or eat for two hours following the procedure.