Flexible Bronchoscopy

Flexible Bronchoscopy

What is Bronchiectasis ?
Flexible bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows to examine the breathing passages (airways) of the lungs. Flexible bronchoscopy can be either a diagnostic procedure (to find out more about a possible problem) or a therapeutic procedure (to try to treat an existing problem or condition). In this procedure a thin flexible fiber-optic tube (bronchoscope) is used to look at the vocal chords and airways, and it passed through the nose/mouth down into the airways. It requires a local anesthetic and conscious sedation.
To get tissue samples for testing in the laboratory, the following can be required:
Why do I need a bronchoscopy?
How do I prepare for my bronchoscopy?
What will happen before the procedure?
The procedure will be explained to you again and you will have the opportunity to ask
questions. In the room where you will have your bronchoscopy, the oxygen levels in your blood and your heart rate is monitored with a probe (loose clip) on your finger. A cannula (tiny plastic tube) is inserted in one of your veins and you may be given medication in the vein to make you feel sleepy.
What happens during a bronchoscopy?
What happens after a bronchoscopy?
Why do I need a bronchoscopy?
How do I prepare for my bronchoscopy?
How do I prepare for my bronchoscopy?
Risks and complications
After balancing the benefits and risks of the procedure against not proceeding, your doctor believes there is a net benefit to be gained from proceeding.
There are risks and complications, including but not limited to the following:
Common (>5%):
Uncommon (1-5%):
Rare (<1%):
Why do I need a bronchoscopy?
Contact your health care provider right away (Call +971 4 519 9999), if you have any of the following:
How do I prepare for my bronchoscopy?