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Bronchoscopy is a procedure to directly visualise the inside of the lung airways
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Why us for bronchoscopy?
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The Department of Pulmonology at the CK Birla Hospital is a high-end unit with advanced tools and technologies. Our team of pulmonologists utilise the most modern equipment to perform bronchoscopy for a timely diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions.

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About bronchoscopy

About bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a procedure used to look inside the airways of the lungs. It is done for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. In this procedure, the pulmonologists use a thin and lighted tube called the bronchoscope through your nose or mouth to directly access the lung airways.

Types of bronchoscope

There are two different types of a bronchoscope with unique purposes each:

Flexible bronchoscope – It helps to access the smaller airways and suction out secretions. It is also used to place medicine into the lungs and extract tissue samples.

Rigid bronchoscope – This type helps pulmonologists to access larger airways. It is used to remove a large number of secretions, remove lesions and place stents as well as do other treatments.

Bronchoscopy indications

Your pulmonologist may indicate bronchoscopy for the following conditions:

  • Tumours
  • Airway obstruction
  • Narrowing in the airways
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung infections
  • Interstitial pulmonary disease
  • Persistent cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Vocal cord paralysis
Bronchoscopy purposes

Bronchoscopy is done to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. Common purposes include:

  • Lung tissue biopsy
  • Sputum collection
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Removal of secretions, blood, mucus plugs and growths
  • Controlling bleeding in the bronchi
  • Removing foreign objects or blockages
  • Radiation treatment for bronchial tumours
  • Stent placement
  • Draining an area of pus

Patient testimonials

Patient testimonials



Common risks include bleeding, infection, irritation of the airways and irritation of the vocal cords.

Bronchoscopy is not a painful procedure. However, it can cause certain levels of discomfort.

Recovery from bronchoscopy is quite quick. You can expect to fully recover within a day or two.

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