Bronchoscopy

Examination of the bronchi (air passages of the lungs) through a bronchoscope (flexible tube).

Instructions:

  1. You may be placed on a special diet.
  2. Sedation (medicine) used during the procedure may affect your mental and physical abilities.  For the next 24 hours:
    1. Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery.
    2. Do not make any business decisions.
  3. Return to full activity, including work, the following day.

Contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  1. Fever of 101 degrees F or above.
  2. Chills.
  3. Increased shortness of breath.
  4. Increased blood in your sputum, greater than two (2) tablespoons in two (2) hours.

If unable to contact your doctor and feel you have an emergency, go the Emergency Department.