A practical explanation of Bronchoscopy procedure for the patient and their loved ones. The role of the bronchoscopy procedure in the management of lung cancer, abnormal chest xrays, a lung mass, a lung nodule, pneumonia and other diseases is reviewed. History of bronchoscopy and the variety of bronchoscopes available are discussed. Bronchoscopy biopsy procedure is highlighted.
Medications used during IV Conscious Sedation often include medicines similar to valium and morphine. Local anesthesia involves medications being sprayed on the patient's posterior pharynx and lower respiratory. Local anesthesia numbs the patient so they are less likely to cough during the bronchoscopy. The doctor performing the procedure will strive to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure so it can be done safely and successfully.