At Tx Hospital, Our Pulmonologists and Respiratory Therapists are Highly Trained and Experienced in Performing Bronchoscopy Procedures. We Use The Latest Technologies And Techniques to Provide our Patients With Accurate Diagnoses and Effective Treatments For a Wide Range of Lung Conditions.

  • Bronchoscopy is a Procedure That Lets Doctors Look at Your Lungs and Air Passages. It’s Usually Performed By a Doctor Who Specializes in Lung Disorders (A Pulmonologist). During Bronchoscopy, a Thin Tube (Bronchoscope) is Passed Through Your Nose or Mouth, Down Your Throat, and into Your Lungs.
  • Bronchoscopy is Most Commonly Performed Using A Flexible Bronchoscope. However, In Certain Situations, Such As If There’s a lot of Bleeding in Your Lungs Or A Large Object is Stuck In Your Airway, a Rigid Bronchoscope May Be Needed.
  • Common Reasons for Needing Bronchoscopy are a Persistent Cough, Infection, or Something Unusual Seen on a Chest X-Ray or Other Test.
  • Bronchoscopy Can Also Be Used To Obtain Samples of Mucus or Tissue, to Remove Foreign Bodies or Other Blockages from The Airways or Lungs, or to provide the best  Treatment For Lung Problems.


  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage (Bal) Is a Diagnostic Procedure That Can Be Performed During a Bronchoscopy.
  • During A Bal, a Small Amount of Sterile Saline Solution is Instilled Into a Specific Area Of The Lung And Then Suctioned Back Out For Analysis.
  • The Collected Fluid Can Provide Information About The Cells, Proteins, And Other Substances Present In The Lung, Which Can Help in Diagnosing Various Respiratory Conditions.
  • The Bal Procedure is Generally Safe, But There is a Very Risk of Complications Such as Bleeding or Infection.

Bronchoscopy Is a Medical Procedure Used For Various Investigations Related to The Airways. During a bronchoscopy, a Flexible Tube With a Camera and Light on The End, Called a Bronchoscope, is Inserted Through The Mouth or Nose and Guided into The Airways to Visualize and Examine The Lung Tissue and Airway Walls.

Some Of The Investigations That Can Be Done During A Bronchoscopy Include:

Biopsy: Tissue Samples Can Be Taken From The Lung Tissue for Further Examination and Testing.

Brushing: a Brush Can Be Used to Collect Cells for Examination and Testing.

Washing: Saline Can Be Used to Wash the Lung Tissue and Collect Any Cells or Fluids for Examination and Testing.

Cultures: Samples Can Be Collected For Bacterial, Viral, or Fungal Cultures to Diagnose Infections.

Stenting: A Stent Can Be Placed to Open Up an Airway That Is Narrowed Or Blocked By a Tumor or Other Obstruction.

Bronchoscopy Investigations are Commonly Used to Diagnose Conditions Such as Lung Cancer, Infections, and Inflammatory Lung Diseases.

Forceps Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy Forceps Biopsy is a Medical Procedure That Involves The Removal Of a Small Tissue Sample From the Airways Of the Lungs. It Is Typically Performed Using a Bronchoscope, Which is a Flexible Tube With a Light And a Camera at The End Inserted Into The Patient’s Mouth or Nose And Down Into the Lungs.
  • During the Procedure, the Bronchoscope is Guided to the Area of Interest, and Small Forceps are Used to Take a Tissue Sample For Analysis. The Tissue is Then Sent to a Laboratory for Examination to Help Diagnose and Determine the Severity of Lung Diseases, Such as Cancer, Infections, and Inflammatory Conditions.
  • Bronchoscopy Forceps Biopsy is Generally Considered a Safe and Minimally Invasive Procedure, Although Some Patients May Experience Minor Discomfort or Bleeding After the Procedure. Your Doctor Will Discuss the Potential Risks and Benefits Of The Procedure With You Beforehand and Answer any Questions You May Have.
Mucus Plug Clearance

Bronchoscopy is a Procedure To Look Directly at the Airways in the Lungs Using a Thin, Lighted Tube (Bronchoscope). the Bronchoscope is Put in the Nose or Mouth. It Is Moved Down the Throat and Windpipe (Trachea), and Into The Airways. a Healthcare Provider Can Then See The Voice Box (Larynx), Trachea, And Large and Medium-Sized Airways.

There are 2 Types Of Bronchoscopes: Flexible and Rigid. Both Types Come in Different Widths.

A Rigid Bronchoscope is a Straight Tube. It’s Only Used to View The Larger Airways. it May Be Used Within the Bronchi To:

  • Remove a Large Number of Secretions or Blood
  • Control Bleeding
  • Remove Foreign Objects
  • Remove Diseased Tissue (Cancerous And Noncancerous)
  • Do Procedures, Such As Stents And Other Treatments

A Flexible Bronchoscope Is Used More Often. Unlike the Rigid Scope, It Can Be Moved Down Into The Smaller Airways (Bronchioles). The Flexible Bronchoscope May Be Used To:

  • Get Samples From the Affected Lung For Appropriate Diagnosis.
  • Place a Breathing Tube In The Airway to Help Give Oxygen
  • Suction Out Secretions
  • Take Tissue Samples (Biopsy)

Bronchoscopy Inspection is a Medical Procedure Used to Visually Examine the Airways Using a Bronchoscope, A Flexible Tube With a Camera and Light on The End. This Procedure May Be Done to Evaluate Conditions Such as Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, or Chronic Cough. During The Procedure, the Bronchoscope is Inserted Through The Mouth or Nose and Guided to the Airways, Where the Camera Provides a View of the Lung Tissue and Airway wall. The Doctor May Collect Tissue Samples For Further Examination, or Use Tools to Remove Obstructions or Treat Abnormalities. It Is Typically Performed Under Sedation or Anesthesia