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Bronchoscopy

A bronchoscopy is a visual examination of the air passages leading into the lungs using a bronchoscope—a long, thin, flexible tube with a camera on the tip. At Parkland Medical Center, bronchoscopies are used to diagnose and treat conditions involving the lungs and trachea, including bleeding, difficulty breathing, chest pain or obstructions in the airway.

You may also be a candidate for endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), an alternative to surgery available at Parkland as part of our affiliation with the prestigious Lahey Clinic, to help diagnose lung infections, lung cancer and other diseases that enlarge the lymph nodes in the chest.

What to Expect

Learn more about bronchoscopy, including what to expect and how to prepare for the procedure, in our online Health Library.

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