Most of the times diagnosis of basic congestion in lungs or chest can be done through the examination that starts with the examination by a lung specialist or pulmonologist using a stethescope. However there are conditions which requires the lung specialist to see inside the lungs of the patient. The procedure of looking inside the lungs through a scope is called bronchoscopy.
Bronchoscopy can be either flexible or rigid A rigid bronchoscopy is a straight tube and is only used in seeing the larger airways.A Flexible bronchoscope is a flexible long tube which can visualize smaller airways deep inside the lungs. Flexible brnchoscopy is more common and can be used in maximum number of cases. In both the cases the tube is inserted through either mouth or nose under light sedation.
Rigid bronchoscopy is generally used :
To remove secretions in the lungs
To control pleural bleeding
To remove foreign objects
To remove tissues or lesions
To perform stenting procedures
The flexible broncoscopy is done:
To intubate or ventilate a patient i.e. to put a breathing tube to help patient breathe
To suck out secretions from the smaller airways of lungs
To perform bronchoscopic biopsy
To put put medicines directly into lungs
Bronchoscopy in Gurgaon is done by only very few pulmonologists. Bronchoscopy procedure need lot of command and training to do it perfectly. Dr Kuldeep Kumar is one of the best pulmonologist when it comes bronchoscopy.
Using the bronchoscope, your doctor can view all of the structures that make up your respiratory system. These include your larynx, trachea, and the smaller airways of your lungs, which include the bronchi and bronchioles.Bronchoscopy may be advise:
In case of lung tumour or cancer
In case of blockage in airway
Interstitial lung disease
For biopsy of medistinal lymph node
Vocal cord paralysis
Bronchosopy is done on day care basis, means you will be admitted and discharged the same day. You will have to come in fasting and the procedure would be done in operation theatre under the effect of anaesthesia. In case Dr Kuldeep Kumar plans a biopsy then the tissue taken out would be sent for biopsy and the results would be available in 3 to 5 days.
We have developed the most advanced Pulmonology department at CK Birla Hospital which is fully equipped to take care of all kinds of Pulmonary conditions.
We have the most advanced Intensive Care Unit equipped with the latest Ventilators, Monitors and other Life Saving Equipments. Our services run round the clock so that we are there when you need us the most.
Dr Kuldeep Kumar
Chief Pulmonologist and Critical Care Specialist
CK Birla Hospital, Gurgaon
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