Apple Pulmonology & Sleep Center provides patients complete care across all medical specialty and sub-specialty areas. We take great pride in this honor and work hard to make sure our pulmonary patients receive the best care possible.
Under the direction of our board-certified pulmonologists, Apple Pulmonology & Sleep Center staff provides a full-range of diagnostic and treatment services for pulmonary patients (those who have or are at risk for lung disease). Services include: Read More...
Apple Pulmonology & Sleep Center’s Sleep Medicine and Research Center, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The Sleep Medicine and Research Center knows that one-size sleep studies do not fit all. We make it a priority to provide individualized treatment plans for patients of all ages suffering from all types of sleep problems. Sleep Medicine and Research Center patients receive thorough assessments and follow-up care to meet their specific physical, physiological, mental and behavioral needs.
Bronchoscopy is a procedure used to look inside the lungs’ airways, called the bronchi and bronchioles. The airways carry air from the trachea, or windpipe, to the lungs. During the procedure, Pulmonologist (Lung specialist) passes a thin, flexible tube called a bronchoscope through your nose (or sometimes your mouth), down your throat, and into your airways. If you have a breathing tube in Intensive care unit, the bronchoscope can be passed through the tube to your airways. The bronchoscope has a light and small camera connected to a video monitor that allows your doctor to see your windpipe tures. You’ll be given medicine to make you relaxed and sleepy during the procedure.
Overview Bronchoscopy usually is done to find the cause of a lung problem. Your doctor may take samples of mucus or tissue from your lungs during the procedure to test in a lab. Bronchoscopy may show a tumor, signs of an infection, excess mucus in the airways, the site of bleeding, or something blocking the airway, like a piece of food. Sometimes bronchoscopy is used to treat lung problems. It may be done to insert a stent in an airway. An airway stent is a small tube that holds the airway open. It’s used when a tumor or other condition blocks an airway. In children, the procedure most often is used to remove something blocking an airway. In some cases, it’s used to find out what’s causing a cough that has lasted for at least a few weeks.
Bronchoscopy may show a tumor, signs of an infection, excess mucus in the airways, the site of bleeding, or something blocking your airway. Pulmonologist and chest physicians use this procedure to decide how to treat any lung problems that were found.