Bronchoscopy

Also known as: Interventional bronchoscopy, Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, ENB, Flexible bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a procedure doctors use to look at the airways leading to the lungs. During bronchoscopy, a thin, lighted instrument (bronchoscope) is inserted through the nose or mouth into the throat and then into the airways leading to the lungs.

Bronchoscopy can be used to collect samples of tissue or sputum for analysis, to check for growths (such as tumors) in the airways and lungs, and to remove blockages in the airways.

Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, or ENB,  is a minimally-invasive bronchoscopic procedure using electromagnetic navigation technology. ENB allows lung specialists reach lesions deep in the lungs to help diagnose benign and cancerous lung disease.

Providence Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides inpatient and outpatient consultation, evaluation and state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic lung diseases and critical illnesses.

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