During a bronchoscopy, a thin flexible tube is inserted into the airways of the lungs, allowing the physician, generally a pulmonologist, to see and fix a number of problems. Doctors can:

  • Find obstructions, tumors, and foreign objects
  • Get tissue samples from the bronchial tubes or lungs to be tested for cancer or other diseases
  • Diagnose lung cancer, tuberculosis, infection, and other airway diseases
  • Find the source of bleeding in someone who has been coughing up blood
  • Remove extra mucus, foreign objects, or anything else blocking the airways
  • Find out how advanced someone‚Äôs lung cancer is and monitor the cancer during treatment

At TMC, our bronchoscopy services include the use of new state-of-the-art equipment for the benefit of non-surgical, non-invasive outpatient procedures. These include:

Ultrasonic Bronchoscopy

The use of an ultrasonic bronchoscope is paving the way for improved diagnosis of lung cancer. An ultrasonic bronchoscope is an innovative "hybrid scope" with a unique optical system that uses both video and fiberoptic technologies that allows the physician to view bronchoscopic images in real time on a TV monitor.

Interventional Bronchoscopy

Argon Plasma Coagulation uses a non-contact form of electrosurgery that produces heat energy, which allows a physician to stop minor bleeding and can also be used to remove abnormal growths or obstructions in the airways due to lung cancer.