Bronchoscopy is a common diagnostic tool that allows doctors to view the airways (of the throat, larynx, trachea, vocal chords, nasal passage and lower airways) with an instrument called a bronchoscope. Most bronchoscopies are performed with a flexible bronchoscope which is a thin, narrow tube with a light source on the end for viewing. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes and involves anesthesia. It is used to find the cause of airway problems including obstructions, take tissue samples, check for growths, and to test for the presence of various diseases.

James J. Logan, M.D. and his staff can answer all of your questions about bronchoscopy during your initial visit.