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Bronchoscopy (cont.)

Bronchoscopy Preparation

Prior to the procedure, the doctor will discuss the following with the patient:

  • The need to do a bronchoscopy
  • What doctors hope to achieve (take biopsy and visualize an area)
  • The risks of the procedure
  • Potential complications

The doctor also will do the following:

  • Create an accurate medical history
  • Examine the patient's lungs and heart
  • Take a chest X-ray
  • Perform appropriate blood tests if the patient has a high risk of bleeding or have significant medical problems.

The patient will be asked to fast for at least 6 hours before the procedure.

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