At Acme Hospital, we provide Advance Bronchoscopy for patients with various respiratory conditions, such as lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or interstitial lung disease (ILD). Bronchoscopy is a minimally invasive technique that uses a thin, flexible tube with a camera and a light (bronchoscope) to examine and treat the inside of the airways and lungs. Bronchoscopy can help diagnose and treat problems such as:
- Lung cancer: Bronchoscopy can help detect and stage lung cancer by obtaining tissue samples (biopsies) from the lungs or lymph nodes. It can also help treat lung cancer by delivering targeted therapies such as radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy, or photodynamic therapy. mach cancer.
- Asthma: Bronchoscopy can help assess and treat severe asthma by measuring the inflammation and narrowing of the airways. It can also help deliver bronchial thermoplasty, a procedure that uses heat to reduce the muscle mass of the airways and improve breathing.
- COPD: Bronchoscopy can help diagnose and treat COPD by evaluating the damage and obstruction of the airways and lungs. It can also help deliver endobronchial valves, coils, or stents, which are devices that improve lung function and reduce symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough.
- ILD: Bronchoscopy can help diagnose and treat ILD by obtaining tissue samples (biopsies) from the lungs or pleura. It can also help deliver bronchoalveolar lavage, a procedure that washes out the alveoli (air sacs) of the lungs and removes excess fluid or cells.
Some of the Advance Bronchoscopy techniques that we offer at Acme Hospital are:
- Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS): This is a technique that uses a bronchoscope with an ultrasound probe to obtain detailed images of the airways, lungs, and nearby structures such as lymph nodes or blood vessels. It can help guide biopsies or therapies more accurately and safely.
- Navigational bronchoscopy: This is a technique that uses a bronchoscope with a special navigation system that creates a 3D map of the airways and lungs. It can help reach and treat lesions that are difficult to access by conventional bronchoscopy.
- Radial probe endobronchial ultrasound (RP-EBUS): This is a technique that uses a bronchoscope with a thin radial ultrasound probe that can be inserted into smaller airways. It can help detect and biopsy peripheral lung nodules or masses.
- Optical coherence tomography (OCT): This is a technique that uses a bronchoscope with an optical fiber that emits infrared light to obtain high-resolution images of the airway wall. It can help diagnose and monitor conditions such as airway remodeling, inflammation, or fibrosis.
Our team of highly qualified and experienced pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care. We use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients. We also offer comprehensive preoperative and postoperative care, as well as emergency services for urgent cases.
If you have any questions or concerns about our Advance Bronchoscopy services, please feel free to contact us. We are always ready to assist you and provide you with the best possible service. Thank you for choosing Acme Hospital as your trusted partner in your health.