Anesthesiologist Questions Bronchoscopy

For a bronchoscopy, will I need anesthesia?

I need to have a bronchoscopy, will I be given anesthesia for it?

7 Answers

Mild sedation makes it more comfortable for the patient and easier for the procedure to be performed.
Yes, you may get mild sedation and local anesthetic.
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Yes, bronchoscopy usually requires general anesthesia.
Yes it will be safer and less traumatic.
You most definitely will

Boris Yaguda M.D.
If rigid bronchoscopy, yes. If with flexible endoscope, you will need topical airway anesthesia
This often depends on the reason for bronchoscopy. Most often those because the vocal cords are very sensitive and can result in bronchospasm a short acting sedative is utilized with monitored anesthetic care (MAC).