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Bronchoscopy

  • What is a Bronchoscopy?

    Bronchoscopy is a procedure used to visualise the inside of your airways, larynx and lungs. It allows your doctor to diagnose airways abnormalities including inflammation, tumours, and other respiratory and lung conditions you may have. An instrument called a bronchoscope, which can be either rigid or flexible, is inserted into the airways through the nose or mouth. The procedure does not require general anaesthesia and is usually done using conscious sedation (medication that makes you sleepy and relaxed).

  • Bronchoscopy can be used to diagnose airways and lung abnormalities. If you have a chronic cough or you are coughing up blood, your doctor can perform a bronchoscopy to view the inside of your airways and therefore evaluate your lung symptoms. This examination can also be used when lung infections (eg. tuberculosis), lung cancer or scarring of the lung is suspected following x-ray examinations. When lung abnormalities are suspected, bronchoscopy allows tissue samples of the lungs to be collected from inside the lungs using biopsies or bronchoalveolar lavage.

    Bronchoscopy also has therapeutic purposes. For example, it can be used to remove fluid or mucus, or possible foreign objects that could be obstructing your airways. It can also be used to insert a stent (hollow wire mesh tube) to widen narrowed airways and it also helps with laser tumour removal.

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    • Alvin Ng Choon Yong

      Specialty:
      Internal Medicine
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      The Respiratory Practice
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-13/14/15
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68350035
    • Amy Elaine Lyn-Hwa Stebbings

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      The Chest and Internal Medicine Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-25
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6694 4333
    • Chan Kenneth Ping Wah

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Respiratory Medical Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #04-33
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      67344788
    • Chan Tiong Beng

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Cough & Chest Specialist Pte Ltd
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-02
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67387000
    • Cheong Tuck Hong

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Cheong Chest & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #10-08
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67343808
    • Chew Huck Chin

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Respiratory Medical Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #04-33
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      67344788
    • Chin Nyat Kooi

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      N K Chin Chest & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #12-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68340738
    • Eng Cher Tiew Philip

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Philip Eng Respiratory & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-14
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68360378
    • Hui Kok Pheng

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Hui Kok Pheng Respiratory & Interna
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68874360
    • Jim Teo Yeow Kwan

      Specialty:
      Respiratory Medicine
      Sub-specialty:
      Intensive Care Medicine

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      Clinic:
      The Respiratory Practice
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-13/14/15
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68350035

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