Bronchoscopy is a medical procedure performed by our specialists to assist in the diagnosis of conditions affecting the respiratory system. Unlike an X-Ray, which take photographs of the lung, bronchoscopy lets the doctor see the inside of a patient’s windpipe and air passages using a fibre-optic instrument called a bronchoscope. Bronchoscopies are performed at Darwin Day Surgery
This technique is used to evaluate lung symptoms such as a chronic cough, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), or when a lung disease or lung cancer is suspected. Bronchoscopy may also be used for treatment including:
- Treating bleeding inside the airways
- Placing a stent to open constricted airways
- Deliver radiation therapy directly to lung cancer
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NT Medical Specialist are linked with the Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin Private Hospital and the Darwin Day Surgery to ensure we are able to provide the highest levels of patient care.