A bronchoscope is a thin tube with a camera on the end that is used to visualise a person's airways. Bronchoscopy is frequently done to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of respiratory conditions.
The procedure is usually performed under a light general anaesthetic administered by an anaesthetist. Patients are usually able to go home on the same day. If you are about to undergo a bronchoscopy you should fast for 6 hours prior and blood thinners may need to be ceased some days prior to the procedure (Dr Hundloe will advise you of this).
Dr Hundloe performs standard bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) , Cryobiopsy, Bronchial Thermoplasty and Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction.
Bronchoscopic and pleural procedures are performed at The Wesley Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and St Andrews' War Memorial Hospital.