Bronchoscopy

What is this test?

Bronchoscopy is an endoscopic procedure that visualizes the tracheobronchial tree by placing an optical instrument inside the airways.

How will this test be scheduled?

Brandywine Hospital: Our procedure scheduler will complete all of the necessary paperwork and prior authorizations required to schedule your bronchoscopy as soon as possible. Navigating the insurance process to get approval from them as well as securing a date and time to perform the test from the hospital is a complicated and lengthy process.  Once we are able to schedule your test, our office will contact you with the date and time along with specific instructions. Please understand that we have no influence regarding the hospital’s scheduling and availability for these imaging slots is very limited.  Try to do everything you can to arrange your schedule to be able to appear for the test when scheduled.  Attempting to reschedule these tests is very difficult and will delay necessary follow-up.

Chester County Hospital: Our procedure scheduler will complete all of the necessary paperwork and prior authorizations required to schedule your bronchoscopy as soon as possible. Navigating the insurance process to get approval from them as well as securing a date and time to perform the test from the hospital is a complicated and lengthy process.  Once we are able to schedule your test, our office will contact you with the date and time along with specific instructions. Please understand that we have no influence regarding the hospital’s scheduling and availability for these imaging slots is very limited.  Try to do everything you can to arrange your schedule to be able to appear for the test when scheduled.  Attempting to reschedule these tests is very difficult and will delay necessary follow-up.

Special Instructions to Prepare for your Test?

No food or water after midnight except take most medications with a small sip of water. Your physician will instruct you if there are any medications you should hold prior to your procedure. Particularly anti-coagulants/anti-platelet agents will be restricted prior to your procedure.

Next Steps Following my Test.  When do I get my Result?

Our staff will schedule a follow up with a physician in our office when they call to schedule your bronchoscopy. The physician will review your bronchoscopy and discuss treatment options, if necessary, during that appointment.

Of course, should you have any questions regarding this procedure please phone the office at 610-383-6033

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