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The lung cancer specialists in Moffitt Cancer Center’s Thoracic Oncology Program take pride in providing patients with first-rate diagnostic and treatment services, and we’re pleased to offer rigid bronchoscopy to our lung cancer patients.

What is rigid bronchoscopy?

Before beginning the rigid bronchoscopy procedure, we administer general anesthesia, which places the patient into a sleep-like state where he or she doesn’t feel any pain. The rigid bronchoscope is placed through the mouth into the windpipe and can enter the main airways. Once in place, we can guide cameras and instruments down the length of the tube to perform whatever diagnostic or therapeutic techniques are necessary.

What is rigid bronchoscopy used for?

The experts in our lung cancer program can use rigid bronchoscopy for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, including:

  • Diagnosing cancers and other conditions
  • Placing stents
  • Removing tumors
  • Treating airway obstruction and airway narrowing
  • Controlling hemoptysis (airway bleeding)

For more information

You can feel confident entrusting your care to the experts in Moffitt Cancer Center’s lung cancer program. Our team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, pain management specialists and supportive care specialists, all of whom work together to provide patients with an individualized care experience.

If you’d like to know more about rigid bronchoscopy and whether we may be able to use it to diagnose or treat your condition, reach out to Moffitt Cancer Center today. We’ll be more than happy to provide you with the information you need. You can request an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing a new patient registration form online.