ICU Bronchoscopy Program

Bronchoscopy is a medical procedure that allows doctors to look inside the airways of the lungs. It is performed by inserting a thin, flexible tube called a bronchoscope into the airways. The bronchoscope has a camera and light on the end, which allows the doctor to see inside the airways.

ICU bronchoscopy is a bronchoscopy that is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU). ICU patients are often critically ill and have breathing problems. Bronchoscopy can be used to help diagnose and treat these problems.

Indications for ICU Bronchoscopy

The indications for ICU bronchoscopy include:

Risks of ICU bronchoscopy

The risks of ICU bronchoscopy are relatively low. However, there are some risks, including:

Recovery from ICU bronchoscopy

The recovery from ICU bronchoscopy is usually quick and easy. Patients may experience some sore throat or coughing after the procedure. However, most patients are able to go home the same day as the procedure.


ICU bronchoscopy is a safe and effective procedure that can be used to diagnose and treat a variety of lung problems in critically ill patients. If you are in the ICU and your doctor recommends bronchoscopy, be sure to ask them about the risks and benefits of the procedure.