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Bronchoscopy

B R O N C H O S C O P Y


Contact Person


Prof. Dr. med. Jens Gottlieb

PD Dr. med. Thomas Fühner


Appointment Arrangement


Ute Sauermann


Telephone


0511 / 532 3505


Emergency Service


17 8505


Fax


0511 / 532 5965

P A T I E N T   R E G I S T R A T I O N 


Outside of office hours (from Monday to Thursday after 4:30pm; Friday after 3pm, at the weekend and holidays) the Bronchoskopy-Service can be contacted by mobile phone (17-8505). 


If the mobile phone cannot be contacted, you can ask for privat telephone numbers on Unit 14a (2142).

 

 

T H E   R A N G E   O F   S E R V I C E S   

 

The endoscopy-department makes 5500 bronchoscopies yearly. 

 

The range of services includes:


• flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
• Implantation of the tracheal or bronchial stent
• endobronchial and transbronchial biopsies
• Bronchoalveoläre Lavage

• endoscopic lung volume reduction

• Bürstenbiopsien

• removal of foreign bodies
• Endoscopic hemostasis
• percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy
• Argon Plasma coagulation
• bronchoplasty (balloon dilatation)
• endobronchialer Ultraschall
• thermoablation
• Cryotherapy

 

    The clinic offers a 24-hour emergency service and cares about nine intensive wards.

 

 

O U T P A T I E N T   E X A M I N A T I O N 



The Clinic for Pneumology offers outpatient bronchoscopy on referral. . Necessary for the examination are current X-ray  or in consultation CT-scans. We need as well a blood  count and coagulation level (Quick/PTT), which should not be more than seven days old.  The patients should refrain from eating for at least 6 hours and from drinking for at least 2 hours before the  bronchoscopy.  If medication must be taken, you should consult us first. 

 

Usually a bronchoscopy takes 10-15 minutes and can be carried out on the awake patient or with sedative medication. 

 

After the bronchoscopy a 1-2 hours follow-up period is required. Sometimes  also a new x-ray image is necessary. During the first 12-24 hours after the bornchoscopy nausea, vomiting and fever may occur. 

 

In the case of feverish temperatures lasting longer than 24 hours, it is important to consult a doctor or us. After the collection of the tissue a soft blood cough is not uncommon.  

 

 

I N P A T I E N T   E X A M I N A T I O N 

 

Registrations should be completed exclusively using the electronic order Management.

 

The following prerequisites are required:


• Patient education and written consent one day prior to the examination
• blood count and coagulation (Quick, PTT) not older than 7 days
• from patients with coagulation disorders or thrombcytopenia we need the blood results on the examination day 
• X-ray and CT images must be available at the examination 
• the patient must be sober, this means no eating for at least 6 hours and no drinking for at least 2 hours