What is navigational bronchoscopy?
Bronchoscopy is a sophisticated interventional pulmonology technology that uses a flexible tube with a camera at the end (a bronchoscope) that allows us to look inside the lungs and airway.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) doctors use the bronchoscope to deliver laser and other cancer-killing technologies to tumors buried deep inside the lungs. As a result, we can manage symptoms like bleeding or coughing, open up a blocked airway and treat a very early stage of lung cancer or a previously treated area.
Interventional pulmonology techniques can be used alone or in combination with other cancer treatments to diagnose lung cancer, treat tumors and relieve symptoms that are limiting your breathing or causing pain.
The lung cancer team at CTCA specializes in advanced, minimally invasive bronchoscopy techniques for many of our interventional pulmonology procedures.