Bronchoscopy is being performed for diagnosis and treatment of certain respiratory system disorders. So, what is bronchoscopy, how is it performed? Questions about bronchoscopy.

Bronchoscopy is performed with an optical instrument called a bronchoscope. It is inserted through the mouth or nose are advanced through the vocal cords and provides a clear view of the airways. It is important for early diagnosis and treatment. iHealth, what is bronchoscopy, how is it performed at the hospital in Turkey?

What is bronchoscopy?

Bronchoscopy is the process of examining the lower respiratory tract with a thin tube consisting of optical mirrors with a camera and a light source at the end, which can move to rotate to 4 sides.

Bronchoscopy is used to determine the cause of complaints about the respiratory system, to diagnose diseases early and to follow up some diseases, and sometimes it is used for treatment purposes.

How is bronchoscopy performed?

If the specialist deems it necessary, hospitalization may be required one day before the procedure.

It is necessary to stop eating and drinking 6 hours before the procedure. The relevant doctor should be informed about the drugs used regularly.

If there is a known drug allergy, the doctor should definitely be informed.

The procedure is performed through the nose or mouth in a sitting or lying position. It does not interfere with breathing, breathing continues comfortably.

The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes on average. At this time, the necessary biopsies can be taken and other operations described earlier can be performed.

These procedures are not painful. During a bronchoscopy, your blood pressure, pulse and oxygen level in the blood will be constantly monitored

Since your throat area is numb after a bronchoscopy, no food and liquid food is taken for 2 hours.

There may be a slight feeling of pain in the throat, hoarseness, and a slight fever may appear. These complaints will improve in a short time.

If the doctor does not mind returning home on the same day, it is necessary to have a companion and spend that day at home on bed rest.


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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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