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Rigid Bronchoscopy is a procedure used to gain access to the patients airway and allows the passage of larger airway instruments and cameras in order to diagnose and treat airway disease. Less than 6 percent of pulmonologists in the United States have the prior training needed to perform rigid bronchoscopy. (*1) Therefore, this form of bronchoscopy is done by highly trained individuals.
At UC San Diego Medical Center’s Interventional Pulmonology Unit, the following interventional pulmonologists specialize in performing rigid bronchoscopy:
All referrals will still have the option of continuing their treatment with their primary care physicians after the rigid bronchoscopy.
For an appointment, for more information, or to find out how to refer a patient, please contact the Interventional Pulmonology Unit, 619-543-5840.
(*1) H. Colt, U. Prakash and K. Offord, Bronchoscopy in the United States: Survey by the American Association for Bronchology, 1999, J Bronchol 7 (2000), pp. 8–25.
Interventional PulmonologyUC San Diego Medical Center, 3rd Floor, South Wing200 West Arbor DriveSan Diego, CA 619-543-5840
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