We found 15 providers matching bronchoscopy and who accept Aetna near Marlton, NJ.

Dr. John Bermingham, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
750 Route 73 South; Suite 401
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. John Bermingham's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Marlton, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Bermingham include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), sleep apnea, and lung biopsy. Dr. Bermingham's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hoarseness, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
110 Marter Avenue
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Schriber practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schriber honors. Dr. Schriber attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
750 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Ammar Alimam is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alimam include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Alimam is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Alimam attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Alimam is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. William A Morowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
750 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. William Morowitz's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Morowitz is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morowitz include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), sleep apnea, and lung biopsy. Patients gave Dr. Morowitz an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
107 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Pope is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pope include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pope obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Pope has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
107 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Antonio Velasco is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ and Haddon Heights, NJ. Dr. Velasco's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital. After attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Velasco takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Immunization, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $229
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $140

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
107 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Nugent practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nugent accepts. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nugent's training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Kennedy Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $217
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $79

Specializes in Other, Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary and Sleep Physicians of Sj; Kiwi Building
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Cohen is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
750 Route 73 South; Suite 401
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Ira Horowitz practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Horowitz's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horowitz honors. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Horowitz is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
750 Route 73 South; Suite 401
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Baumgarten, who practices in Marlton, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Baumgarten's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumgarten accepts. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
750 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Driscoll's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Driscoll honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $238
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $149

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary and Sleep Physicians of Sj; Kiwi Building
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Trudo sees patients in Mount Laurel, NJ. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Trudo's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Marlton Hospital. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
801 Route 73 North; Suite B
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Mahendra Dadhania sees patients in Marlton, NJ. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dadhania include sleep apnea, snoring, and laser treatment. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Dadhania attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Dadhania is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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All Interests: Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rasesh P Shah, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1910 East Route 70; Suite 3
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Rasesh Shah's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Sewall, NJ, and Willingboro, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Shah studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at The University Hospital, Newark. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 58
  • Charge (avg.): $585
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $133

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Other
5 Eves Drive
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Ira Smith sees patients in Marlton, NJ. His medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Graduate Hospital, Dr. Smith attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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What is Bronchoscopy?

Bronchoscopy is a procedure in which a thin tube with a camera, called a bronchoscope, is inserted in your mouth or nose and slowly advanced to your lungs. This allows your doctor to see your respiratory tract, which includes your throat, larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi (airways), and lungs. If you have or show signs of lung problems - for example, lung cancer or difficulty breathing - your doctor may recommend that you undergo a bronchoscopy.

In performing a diagnostic bronchoscopy, your doctor may only wish to visualize your respiratory tract, or your doctor may also collect samples of tissue or fluid. The samples can help diagnose your condition or, if you have cancer, they can be used for staging purposes. One method for sample collection is bronchoalveolar lavage. In a bronchoalveolar lavage, your doctor injects saline (salt water) through the bronchoscope and then suctions it out of your airways. The washout collected is tested for lung disorders. Your doctor can also insert a biopsy tool to collect tissue or mucus samples. The following are biopsies that can be performed by bronchoscopy:

  • Brush biopsy, which uses a brush to collect samples.
  • Endobronchial biopsy, which uses the bronchoscope to guide forceps to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial biopsy, which uses forceps and image guidance - such as X-rays, CT scans, or fluoroscopy - to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial fine needle aspiration (TBNA), which uses a small needle to take samples of the lymph nodes or lungs.

For visualization, bronchoscopy can be done alone, or it can be combined with ultrasound. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) allows real-time imaging of your airway and is used for diagnosing and staging lung cancer, as well as for determining where the cancer has spread. EBUS can be performed with TBNA, a procedure known as endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).

Your doctor can also use bronchoscopy as a treatment for lung problems. For example, if a foreign body is trapped in your airway, your doctor can insert forceps through the bronchoscope to remove it. If your airway has become narrowed - which may occur if you have an infection, cancer, or some other inflammatory issue - bronchoscopy can be used to place a device called a stent in the area of constriction. The stent will keep your airway open, allowing you to breathe properly.

During a bronchoscopy, you will be given medication (sedative) to help you relax. If it is only a diagnostic bronchoscopy, you will be kept awake, but if your bronchoscopy is for therapeutic purposes, you will be put to sleep by general anesthesia. After your procedure, you will need to stay in the hospital for a few hours. You will not be able to eat or drink for about 2 hours. You may experience some discomfort, such as a sore throat or pain while swallowing. Throat lozenges and gargling may help alleviate your symptoms, which should go away after a few days. You will need to have someone drive you home once your doctor determines that you are ready.

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