We found 5 providers matching bronchoscopy and who accept Health Net near Oakland, CA.

Showing 1-5 of 5
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Hardy has a special interest in lung problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Hardy is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ly takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Ly attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ly is conversant in Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Allergies, Education, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gibb takes. Dr. Gibb has an open panel. Dr. Gibb is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Translational Research, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kensho Iwanaga, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kensho Iwanaga is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Iwanaga honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Iwanaga completed a residency program at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meghan McGarry, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Meghan McGarry is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. McGarry is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before completing her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Dr. McGarry attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.