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Radhika Madaan Verma MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL

Dr. Radhika Verma's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She has a special interest in sleep disorders, sleep study, and intensive care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Verma studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Func ... (Read more)

Paul T Smith MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL

Dr. P. Smith's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, sleep study, and intensive care. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Smith attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Shands at the University of Florida for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Thoracentesis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $571
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $196
Kurt H Bowman MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL

Dr. Kurt Bowman works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bowman include sleep disorders, sleep study, and intensive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Bowman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Func ... (Read more)

Antonio L Rodriguez MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
515 West State Rd. 434; Suite 203
Longwood, FL

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Longwood, FL. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $877
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $149
Edward K Scanlon MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL

Dr. Edward Scanlon is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, intensive care, and sleep apnea. Dr. Scanlon's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Scanlon attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

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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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