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Dr. Radhika Madaan Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Verma specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, Dr. Verma completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Smith is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Kurt Bowman is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowman honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Bowman attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward K Scanlon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Edward Scanlon is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Scanlon attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
515 West State Rd. 434; Suite 203
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Longwood, FL. Dr. Rodriguez's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is 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

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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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