Flexible Bronchoscopy

Flexible bronchoscopy has attained an increasingly important role in routine clinical practice compared to rigid bronchoscopy. Many procedures performed with rigid bronchoscopy can be carried out faster using flexible instruments, and carried out with more patient friendly interventions. They allow for deeper examinations of structures, with less risk of trauma. These interventions are not as personnel-intensive, and less preparation time is needed making every day bronchoscopies more cost-effective to perform.