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Reston Hospital Center
Pediatric Emergency Room


A bronchoscopy is a visual examination of the air passages leading into the lungs using a bronchoscope—a long, thin tube with a camera on the tip. At Reston Hospital Center, bronchoscopies are used to diagnose and treat conditions involving the lungs and trachea, including bleeding, difficulty breathing, chest pain or obstructions in the airway.

What to Expect

Learn more about bronchoscopy, including what to expect and how to prepare for the procedure, in our online Health Library.