We offer consultations with our doctors who specialise in:

Bronchoscopy

A bronchoscopy is a minor procedure for examining the airways internally. It involves passing a bronchoscope (a flexible telescope) through the nose, down the trachea (“windpipe”) and into the lower airways within the lungs. The purpose is to directly visualise the inside of the airways. In addition, it is possible to obtain samples of mucous and other debris within the airways, remove foreign material that has been inhaled, and take tissue biopsies of abnormal areas.

Common reasons for undertaking bronchoscopy include

  • Lung infections
  • Infiltrates detected by radiological imaging of the lungs
  • Lung nodules and masses (including investigations for lung cancer)
  • Chronic cough

In general bronchoscopy is performed as a day procedure and most often it is done under deep sedation rather than a full general anaesthetic. The procedure itself takes approximately 30 minutes. Under experienced hands it is a safe procedure and the risk of significant complications is quite low.

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We take a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Adrian Chazan

MBBS MELB FRACP

Dr Chazan is a Respiratory & Sleep Physician, and General Physician. Born in Melbourne, he undertook his basic medical training at the University of Melbourne. With a passion for sleep and breathing, he trained at world-renowned centres of excellence in Melbourne and Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Adrian has been involved in research activities in the fields of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise physiology.

Adrian utilises the latest findings in sleep research as well as the emerging technologies in diagnosis and treatment. He takes a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Calvin Sidhu

MBBS FRACP

Dr Sidhu completed his Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle (NSW). He undertook his Physician training at Westmead Hospital (Sydney) and Specialist training in Victoria.

He has completed additional training in Interventional Pulmonology and Pleural Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Perth) and Palliative Medicine (NSW). He has obtained required skills for bronchoscopies (respiratory endoscopies), endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and pleural procedures. He has relevant experience in managing general respiratory conditions, emphysema-COPD, severe asthma, bronchiectasis, lung tumors, enlarged chest lymph nodes (mediastinal lymphadenopathy) and pleural conditions (pneumothorax , pleural effusions) and incorporating procedural treatments if appropriate.

He currently also hold a honorary position as a Sleep Medicine fellow at Monash Hospital.

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