Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound, or EBUS, is a technique that combines ultrasound and bronchoscope technology to diagnose and evaluate the stages of lung and bronchial cancers. Performed while the patient is under sedation, EBUS involves the insertion of a flexible endoscope with a small ultrasound tool attached through the patient’s mouth and trachea. This provides the doctor with a detailed view of the lungs in order to diagnose lung disease and determine the severity of the condition.
How Long does the EBUS procedure take?
The entire EBUS procedure with Dr. Bowen generally takes about 30 minutes to complete, and patients can usually return home the next day.
Does EBUS hurt?
The EBUS procedure is safe and is usually performed under general anesthesia. In some cases, patients may have a sore throat after the procedure but this is expected to go away in a few days.
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If you are suffering from shortness of breath, tight chest, or sharp chest pain, contact our office to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bowen to help determine what can be done to get you back to living pain-free.