Anesthetic considerations for bronchoscopic procedures: a narrative review based on the Cleveland Clinic experience

Ursula Galway, Andrew Zura, Sandeep Khanna, Mi Wang, Alparslan Turan, Kurt Ruetzler


The advent of advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy has shown an increased demand for anesthesiologists to administer anesthesia in the bronchoscopy suite. Procedures such as navigational bronchoscopy, airway stenting and advanced therapeutic procedures often require the presence of an anesthesiologist to manage these more complex patients and procedures. In this review we describe the various bronchoscopic procedures and anesthetic management and complications of these procedures at our institution The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio.