Neonatal and Pediatric Flexible Fibre Optic Bronchoscopy

Neonatal and Pediatric Flexible Fibre Optic Bronchoscopy

Dr. Jasmeet K Wadhwa is a well-known Neonatal and Pediatric Bronchoscopist in Delhi, India. Dr. S K Kabra tutored her at AIIMS (New Delhi), where she learned this skill. She has attended and organized Pediatric Bronchoscopy Workshops and CME for over a decade. Dr. Wadhwa has performed bronchoscopies on neonates and premature newborns (less than 1.5 kg) who have a lung infection, have collapsed, or are on mechanical support.

Following bronchoscopy, Dr. Jasmeet discovered a number of children with voice cord problems, malacia, tracheoesophageal fistula, and other diseases. She’s also taken care of a toddler who got pneumonia after a bronchoscopy.

Flexible Bronchoscopy is a highly specialized and risk-free procedure carried out in a hospital by a team of technicians and junior doctors wearing bronchoscopy suits. The night prior, the youngster was kept nil orally. During the procedure, the child is awake and breathing normally; only a local anesthetic spray or moderate sedation is required. It’s a simple technique that just takes a few minutes to complete.

The doctor can see the patient’s top (nose, palate, vocal cords) and lower (trachea or lung pipes) airways during bronchoscopy. People of all ages can participate. This is recommended for a child who has recurrent pneumonia, a collapsed lung, infections, or a mucus plug or foreign substance obstructing any section of the lung.

It can be performed in following patients or child

1. A youngster who has had recurrent pneumonia and has had a noisy respiratory rhythm since birth.
2. Parents notice a sudden onset of coughing or loud breathing.
3. A youngster or patient with recurrent pneumonia and a patch on a chest X-ray.
4. Collecting sputum for testing from a patient with Chest Tuberculosis.
5. Excellent in-patient treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis of the lungs.
6. If a child experiences stridor, a loud sound, or a cough after eating, do this.

If your child’s doctor says he or she has a recurrent patch in the chest or a blockage in the chest, you should see a pediatric pulmonologist who has done this test before.

Dr. Jasmeet Kaur Wadhwa is a renowned pediatric bronchoscopist with vast experience in Delhi, India. She has done between 3000 and 4000 pediatric bronchoscopies in her career.