Bronchoscopy - Vancouver General Hospital

Bronchoscopy is a procedure which utilizes a thin scope with a camera on the end to take samples of tissue or secretions from the lungs. It can also take pictures or remove foreign objects. Other reasons why patients may require bronchoscopy include:

  • to collect a tissue or cell sample

  • to collect a fluid or sputum sample

  • to locate areas that may be bleeding

  • to help diagnose infections, or pulmonary edema

  • to diagnose lung problems of undetermined cause

Vancouver General Hospital - Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion

855 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 875-4111 extension 54122

Hours of operation

Monday - Thursday, 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m


A referral is required. 

Parking & transportation

There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

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