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
Please note: As of May 24, 2017, the Centennial Pavilion has been renamed to the Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion.

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


Referral required

Parking & transportation

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