Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions received regarding Flexible Fiberoptic Intubation. Have you really accomplished more than 6000 fiberoptic intubations? Yes.  Really.  Starting in October 2004, I kept careful records of all my intubations.  I consistently performed more than 400 endoscopic intubations per year, every year.  In June of 2014, I accomplished my 4000th intubation.  Nothing has changed …

Common Objections and Responses to Fiberoptic Intubation

Below are the most common objections and questions received regarding Flexible Endoscopic Intubation and the methods discussed on this website. My biggest issue with the routine use of flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy is that my hospital simply cannot afford to buy a lot of bronchoscopes. (I’ll assume that the OP is relaying an objection from hospital administration, so my comments should …