Is bronchoscopy surgery risky?

I have to go into hospital every 3 months to have them for the rest of my life as I have a stent in my windpipe. I had a cardiac arrest a couple years ago during one of the surgery’s. It hasn’t happened again luckily, but is having this surgery so often quite risky?

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  • 6 months ago
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    We can talk about relative risk here.

    There's a relative risk to anything. You could slip and fall and hit your head and die everytime you walk outside home. Does it mean you need to stay inside the rest of your life? No.

    If you need this procedure to be done every 3 months for the rest of your life in order to keep you alive, there's not much you can do besides complying with it.

    A cardiac arrest is a risk for any surgery but if the surgery is needed to keep you alive, then there's no choice.

    Source(s): I'm a RD
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