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Most commonly performed procedure in pulmonary medicine. This is non-invasive endoscopic procedure, which is performed in outpatients under the conscious sedation. BF performed for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Diagnostic BF is necessary to obtain broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) and biopsy samples from injured parts of the lungs for lab evaluations. Therapeutic BF includes sanitation bronchoscopy in patients with chronic broncho-pulmonary diseases such as chronic bronchitis, COPD, bronchiectasis and others. Medical BF cleaning helps patients with sputum evacuation difficulties, as well as making possible to inject antimicrobial and other medications directly into the bronchial tree. Through the bronchoscope we can affect inflamed parts of endobronchial surface using the low power laser.