Bronchial Thermoplasty

Severe Asthma Can Be Treated

Bronchial Thermoplasty, sometimes called BT, is a newer treatment for those over age 18 with severe asthma, and it is available through The Lung Center.

Dr. Sandeep Bansal, interventional pulmonologist and medical director of The Lung Center, uses a standard flexible bronchoscope, which is a flexible tube placed into the lungs. When expanded, it delivers radiofrequency heat energy to the airway wall that reduces the smooth muscles in the airways. With less smooth muscle, the airways constrict less, reducing asthma attacks and making breathing easier.

This procedure is done under moderate or deep sedation and patients usually go home on the same day. It may need to be done more than once, depending upon a person’s lungs.

The Statistics

Bronchial Thermoplasty is proven to:

  • Reduce asthma attacks by 32 percent
  • Reduce Emergency Department visits by 84 percent for respiratory-related symptoms
  • Decrease the number of missed days of work, school or activity by 66 percent

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