Does asthma limit your activities?
Luke's Hospital now offers a new, non-medicated treatment for patients
with severe asthma called Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT). BT is a minimally
invasive, outpatient bronchoscopic procedure. 79 percent of patients
treated with BT, saw a significant improvement in their asthma-related
quality of life.
The procedure is performed in three outpatient visits, each scheduled
approximately three weeks apart. The first procedure treats the airways
in the right lower lobe, the second treats the airways of the left lower
lobe and the third and final procedure treats the airways in both upper
lobes. After all three procedures, the treatment is complete. Moderate
sedation is used and the procedure typically takes less than an hour. No
incision is needed, because the procedure is performed using a
To request a BT consult, please see the list of providers below or talk with your family doctor.
UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty
Please note that individual BT
treatment results may vary. BT is an add-on therapy that supplements
your current asthma medications. BT, delivered by the Alair™
System, is indicated for the treatment of severe asthma in people 18
years and older whose asthma is not well controlled with inhaled
corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists.
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