This treatment is now available in Australia. We have been performing Bronchial Thermoplasty in patients with severe refractory asthma since early 2014. If you are interested, please contact us. You will be reviewed by one of our Interventional Pulmonologists, as well as one of our Asthma experts to help determine if you are suitable for this treatment.
What is Bronchial Thermoplasty ?
This is a novel treatment for severe, persistent asthma that remains poorly controlled despite optimal medication therapy. It involves day procedures over three days where thermal energy is delivered to the airways to reduce excessive smooth muscle. The reduction in smooth muscle can significantly improve the symptoms of people with asthma.
Professor Alvin Ing talks about Bronchial Thermoplasty in this article here.
He also presents a lecture that reviews the current published data on Bronchial Thermoplasty in Asthma, including outcomes and possible mechanisms of action.
Visit: www.btforasthma.com to find out more about bronchial thermoplasty.