Bronchial thermoplasty is an innovative, non-drug procedure developed for the treatment of severe persistent asthma and approved by FDA. Bronchial thermoplasty is performed in a bronchoscopy/ endoscopy suite and takes about an hour to complete. It is a minimally invasive procedure, and is performed under moderate sedation.
No incision is required. Post-procedure, patients are kept under observation for approximately 2-4 hours.
Bronchial Thermoplasty helps to reduce the smooth muscle mass in the airways through delivery of controlled thermal (heat) energy to the airway walls.
The thermal energy is delivered to the airway walls over a series of 3 bronchoscopies.