NYC Bronchial Thermoplasty for Asthma
What is Bronchial Thermoplasty?
Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) is a procedure that improves the asthma-related quality of life for people with severe asthma that have failed conventional therapy. The Bronchial Thermoplasty procedure reduces asthma attacks by reducing airway smooth muscle responsible for airway constriction, which in turn reduces asthma attacks and makes breathing easier. It may also allow you to use less medication to make your life more manageable.
If you suffer from difficult to control asthma and have found that many therapies don’t work, Dr. Marc Bowen recommends that you undergo an evaluation for Bronchial Thermoplasty. Dr. Bowen is one the few NYC pulmonologists that offer the BT procedure at well-respected hospitals in Manhattan. With over three decades of pulmonology practice under his belt, Dr. Bowen is one of the most experienced pulmonary physicians in New York, dedicated to treating your breathing issues, improving your quality of life, and getting you back to your active lifestyle. Contact us for asthma treatment and relief.
How does Bronchial Thermoplasty work?
Bronchial Thermoplasty is a procedure that is clinically proven to reduce asthma attacks for up to 5 years. During each session, a different part of the lung is treated to ensure safety. Your Bronchial Thermoplasty physician will insert a bronchoscope through the nose or mouth so no incision is necessary. During the BT procedure, a carefully controlled device delivers mild heat to the smooth muscle of the airways in your lungs, reducing the amount of excessive smooth muscle to reduce bronchial constriction. You can follow up with Dr. Bowen in the office for continued management of your asthma.
What are the advantages of Bronchial Thermoplasty?
- Improved quality of life
- Fewer amounts of medications
- Fewer asthma attacks
- Fewer ER visits
- Fewer absences from school/work or other daily activities
If you are suffering from difficult to control asthma, please contact our office to schedule an evaluation so Dr. Bowen can determine whether the Bronchial Thermoplasty procedure is right for you.