Asthma Treatment

Adults with Asthma Breathe Easier
New Treatment for Severe Asthma

Our Lung Center is the first in New Jersey to offer a new FDA-approved treatment for adults with severe and persistent asthma. Known as bronchial thermoplasty, this outpatient treatment reduces the ability of the airway to constrict, thereby reducing the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.

Bronchial thermoplasty is the first FDA-approved non-pharmaceutical asthma treatment. “It results in fewer asthma attacks, fewer visits to the Emergency Department and a reduction in the number of hospitalizations due to asthma. Research studies have shown that these respiratory improvements are sustained for at least two years following the treatment.”

The procedure delivers precisely controlled thermal energy to the airway wall to reduce excessive airway smooth muscle and its ability to constrict. The complete treatment is delivered in three sessions over a period of about nine weeks. Many patients notice a significant improvement following the first treatment.

Bronchial Thermoplasty New Treatment for Severe Asthma

Once treatment is complete, patients return to their primary physician, allergist or their referring pulmonologist for continued care. The procedure is covered by Medicare and Medicaid as well as many private health insurance agencies.

The Lung Center has offices at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, and the Heart and Lung Specialty Center in Toms River.For more information about bronchial thermoplasty or to schedule an evaluation, please call the Lung Center at 973-926-4430 or 1-888-NJ-Lung-1.

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