Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine: Bronchial Thermoplasty
More control over your asthma symptoms
Adults with severe asthma can now treat their symptoms with a safe, long-lasting,
non-drug procedure approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Bronchial thermoplasty with the Alair® System is used to treat
severe, persistent asthma in patients 18 years and older whose asthma is not well
controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists. The bronchoscopy-based
procedure uses a small catheter to deliver controlled energy to the airways of the
lungs to reduce the amount of excessive airway smooth muscle. This decreases the
muscle’s ability to constrict the airways, resulting in a decreased frequency of
The benefits of bronchial thermoplasty have been shown to improve asthma-related
symptoms and quality of life for asthma sufferers–including decreased asthma exacerbations,
reduced emergency room visits and hospitalization for respiratory symptoms, and
fewer days lost from work or school.
This procedure is now being offered in Jacksonville by UF Health physicians. Call
904-244-4075 to schedule an appointment and learn if bronchial
thermoplasty is right for you.