BRONCHIAL THERMOPLASTY
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ktlooking4support posted:
MY Team of Doctors are wanting me to do this:
Bronchial Thermoplasty has anyone had this done...
I NEED INFO... BE HONEST.. RECOVERY.. GOOD BAD..
INFORMATION IS POWER.. AND I AM SCARED.
as with the simple bronoscopy and biospies i had major Attack after and re- coup time was 2 weeks and i got re-admittted with acute attack and whezzing from the irriataion of scope..

thanks kt
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amcate responded:
I've not had it done, but have considered it. I would be sure that you have asthma and only asthma before doing it (rule out other diseases, like alpha-1 deficiency, obstructive sleep apnea, etc...that can aggravate asthma and have a different treatment to asthma). Right now, I'm waiting for a chance to go to National Jewish to get a good differential diagnostic workup done before doing bronchothermoplasty. In my own medical history, they haven't done a good job at differential diagnosis, in my opinion....though they've treated for asthma well.