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Asthma in Dubai at DRHC


Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways in the lungs, leading to episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. While most asthma cases can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes, some patients with severe, refractory asthma may require more advanced interventions. Thoracic surgery offers a specialized treatment option for these patients, aiming to improve lung function and overall quality of life.

Bronchial Thermoplasty: The Primary Surgical Option

Bronchial Thermoplasty is the primary surgical treatment available for severe asthma. It is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the amount of smooth muscle in the airways, thereby decreasing the ability of the airways to constrict. This reduction helps in minimizing the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.

Procedure Details

  1. Patient Evaluation: Comprehensive assessment to determine if the patient is a suitable candidate for bronchial thermoplasty. This includes a detailed medical history, physical examination, and pulmonary function tests.
  2. Bronchoscope Insertion: A bronchoscope, which is a flexible tube with a camera, is inserted through the mouth or nose into the airways.
  3. Thermal Energy Application: A specialized catheter is passed through the bronchoscope to deliver controlled thermal energy to the airway walls. This energy heats the smooth muscle, reducing its thickness.
  4. Multiple Treatment Sessions: The treatment is performed in three sessions, each targeting different areas of the lungs, spaced about three weeks apart to ensure comprehensive treatment.

Benefits of Bronchial Thermoplasty

  • Reduction in Severe Asthma Attacks: Clinical studies have shown a significant decrease in the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Patients often experience better control of asthma symptoms, leading to an enhanced quality of life.
  • Sustained Relief: The effects of bronchial thermoplasty can last for several years, providing long-term relief from severe asthma symptoms.
  • Reduced Need for Emergency Care: Fewer asthma attacks result in decreased hospital visits and emergency care needs.

Risks and Considerations

While bronchial thermoplasty is generally safe, it is important to consider the potential risks and factors:

  • Temporary Symptom Worsening: Some patients may experience a temporary increase in asthma symptoms immediately following the procedure.
  • Infection Risk: As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection.
  • Careful Patient Selection: Not all patients with severe asthma are suitable candidates for bronchial thermoplasty. A thorough evaluation is crucial to ensure the best outcomes.

Post-Procedure Care

Post-procedure care is essential for monitoring recovery and ensuring the effectiveness of the treatment:

  • Monitoring: Patients are closely monitored for any immediate complications following the procedure.
  • Follow-up Visits: Scheduled follow-up visits to assess lung function and adjust asthma management plans as needed.
  • Continuation of Medications: Patients are advised to continue their regular asthma medications and adhere to their asthma action plan.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding known triggers, and regular check-ups are recommended to optimize respiratory health.

Asthma Treatment in Thoracic Surgery at DRHC Dubai

At DRHC Dubai, our team of experienced thoracic surgeons and respiratory specialists provides comprehensive care for patients undergoing bronchial thermoplasty. We utilize advanced technology and adhere to the highest standards of patient safety and comfort. Our multidisciplinary approach ensures that each patient receives personalized care tailored to their unique needs, with the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes.

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