Offering a Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Asthma and Related Conditions
Jefferson's Asthma Program serves as a regional resource and referral center for the treatment of asthma and related conditions. The Program's multidisciplinary team is made up of physicians with special expertise in asthma; asthma educators; medical/respiratory technologists; and research fellows.
Comprehensive services related to asthma diagnosis, treatment and patient education are offered. Specialized services on-site include pulmonary function testing, testing for airways hyperreactivity, skin testing for aeroallergens, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and testing for vocal cord dysfunction.
We coordinate with Jefferson specialists in speech pathology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), gastroenterology and integrative medicine in order to expedite the care of your vocal cord dysfunction, reflux or stress-related disease.
Our Program is actively involved in clinical and laboratory research related to asthma, and you may be eligible to participate.
Bronchial Thermoplasty for Treating Severe Persistent Asthma
For patients with severe persistent asthma despite taking daily controller medications and requiring frequent reliever medication use, bronchial thermoplasty may be an option.
Performed by specially trained pulmonologists at Jefferson, FDA-approved bronchial thermoplasty delivers radiofrequency energy (or heat) to the airway walls in the lungs to reduce excess airway smooth muscle and limit the muscle's ability to constrict the airways – and help you breathe better.