New asthma procedure proves promising

An outpatient procedure that uses mild heat energy inside a person’s airways to remove excess smooth muscle is proving effective in reducing asthma attacks and emergency room visits for adults with severe, uncontrolled asthma. Dr. Tabassum Hanif, a lung specialist who is offering the treatment at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, says results are compelling. “We are seeing long-lasting, sustainable benefits for patients who undergo the procedure.”

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