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New innovative asthma treatment

Living with asthma can be challenging in the Atlanta area.  According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Atlanta was rated as the number 9 asthma capital among the 100 largest U.S. cities.  For five to ten percent of asthma patients with severe asthma, breathing can be even more difficult. Fortunately, there is a new treatment called Bronchial Thermoplasty that is available here in Gwinnett County. It is helping these patients breathe better. Eastside Medical Center is one of four hospitals in Georgia that offers this new treatment.

Gregory Mauldin, M.D.

Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) is a safe outpatient bronchoscopy procedure that uses mild heat to reduce excessive smooth muscle in airways, which helps reduce severe asthma attacks.

People with severe asthma have an excess of smooth muscle tissue lining their airways.  During an asthma attack, this muscle constricts the airways, making breathing difficult.  Bronchial Thermoplasty reduces the amount of excess muscle and helps minimize the narrowing of your airway.

About the Author: Gregory Mauldin, M.D.
Dr. Mauldin was born in Atlanta and grew up in Lawrenceville.  After attending Berkmar High School, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biology.  He then graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and did an Internal Medicine internship and residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.  There, he completed a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship.

His specialties include asthma, COPD, critical care, and sleep medicine.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. When he is not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, traveling, refurbishing classic cars, and supporting his Georgia Bulldogs. 


Gregory Mauldin, MD