Lung Volume Reduction Options for Emphysema: Surgical and Endobronchial Valves
SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery offers evaluation and treatment for patients suffering from lung diseases with hyperinflation and air trapping such as emphysema and COPD.
A traditional surgical approach by bilateral lung resection, also known as lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) involves the removal of damaged , diseased or otherwise non-functional lung tissues.
Placement of endobronchial valves into lung airways allows trapped air to escape resulting in lung reduction without the surgical removal of lung tissue.
Patients referred to SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery may be screened and evaluated for the most appropriate and beneficial approach.
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