Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)


    Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) is a type of cardiothoracic surgery that reduces the volume of a patient's lungs, typically by removal of damaged, diseased, or otherwise non-functional lung tissue. This surgery is commonly performed on patients suffering lung diseases such as cancer, emphysema, or COPD.

    Our providers


    Traves Crabtree, MD

    Cardiothoracic Surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care, General Surgery
    315 W. Carpenter St. 2nd Floor, Clinic C Springfield, IL 62702

    Stephen Hazelrigg, MD

    Cardiovascular Surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. 1st Floor Clinic A Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.