Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
What is LVRS?
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) is a surgical procedure that reduces the size (volume) of the lungs to help them work better. The purpose of LVRS is to remove badly damaged, over-expanded lung tissue to allow for the more healthy lung tissue to have room to move and function more effectively.
LVRS basic information
- What is wrong in lungs with COPD?
- How does LVRS help?
- Is LVRS something new?
- The National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT)
- What did the study find?
- Who qualifies for LVRS?
- What if I don’t qualify for LVRS? Is there still hope for me?
- Additional resources
New Day, New Journey
Ronnei’s story as told through his journal and the responses from friends on the Breathing Better Living Well Community Forum.
Before and after chest x-rays
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