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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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