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What are the typical results for lung volume reduction surgery for patients with emphysema?
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: For certain patients
Lvrs is successful in regards to improved survival in a certain type of patient.
It helps patients live longer who have their emphysema confined to the upper parts of their lungs on chest ct, and who have poor exercise capacity as determined by pulmonary physiology tests. To understand the role of lvrs in treating emphysema, talk to a board certified thoracic surgeon.

In brief: For certain patients
Lvrs is successful in regards to improved survival in a certain type of patient.
It helps patients live longer who have their emphysema confined to the upper parts of their lungs on chest ct, and who have poor exercise capacity as determined by pulmonary physiology tests. To understand the role of lvrs in treating emphysema, talk to a board certified thoracic surgeon.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology
In brief: Improved quality
Lung volume reduction surgery (lvrs) is a procedure which removes approximately 20-35% of the poorly functioning, space occupying lung tissue from each lung.
By reducing the lung size, the remaining lung and surrounding muscles (intercostals and diaphragm) are able to work more efficiently. This makes breathing easier and helps patients achieve greater quality of life.

In brief: Improved quality
Lung volume reduction surgery (lvrs) is a procedure which removes approximately 20-35% of the poorly functioning, space occupying lung tissue from each lung.
By reducing the lung size, the remaining lung and surrounding muscles (intercostals and diaphragm) are able to work more efficiently. This makes breathing easier and helps patients achieve greater quality of life.
Dr. Mark Gujer
Dr. Mark Gujer
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