April 21, 2021
Suffering from Severe Emphysema?
Joy Leemaster, Senior Marketing/Communications Consultant (HS), Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Lung volume reduction surgery is an option for certain patients with upper lobe predominant emphysema who have been smoke-free for at least four months and have a BMI below 31.2 for men and 32.4 for women. The surgery removes damaged lung tissue using minimally invasive techniques, easing overinflated lungs and offering patients faster recoveries and improved quality of life.

Find out if you are a candidate for lung volume reduction surgery by taking a quiz.