COPD – Going onto Surgery

COPD- Going onto Surgery

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COPD – Going onto Surgery 

Surgery should only be considered for patients where other intervention methods haven’t worked. There are three main surgical interventions;

  • Bullectomy which involves the removal of air from one of the lungs so that it can work better
  • Lung volume reduction surgery which involves removal of significantly damaged lung tissue so the healthy lung can work better
  • Lung transplant is where the damaged lung of a person is replaced with a healthy lung from a donor