COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Surgery
Lung surgery is rarely used to treat
COPD. Surgery is never the first treatment choice and
is only considered for people who have severe COPD that has not improved with
- Lung volume reduction surgery: Removes part of one or both lungs, making
room for the rest of the lung to work better. It is used only for severe
- Lung transplant: Replaces a sick lung with a healthy lung
from a person who has just died.
- Bullectomy: Removes the part of the lung that has been
damaged by the formation of large, air-filled sacs called bullae. This surgery
is rarely done.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 04, 2011
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