- Lung volume reduction surgeryLung 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 some types of severe emphysema.
- Lung transplantLung transplant replaces a sick lung with a healthy lung from a person who has just died.
- BullectomyBullectomy 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.