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djallan (@djallan)

Anyone had Zephyr Valve Procedure at Mayo Clinic?

Lung Health | Last Active: Jan 7, 2021 | Replies (24)

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @danaj60, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You'll notice that I replaced the copied article with a link to the In The Loop blog. I also moved your post to this existing discussion so that you connect with members like @djallan @carolannz and @fracuredd who live with obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and may have had endoscopic lung volume reduction, sometimes also referred to as Zephr valve (one manufacturer).

This procedure, which recently was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), treats patients experiencing disorders associated with chronic COPD, including advanced emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Only a few medical centers nationwide offer this treatment.

You may also appreciate this Mayo Clinic Radio segment on ELVR

Dana, is your father a candidate for this procedure? Is he already a patient at Mayo Clinic?

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Thank you for linking and moving my question. I’m new at this. My dad is not currently a Mayo patient (I am though 😎). How do I know if he is a candidate for the procedure? Is there a checklist?

@ethanmcconkey– This is such a wonderful explanation of COPD. I think that I can also post this so that other people can appreciate the workings of a healthy and damaged lung. Thank you for posting this!

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