Zephyr Valve Procedure at Mayo Jacksonville and/or Scottsdale.

Posted by djallan @djallan, Sat, Jul 20 11:46pm

Is anyone willing to share their experience with Zephyr Valves at either Jacksonville or Scottsdale. I am stage 4 COPD and am very interested in this new procedure. Which Mayo has more experience? How many have they done at each location? What has been the improvement to quality of life? Is it worth doing?

I had a couple placed in my left lung to help heal a pneumonthorax. It plugged my lung up! The valves were removed 3 weeks later once I healed. The procedure was fine, however,, I did have lung inflammation and pain after the valves were placed. The hospital I was at said they only have used the valves on 10 people in the us. This was 4 years ago. I have no pain today.

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Fracturedd I had Zephyr Valves placed in June in Chicago. Only the bigger Hospitals are doing this and they have years of experience with all sorts of valves. It's painless and I had no problems at all. I can do things now that I couldn't do for a few years. I highly recommend the procedure to everyone.

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Fracturedd I had Zephyr Valves placed in June in Chicago. Only the bigger Hospitals are doing this and they have years of experience with all sorts of valves. It's painless and I had no problems at all. I can do things now that I couldn't do for a few years. I highly recommend the procedure to everyone.

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I had it done at northwestern in Chicago!! Dr. Galespi!

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