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Has anybody had surgery for COPD?

posted July 2, 2016
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I have 4 valves fitted but it has made no difference to me

posted August 6
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I would love to have valves put in my lungs but I’m having oxygen at home

posted May 29
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I’ve got copd my doctor told me mine is behind the heart so it will be very tricky

posted May 13
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Post op was difficult. Lots of air leaks. In hospital for 14 days, chest tube in for a month. I developed subcutaneous emphysema while in the PACU so was in there for over six hours and after went for a few days to a step down unit. The subcutaneous is just very uncomfortable not life treating. After trying a few different things to stop the air leaks , On day ten had second procedure where they inserted 6 zephyr valves to plug up the air leaks. They stayed in for 6 weeks. Once the chest tube was removed at the 4 week mark, I started to recover. Last week the valves were removed and it’s remarkable. I had had a 24/7 cough since the surgery and it disappeared and my shortness of breath was greatly decreased. Also the last couple of days I’m on oxygen only with exercise and sleep. So I guess it worked. Im feeling better than I have in years. Walking 3 miles a day on my treadmill doing chores etc. I just didn’t expect it to take almost 3 months. But worth it for sure. Good luck with your procedure. I may return to have the left side done.

posted May 19, 2022
A MyCOPDTeam Member

What was post-op like? No air leaks, infection or pneumonia? I’m having both done next week.

posted May 18, 2022
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Had LVRS right side March 9, 2022. Too early yet for final results.

posted May 13, 2022
A MyCOPDTeam Member

You,ll be ok shameen ,doctors said I'd probably not notice any difference straight away, it takes time , but I could feel a big difference just walking on corridor to toilets in hospital xxx

posted May 10, 2022
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I'm waiting now to have 4 valves place on my lungs

posted April 29, 2022
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I never knew there was surgery for COPD

posted February 3, 2022
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Yes, my doctor said that I was not qualified, my condition is to far advanced

posted February 2, 2022

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