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Can you have surgery privately & how much does it cost

posted March 4, 2018
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

I know. maybe I can have that done sometime. My upper left lobe has scar tissue and the right lung is where chest tubes were placed. does not sound good. photo of one of the valves removed after first chest tube placed.

posted March 27, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

valves are very different from LVRS thats where they go in and remove as much of the top lobe they can thats dieased or scar tissue to give whats left a chance to breathe better

posted March 26, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I had lung volume reduction valves done in Nov. 2019. not sucsessful. lung colapsed. chest tubes placed 2 times. Valves removed. I was number 12 at UPMC to have it done. 5 days usual stay in hospital. I was there 28 days. At one point for about 4 hours I was breathing better than I had in over ten years. Covid-19 hit shortly after that and I have been staying home ever since. I canceled follow up visit and am waiting for this thing to be over before follow up. Lung capacity went from 23% to 21% since then. Stopped rehab maint. due to Covid. Hopefully things will get better, so I can try something else.

posted March 26, 2021 (edited)
A MyCOPDTeam Member

In South Africa a new method is putting stencils in air ways... Costing R250 you a 5 year advantage

posted March 25, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Being done at UPMC Pittsburg.

posted January 8, 2020
A MyCOPDTeam Member

i'm sure if you can afford to pay upfront a certain% i'm sure they would oblige, each one of my lungs caused apoxly a 110,000 dollars to have done, just a idea, but most major places have finical programs to help with what you cant afford, every hospital will be different you would have to ck with yours

posted November 23, 2019
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I'm not sure but you can ask your Dr about it

posted November 21, 2019
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Is any of this available in Canada

posted November 20, 2019
A MyCOPDTeam Member

zephyr valve is available in Australia check out hospital in Liverpool Sydney and speciallists who can do it

posted November 6, 2019
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posted November 6, 2019

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