Clinical Practice Guideline: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Brief Description: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is certified by The Joint Commission as one of the locations in the United States able to perform lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). This surgery reduces the size of the lungs damaged by emphysema by removing some of the most diseased parts of the lungs. Having LVRS will allow the remaining lung to function more normally. This guideline presents the protocol for lung volume reduction surgery including labs and imaging, post-operative care, and patient discharge.