Zephyr Endobronchial Valve
A New Treatment Option for Severe Emphysema
Your doctor offers a new procedure to help you with severe emphysema. It is called the Zephyr® Valve treatment. The Zephyr Valve treatment is a procedure that allows a doctor to place one or more small valves in your airways, which release trapped pockets of air to improve your ability to breathe. It is not a medicine and it is not surgery.
Other Treatment Options
Emphysema cannot be cured; however, treatment may help
reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and slow progression of the disease.
Current Emphysema Treatment Options:
- Stop smoking
- Long term oxygen therapy
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Surgical lung volume reduction
- Lung transplant