UAB MedCast

Endobronchial Lung Volume Reduction

Surya Bhatt, MD - Speaker Bio
Dr. Bhatt completed his medical degree at Mysore Medical College in India, followed by an Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India. 

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Release Date: March 16, 2022
Expiration Date: March 15, 2025

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Surya P. Bhatt, MD
Medical Director, Pulmonary Function and Exercise Physiology Lab

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  • Topic Info:For certain severe COPD patients who are not responding to bronchodilators and rehabilitation, a new minimally invasive procedure is available that can yield a 15-20% improvement in lung function. As Surya Bhatt, MD, explains, the Zephyr endobronchial valve addresses emphysema via lung volume reduction; the one-way valve is placed through a bronchoscope, without even a stitch. The procedure, performed under conscious sedation or general anesthesia, can dramatically improve patients’ quality of life if they meet certain criteria. Learn more from Dr. Bhatt about the importance of intact fissures, the ideal differences in respective lung lobe performance, and the critical tests he uses to determine if this procedure is right for your patient.