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Discovery

Nonsurgical valve treatment provides relief for patients with severe emphysema

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction is a nonsurgical procedure that that can help patients with severe emphysema breathe easier. UT Southwestern's Dr. Muhhaned Abu-Hijleh helped develop the one-way valves and procedure that earned breakthrough device approval from the FDA in 2018.

Transplant

When a doctor may recommend lung transplant to treat COPD, emphysema, or pulmonary fibrosis

Lung diseases can have major negative effects on patients’ quality of life. Learn about when we recommend a lung transplant to treat these conditions.