Memorial Medical Center and the SIU School of Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery Division joined together to form a unique team to provide the highest quality care to severe emphysema patients undergoing Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS).
Memorial is the first hospital in Illinois to receive certification for its LVRS program from the Joint Commission. Memorial is one of a few hospitals in the nation to receive certification from the Joint Commission under its Disease Specific Certification Program for LVRS.
In the video below, two patients share how Lung Volume Reduction Surgery changed their lives, and Dr. Stephen Hazelrigg describes the LVRS process.
Memorial's Heart and Vascular Services offers a multidisciplinary approach in the care of LVRS patients. Team members from the following areas provide care to you while you are in the program:
- SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery
- SIU Pulmonary Physicians
- Cardiopulmonary Rehab
- Pulmonary Function Lab
- Respiratory Therapy
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Case Management
- Social Services
- Pastoral Care
If you have any questions about LVRS or our program, please call 217-545-0342. You can also use the form below to send us an email.