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.
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.