Memorial Medical Center and SIU School of Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery 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 from the Joint Commission for its LVRS program. Memorial is one of a few hospitals in the United States to receive certification from the Joint Commission under its Disease Specific Certification Program for LVRS.
More than 600 people have received LVRS at Memorial.
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.