How does the Zephyr valve work?

  • On May 31, 2018

During the 60-minute procedure, 3-5 Zephyr Valves are placed in airways leading to the diseased region of the lung. The valves block air from entering the diseased region and allow trapped air and fluids to escape. The goal is to reduce the volume of the diseased region so that the healthy region can function more efficiently.