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Joel Cooper Discusses Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
In this interview, Joel Dunning of the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, discusses lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) with Joel Cooper of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. LVRS is a technique that Dr Cooper pioneered and with which he has achieved consistently good results. Dr Cooper discusses indications for the procedure, his views on the NETT trial (1), and the critical role that postoperative care plays in ensuring good outcomes after LVRS.
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