New procedure in Bowling Green to help those with COPD/Emphysema

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A new procedure at Bowling Green’s Med Center is available to help people struggling with COPD and emphysema.

This minimally invasive procedure that has been successfully performed 3 times so far at the Med Center inserts a one-way valve in one to two lobes of the lungs to allow air to flow out but not back in.

Dr. Karan Singh at Med Center says that while it is not a cure, it provides a boost to quality of life for those struggling with COPD.