The Zephyr Valve improves patients’ quality of life and allows them to do more1

Hear from patients who had become limited in their lives due to emphysema and now live a better quality of life doing the things they love with the help of the Zephyr Valve.

Carl's Story

Retiree, former fire chief, father of five, and proud grandpa

Procedure Details

Age at Treatment: 71
Doctor:  Dr. Sandeep Bansal, Medical Director, Lung Center and Intensive Care Services, Penn Highlands Dubois
Date of Procedure: February 2019

I feel like I’ve been set free. I feel like I can keep up with the grandkids again!

Read Carl's Story

“I want to set realistic expectations. This was not a cure, but it was life-changing. It just improved my quality of life so much. I feel like I won the lottery!”

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Tommi’s Story

Mom who loves traveling with her husband and spending time with her daughters

Procedure Details

Age at Treatment: 57
Doctor: Dr. Hiram Rivas, University of Louisville, KY
Date of Procedure: September 2015

Lynn’s Story

Mom who loves the outdoors and traveling

Procedure Details

Age at Treatment: 54
Doctor: Dr. Rick Sue, Banner Medical Center, Phoenix
Date of Procedure: September 2018

“For the first time in over 2 years, I am not worried about who will raise my girls.  I am not cured, but this treatment gave me the most precious thing I needed… time!”

Read Lynn's Story

“Now I am breathing easier and living my life on my terms again. I want to share my story because I don’t want anyone else with COPD/emphysema to feel hopeless or depressed about their options. I want others to know that the Zephyr Valves can give you your life back!”

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Cindi’s Story

Mom and Grandma of five, who loves hiking, fishing, and gardening

Procedure Details

Age at Treatment: 66
Doctor: Dr. Lisa Kopas, Methodist Houston
Date of Procedure: January 2017

Michael’s Story

As a trumpet player for most of his career, emphysema took away Michael’s passion. Watch how the Zephyr Valve helped him get it back!

Aldine’s Story

As a lover of fitness, Aldine Reynolds exercised regularly until emphysema stopped her in her tracks. Watch how the Zephyr Valve helped her stand up to emphysema!

Cindy's Story

Wife and mom who loves to travel and watch her daughter’s bowling tournaments

Procedure Details

Age at Treatment: 56
Doctor:  Dr. Hiram Rivas Perez, University of Louisville
Date of Procedure: January 2017

“I am sharing my story because I want other emphysema sufferers to have hope and to know that this treatment is available!”

Read Cindy's Story