- By Joel Streed
Minimally invasive procedure for emphysema: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Almost 15.7 million people in the U.S. report they've been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the most common forms of COPD is emphysema. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production and wheezing.
But as we hear from Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, a Mayo Clinic pulmonary and critical care physician, a minimally invasive procedure is helping many patients breathe easier. To listen, click the link below.