The Procedure

The Targeted Lung Denervation (TLD) procedure is done by passing a bronchoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a small camera at the tip) though the mouth and down the throat into the lungs. A special catheter (a thin, flexible tube with a small, inflatable balloon on the end) is passed into your lungs through the bronchoscope. This special catheter delivers a type of electrical energy called radiofrequency (or RF) energy to the nerves located on the outside of the airways.

You will be asleep during the procedure. The procedure takes about one hour and is performed in a hospital as an outpatient procedure.

Most patients are able to return home the same day of the procedure.

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