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A 38-year-old female asked:

I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe, need antibitoics many times p/yr, is it better to go for lung surgery to prevent further damage 2 lungs?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Thoracic surgeon: You should chat with your pulmonologist about that - and a thoracic surgeon. It depends on how involved it is, and where the segment is. So, good luck with that.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Careful evaluation: You should have a thorough evaluation including consultation with a trained thoracic surgeon. Surgery can be very beneficial in carefully selected appropriate candidates: http://goo.Gl/17ne0 and http://goo.Gl/b97iu and http://goo.Gl/qb7fh.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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