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Is lung transplantation possible, and is it safe, for copd?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

As safe as transplanting any organ is, it is safe for copd.
Understand that transplant is trading one chronic medical condition for another (lifetime immunosuppression).

In brief: Yes

As safe as transplanting any organ is, it is safe for copd.
Understand that transplant is trading one chronic medical condition for another (lifetime immunosuppression).
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In a specialized center that does transplantation a single lung transplant is frquently recommended for copd.
While there are risks of both the immediate surgery and the immunosuppression required to prevent rejection, life expectancy is typically 5 years or more for appropriate candidates.

In brief: Yes

In a specialized center that does transplantation a single lung transplant is frquently recommended for copd.
While there are risks of both the immediate surgery and the immunosuppression required to prevent rejection, life expectancy is typically 5 years or more for appropriate candidates.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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