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If a person needs a double lung transplant, are both lungs replaced during 1 or 2 separate surgeries?
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: One operation
During the surgery, they operate on one side at a time.
The surgeons remove and replace both the right and left lung. It is therefore termed sequential bilateral lung transplantation.

In brief: One operation
During the surgery, they operate on one side at a time.
The surgeons remove and replace both the right and left lung. It is therefore termed sequential bilateral lung transplantation.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Sequential single
The real name for a double lung transplant is sequential single lung; there is one surgery done where is lung is transplanted separately.

In brief: Sequential single
The real name for a double lung transplant is sequential single lung; there is one surgery done where is lung is transplanted separately.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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