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How long does a lung transplant operation take?

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In brief: Depends

There are various reasons why the time may vary such as prior scarring in the chest, prior transplants, bleeding, one or two lungs, etc.
Most cases are 5-6 hours.

In brief: Depends

There are various reasons why the time may vary such as prior scarring in the chest, prior transplants, bleeding, one or two lungs, etc.
Most cases are 5-6 hours.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Depends

For single lung transplant 2-6 hours; for double lung transplant 4-8 hours (averages in the US).

In brief: Depends

For single lung transplant 2-6 hours; for double lung transplant 4-8 hours (averages in the US).
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