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If a person needs a double lung transplant, are both lungs replaced during one surgery or in 2 separate surgeries?

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In brief: Two lungs same time

Both lungs usually from the same deceased donor.

In brief: Two lungs same time

Both lungs usually from the same deceased donor.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: One Surgery

Typically a double lung transplant is done as a single surgery lasting between six and eight hours.
Each lung is placed in the recipient separately.

In brief: One Surgery

Typically a double lung transplant is done as a single surgery lasting between six and eight hours.
Each lung is placed in the recipient separately.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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