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Could I get a lung transplant for emphysema?

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Dr. Savas Mavridis
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Yes

It depends on the severity of your emphysema.
There are other options as well like lung volume reduction surgery that you may be a good candidate for. Either way you need to be evaluated by a team of doctors that specialize in treating this type of conditions. Your doctor can refer you to an appropriate lung specialist who can discuss all options with you.

In brief: Yes

It depends on the severity of your emphysema.
There are other options as well like lung volume reduction surgery that you may be a good candidate for. Either way you need to be evaluated by a team of doctors that specialize in treating this type of conditions. Your doctor can refer you to an appropriate lung specialist who can discuss all options with you.
Dr. Savas Mavridis
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

In fact emphysema/copd is the leading indication for lung transplant in the United States today.
Typically patients with COPD are given a single lung but if there is high pressure in the lungs (pulm hypertension) a double lung can be done. One year survival rates are excellent (>90%) but five year survival falls to about 60%.

In brief: Yes

In fact emphysema/copd is the leading indication for lung transplant in the United States today.
Typically patients with COPD are given a single lung but if there is high pressure in the lungs (pulm hypertension) a double lung can be done. One year survival rates are excellent (>90%) but five year survival falls to about 60%.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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