Lung transplantation is surgery to replace one or both diseased lungs with a healthy lung or lungs from a donor. During the operation, the surgeon makes a cut in the chest and removes the diseased lung. The surgeon then sews the new lung to the main blood vessels and air passage.
Your doctor may recommend a lung transplant if you have disease that cannot be controlled any other way. These diseases include
Complications of lung transplantation include rejection of the transplanted lung and infection.
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