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Lung Transplant

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

A lung transplant is surgery to replace your lung with a donor lung from another person. Lung transplant surgery may be performed on one or both lungs.

The Lungs


Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

Seek care immediately if:

Call your lung doctor or transplant surgeon if:


You may need any of the following:

Care for your wound as directed:

Follow your surgeon's instructions about how to care for your wounds at home.


Follow up with your lung doctor or transplant surgeon as directed:

You may need to return for tests and ongoing care. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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