Lung Transplant Surgery

Step Four: Receiving Your New Lungs

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During lung transplant surgery, one or both lungs will be removed and replaced with healthy donor lungs. The goals of the surgery are to increase your life expectancy and improve the quality of your daily life. Because lung transplant surgery is a complex procedure, you need a highly experienced surgeon and transplant team. Duke has one of the largest and most accomplished programs in the U.S.