Lung transplantation is considered the gold standard for patients with chronic end-stage pulmonary disease. However, due to the complexity of management and relatively lower median survival as compared to other solid organs, many programs across the world have been slow to adopt the same. In our institution, we started lung transplantation in September 1990. And since then, we performed close to 900 lung transplantations. Here, we describe in detail the operative steps adopted in our institution for a successful lung transplantation. There have been very few variations over the years. We believe that having a standardized technique is one of the important features for success of a lung transplant program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-475
Number of pages22
JournalIndian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • End-stage pulmonary disease
  • Lung transplantation
  • Operative technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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