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After lung transplant surgery, the patient will go to an intensive care unit (ICU) to be monitored closely. The length of time he/she will spend in the ICU will vary based on his/her unique condition. After the patient is stable, he/she will be sent to the special unit in the hospital that cares for lung transplant patients.
Patients will continue to be monitored closely. Family members will be educated on all aspects of caring for the patient during this time. This will include information about medications, activity, follow-up, diet, and any other specific instructions from your transplant team.