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Newsday: Northwell starts lung transplant program at North Shore University Hospital

Lung transplants can be one of the most

Lung transplants can be one of the most challenging surgeries to perform, said Dr. Zachary Kon, of Northwell Health. The procedure can take from six to 10 hours to complete. Credit: Northwell Health

By Lisa L. Colangelo  @lisalcolangelo

Northwell Health is now equipped and staffed to perform lung transplants, as the health care system officially launched Long Island's first such program last week at North Shore University Hospital.

Until now, the only hospitals near Long Island performing lung transplants were located in Manhattan or the Bronx.

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