Erie Surgeon, who battled coronavirus, efficiently undergoes a double lung transplant at UPMC Presbyterian – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh surgeons have taken a drastic step to rescue a well-known Erie doctor who has been battling the coronavirus for more than two months.

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Dr. Carl Seon is a 51-year-old orthopedist at UPMC-Hamot. The Erie Times-News reports that he developed pulmonary fibrosis, a complication of the coronavirus that scars and damages lung tissue.

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He was diagnosed with coronavirus in December and has been in the hospital since then, according to the Erie Times News. He was admitted to the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in January.

According to Erie Times News, Dr. Seon received a double lung transplant at UPMC Presbyterian on Thursday. The operation went well.

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Back in Erie, Dr. Seon’s colleagues expressed their support for him by putting “Seon strong” in the hospital windows.

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