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UCSD Health Announces Completion of 4,000th Lifesaving Lung Surgery

 UC San Diego Health announced Thursday that its surgeons have completed their 4,000th lifesaving surgical procedure to clear scar-like tissue buildup in the lungs. The complex procedure, called a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, can take eight to 10 hours. According to UCSD, the surgeon must cease the patient’s heart function and blood circulation to access the lung’s […]