By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Surgeons in Pittsburgh took a drastic step to save a well-known Erie doctor who has battled coronavirus for more than two months.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Sunny Sunday With Rain Chances Ahead
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Dr. Carl Seon is a 51-year-old orthopedic surgeon at UPMC Hamot. The Erie Times-News reports he developed pulmonary fibrosis, a complication of coronavirus that leaves lung tissue scarred and damaged.READ MORE: World Of Wheels Auto Show Returns To David L. Lawrence Convention Center
He was diagnosed with coronavirus in December, the Erie Times-News reports, and has been in the hospital since. He was transferred to UPMC Presbyterian in January.
Dr. Seon received a double-lung transplant at UPMC Presbyterian on Thursday, according to the Erie Times-News. The surgery went well.MORE NEWS: West Virginia Lawmakers Approve Needle Exchange Regulations
Back in Erie, Dr. Seon’s colleagues showed their support for him by posting “Seon strong” in the hospital’s windows.