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: Farmers Across Pittsburgh Team Up With The Food Bank To Help Families In Need
WATCH: More On Dr. Seon’s Transplant
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: Person Hit, Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Monroeville On Route 22
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: New York Real Estate Company Considering Turning Former GNC Headquarters Into Apartments
Back in Erie, Dr. Seon’s colleagues showed their support for him by posting “Seon strong” in the hospital’s windows.