A Patient Pioneer: Minimally Invasive Lung Transplantation

To anyone else, it’s just a walk around the block. But for Frank Coburn, 57, and his wife, it’s a miracle. A miracle that resulted from Coburn becoming the first Southern Californian—and possibly first in the U.S.—to receive a minimally invasive double lung transplant. The procedure was performed at the Smidt Heart Institute.