Lung Transplant

Lung Transplant Services at University Hospitals

Only about 70 health care facilities across the nation are licensed to perform lung transplants. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is one of just three sites in Ohio, and first established a lung transplant program in 1999.

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Two Decades of Experience

Our lung transplant specialists at University Hospitals Transplant Institute maintain a commitment to meet or exceed strict training requirements for lung transplantation, including certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and completion of formal lung transplant fellowships or lung transplant clinical experience programs.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a distinguished site for lung transplantation, with certification by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Our program offers complete care for pulmonary disease with expertise in treating even the most complex conditions with advanced options, including lung transplantation. While lung transplant is a great option for many patients, not everyone is a candidate. For those who do not qualify for lung transplant, University Hospitals offers many other innovative treatment options for lung conditions.

Comprehensive Lung Transplant Techniques

Lung transplantation is only done for critically ill patients. During this surgery, the diseased lung is removed and replaced with a healthy lung from another person. Sometimes, both lungs are transplanted if needed. Transplanted lungs usually come from deceased organ donors, except during a lobe transplant. In this case, healthy, nonsmoking individuals who are a match can donate part of a lung and still live healthy lives with the remaining parts of their lungs.

Learn more about lung transplant procedures at University Hospitals.

Around-the-Clock Support

From the first appointment and pre-transplant evaluation through post-transplant follow-up visits, the dedicated lung transplant team at University Hospitals guides patients and their families through each phase of the lung transplant process. Our experienced staff are available 24 hours a day to answer questions.

For international patients, University Hospitals Center for International Relations is available to help coordinate medical and personal services at no additional cost to the patient.

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