A lung transplant involves replacing one (single) or both (double) lungs with a donated organ. It’s a treatment for severe lung disease after all others have failed. Conditions that may require a lung transplant include:
- Antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1): a metabolic storage disorder that causes emphysema
- Bronchiectasis: permanently enlarged airways that cause excess mucus in the lungs
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema
- Pulmonary fibrosis: tissue scarring around the lung air sacs
- Pulmonary hypertension: high blood pressure in the lung artery
Why Choose UHealth?
Part of the Miami Transplant Institute. We’re part of the Miami Transplant Institute, South Florida’s only lung transplant facility, where you can also receive a heart-lung transplant if needed. You can get all your care within one system, with people who know your history and condition.
Researching new and better ways to treat conditions that lead to lung failure. We perform groundbreaking research and clinical trials for dozens of conditions that may require a lung transplant, including antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1), bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, and more. You have access to the latest innovations and clinical trials before considering a lung transplant.
Coordinated transplant team is with you every step of the way. From the first time we meet you to well after your surgery, your transplant team — which can include a transplant surgeon, thoracic (chest) surgeon, pulmonologist, cardiologist, nurse coordinator, physical therapist, and social worker — is here for you, day and night. We manage your condition, coordinate your care, answer questions, and assist with everything from insurance and finances to health and wellness.