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where is the best place to get a lung transplant in the us

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
See below: Pittsburgh, duke, ucsf, mass general.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
There are many: Cystic fibrosis is a common cause of end stage lung disease requiring transplant. All of the larger lung transplant programs treat these type of pati ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Melvin Morganroth
46 years experience Pulmonology
Smoking : Smoking cessation decreases the rate of disease profession. Pulmonary rehabilitation improves exercise tolerance. Oxygen if needed increases survival. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Get on list: You must be listed with a transplant center to get a transplant. If you are sick enough to need one and your lung disease is one that can be treated ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Can be difficult: Patients with a number of different diseases can qualify for lung transplants. It can be difficult however, because patients must be "sick enough" to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: There are a number of transplant centers in the United States that will perform lung transplant in patients greater than 70 years of age. I personall ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: You might even lose a pound or two but your clothes will fit the same. The contents of your colon have little effect on your weight and certainly not ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
2nd opinion: You may want to seek a second opinion at another area, if the reason for not listing is non-medical.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Possibly: It would depend on the cause of the lung failure that led to transplant. Asthma may persist, resolve or be mild after the transplant.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: In fact emphysema/copd is the leading indication for lung transplant in the United States today. Typically patients with COPD are given a single lung ... Read More

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