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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can one get a lung transplant?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 21 years experience
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 with transplantation. You cn have you pulmonary doctor refer ou to a transplant center for evaluation.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How difficult is it to get a lung transplant?

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Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
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 qualify for the surgery, but "healthy enough" to tolerate it and the anti-rejection medication. Patients have to have a lot of testing prior to being placed on transplant list and may need to undergo some pulmonary rehabilitation as well.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do you get on the lung transplant list?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Lung transplant: Enquire and get checked whether you are a suitable candidate for lung transplant. Each transplant center has a coordinator who facilitate ad help ypu along the way.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the likelihood of getting a lung transplant?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 47 years experience
Good : It would depend on why one is needed, and how severe is the lung disease. There were over 1600 done in the us in 2011.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I get high on list for lung transplant?

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Dr. Yolanda Becker
Transplant Surgery 32 years experience
Talk with your Dr: There are rules surrounding the score for transplant. Your lung dr is the best person to address this.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it necessary to declaw cats after some one has lung transplant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Cheng
Transplant Surgery 36 years experience
No.: Patients on chronic immunosuppression therapy after solid organ transplant are always at elevated risk for contracting opportunistic infections, so it's important to always be vigilant. It would be wise to stay away from eating raw oysters and salad that hasn't been home prepared. Would also recommend staying away from cat litters, but declawing the cats is a bit much.

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