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Patients are considered for lung transplant when their lung disease cannot be significantly improved by either medical or surgical therapies, and, when there is a high chance of death. Many types of lung disease may lead to end-stage lung failure. In some cases, the lung disease may also severely affect the function of the heart. Failure of the lungs and / or heart will result in a poor quality of life and may limit a person’s life expectancy.
Since 1988, there have been approximately 1,100 pediatric lung transplants performed in the U.S.
Marc Schecter, MD, medical director for the Lung Transplant Program, has participated in over 90 pediatric lung transplants. David Morales, MD, surgical director of the Lung Transplant Program, has participated in over 50 pediatric lung transplant procedures.
During the transplant evaluation, you will meet many people on the Lung Transplant Team.
To reach the Lung Transplant office, call (513) 803-7009 or 1-800-344-2462 (extension 3-7009).
Components of the evaluation process include medical, surgical, psychosocial, and nutritional evaluations.
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