The lung transplant program at the UVA Transplant Center gives you access to the latest innovations and advanced transplant technologies.
What truly makes us different from other programs: Our highly trained specialists focus on treating you as an individual, before, during and after your lung transplant. This consistent support creates a community environment unique to UVA.
Expertise, experience and individualized care together help us provide outcomes that, year after year, rate well above the national average.
Team Approach to Lung Transplant
Am I Eligible for a Lung Transplant?
Lung transplants treat a range of lung diseases that do not respond to other treatments. Pulmonary conditions that qualify include:
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Pulmonary hypertension
Factors that could disqualify you, due to the high risk of complications, include:
- Untreatable dysfunction in other organs
- Active use of nicotine products (including nicotine patches, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vaping)
- Drug and/or alcohol abuse
- Recent history of active cancer
During the evaluation process, we'll determine if transplant alternatives exist or if we can help you address or improve health problems before the surgery.
Learn more about what the evaluation process entails.