You need a lung transplant. At UVA, you'll find the UVA Transplant Center offers the latest innovations, technology and trusted specialists.
But what truly sets us apart: We focus on treating you as an individual, before, during and after your lung transplant. This consistent support creates a community environment unique to UVA.
The result? Outcomes that rate, year after year, well above the national average.
Team Approach to Lung Transplant
Lung transplants treat a range of lung diseases that don't 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. W'e'll try to help you address or improve health problems before the surgery.
Learn more about what the evaluation process entails.
Supportive Care for Lung Transplant Patients
Patrick Gutekenst shares his experience with choosing UVA for his lung transplant. The support group helped Patrick feel more confident in his decision and he now enjoys life with more energy than before. View lung transcript.