Lung Transplantation Services at UWMC was established in 1991 and is the only lung transplant program in the Pacific Northwest. The first lung transplant at UW Medical Center was performed in the spring 1992. Our team performs up to 60 transplants per year and has performed more than 700 lung transplants.
UWMC provides lung transplantation for a wide variety of patients including those with emphysema, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung diseases, sarcoid, and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), as well as other less common lung diseases. Combined heart and lung transplantation is also available for patients who need this procedure.
Our lung transplant program emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach through all phases of the transplant process which includes involvement from the patients, their families and support persons, their communities and their community pulmonary physicians.
Patients receive ongoing care from the lung transplant team, which is comprised of specialists in pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, social work, laboratory medicine, radiology and pulmonary diagnostics. Additional consultations are provided as needed by other specialty services.
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UW Medicine's Lung Care and Transplant Services
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