Duration of Treatmentusually takes 8 to 10 hours.

Days of Stayusually 15 days in the hospital and 3 months outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Lung Transplant Surgery?

A lung transplant or pulmonary transplant is a surgical procedure to remove a diseased lung and with a healthy human lung from a donor. A patient may need one or both lungs, and in some cases, they need combined heart and lung transplant. A donor is usually a person, who's died, but in rare cases, a living donor can also donate only one lung lobe

The reason for Lungs failure includes:

  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  2. Cystic fibrosis
  3. Emphysema
  4. Pulmonary fibrosis
  5. Pulmonary hypertension
  6. Sarcoidosis
  7. Severe bronchiectasis

 

 

Lung transplant surgery signs include:

  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulties breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Continually Fever 
  • Chest congestion.

Lung transplant surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia 
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Risk of rejection
  • Leaking from or blockage of the tube

A patient preparing for lung transplant surgery patient might have to wait for certain requirements such as complete evaluation and to wait for potential lung donor, depending on the waiting list of the donor as per patient Blood Group (and how urgent their cases are). The donor and recipient should be in the ABO blood group and crossmatch (human leukocyte antigen -- HLA) compatible. 

The patient and living Donor will require undergoing some pre-operative investigation in order to meet the surgical requirements.

The evaluation includes:

  1. Mental health evaluation (Psychiatrist or Psychologist).
  2. Blood and Diagnostic tests.( Blood test, CT Scan, Echo, X-ray).
  3. Complete health evaluation. ( Eye, Heart, Dental).  
  4. The patient and Donor are required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  5. Before the operation patient will be asked to sign a consent form, which gives permission to the surgeon to proceed the treatment.
  6. The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  7. The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  8. Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

 

 

Lung transplant surgery takes 8 to 10 hours depending upon the procedures by giving general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The lung transplant surgeon will make an incision (cut) to remove the diseased lungs. During surgery, the surgical team monitors patient heart rate, blood pressure, blood Oxygen level and use cardiopulmonary bypass machine (to circulate the blood) throughout the procedure. The surgeon visually inspects the donor’s lungs before implanting it and removed the diseased lungs with the donor's lung. The donor lung’s blood vessels are then connected to the recipient's arteries and veins and heart will be connected to new lung.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The lung transplant surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 15 days of surgery. 
  • Patients are allowed to stand and walk using a walking after 48 hours of the surgery
  • If a drain was inserted into the chest during surgery to help with fluid removal, it will remove after 5 to 10 days of surgery.
  • The patient needs to take anti-rejection medication lifelong and be monitored regularly with a blood test, its help keep your immune system from attacking and rejecting your new lungs.

The success rate of lungs transplantation depends on patient condition, donor organ and surgeon experience. Lungs from living donors generally last longer than cadaver donor. Sometimes due to the rejection of lungs also cause of unsuccessful. The success rate is more than 90%.

  • Are you board-certified lung transplant surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of lungs transplant surgery?
  • How should I prepare for this lungs transplant surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • How long can a person live with a lung transplant?
  • Can we live with one lung?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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LUNG TRANSPLANT SURGERY

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 8 to 10 hours.

Days of Stayusually 15 days in the hospital and 3 months outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Lung Transplant Surgery?

A lung transplant or pulmonary transplant is a surgical procedure to remove a diseased lung and with a healthy human lung from a donor. A patient may need one or both lungs, and in some cases, they need combined heart and lung transplant. A donor is usually a person, who's died, but in rare cases, a living donor can also donate only one lung lobe

The reason for Lungs failure includes:

  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  2. Cystic fibrosis
  3. Emphysema
  4. Pulmonary fibrosis
  5. Pulmonary hypertension
  6. Sarcoidosis
  7. Severe bronchiectasis

 

 

symptoms

Lung transplant surgery signs include:

  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulties breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Continually Fever 
  • Chest congestion.

risk factors

Lung transplant surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia 
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Risk of rejection
  • Leaking from or blockage of the tube

preparation

A patient preparing for lung transplant surgery patient might have to wait for certain requirements such as complete evaluation and to wait for potential lung donor, depending on the waiting list of the donor as per patient Blood Group (and how urgent their cases are). The donor and recipient should be in the ABO blood group and crossmatch (human leukocyte antigen -- HLA) compatible. 

The patient and living Donor will require undergoing some pre-operative investigation in order to meet the surgical requirements.

The evaluation includes:

  1. Mental health evaluation (Psychiatrist or Psychologist).
  2. Blood and Diagnostic tests.( Blood test, CT Scan, Echo, X-ray).
  3. Complete health evaluation. ( Eye, Heart, Dental).  
  4. The patient and Donor are required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  5. Before the operation patient will be asked to sign a consent form, which gives permission to the surgeon to proceed the treatment.
  6. The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  7. The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  8. Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

 

 

procedure

Lung transplant surgery takes 8 to 10 hours depending upon the procedures by giving general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The lung transplant surgeon will make an incision (cut) to remove the diseased lungs. During surgery, the surgical team monitors patient heart rate, blood pressure, blood Oxygen level and use cardiopulmonary bypass machine (to circulate the blood) throughout the procedure. The surgeon visually inspects the donor’s lungs before implanting it and removed the diseased lungs with the donor's lung. The donor lung’s blood vessels are then connected to the recipient's arteries and veins and heart will be connected to new lung.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The lung transplant surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

post procedure

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 15 days of surgery. 
  • Patients are allowed to stand and walk using a walking after 48 hours of the surgery
  • If a drain was inserted into the chest during surgery to help with fluid removal, it will remove after 5 to 10 days of surgery.
  • The patient needs to take anti-rejection medication lifelong and be monitored regularly with a blood test, its help keep your immune system from attacking and rejecting your new lungs.

success rate

The success rate of lungs transplantation depends on patient condition, donor organ and surgeon experience. Lungs from living donors generally last longer than cadaver donor. Sometimes due to the rejection of lungs also cause of unsuccessful. The success rate is more than 90%.

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified lung transplant surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of lungs transplant surgery?
  • How should I prepare for this lungs transplant surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • How long can a person live with a lung transplant?
  • Can we live with one lung?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

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