Depending on the patient's blood type, most patients in the New York region wait an average of six to twelve months before transplantation. During this waiting period, it is critical that patients maintain good nutrition, an exercise program, and overall health, so that they will be strong enough for surgery when a donor organ becomes available.
- Q Who is a candidate for a lung transplantation?
- Q How do living donor lung transplantations work?
- Q What should I bring to a lung transplant evaluation?
- Q How does VATS help diagnose interstitial lung disease?
- Q What happens during a consultation for lung transplant surgery?
- Q What are symptoms of organ rejection after a lung transplant?