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Lung Transplant

Lung Transplant: Exceptional care, world class team

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One of the most successful lung transplant programs in the nation
You can trust our lung transplant program. Why? Because it is one of the largest and most successful lung transplant programs in the nation.

Surgeons at University of Minnesota Medical Center have performed more than 700 lung and heart-lung transplants in children and adults since 1986. You’ll be glad to know that the survival rate for our lung transplant patients is significantly higher than the national average.

University of Minnesota Physicians are leaders in using lung transplantation to reduce the impact of cystic fibrosis and other advanced lung diseases. Our physicians also pioneered many surgical and medical innovations in lung and heart/lung transplantation.

We provide exceptional care for patients who are waiting for transplants and newly transplanted recipients. In addition, our staff and the physicians provide lifetime supervision of transplant-related problems in our patients. In our ongoing studies of outcomes after lung transplantation, we’ve found marked improvements in nearly every aspect of health-related quality of life.

Breathing Lung transplantation
Our cardiothoracic transplant experts performed the Midwest's first "breathing lung" transplant in 2013. This innovative surgery uses technology capable of keeping donated lungs warm and breathing during transportation, which keeps them healthier before transplant.

The first breathing lung transplant was a double-lung procedure, led by Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Gabriel Loor, MD. The patient, a 51-year-old man from Minnesota, had been suffering from emphysema. He is doing well after surgery.

 

 

Doctors & Providers

Lung Transplant Medicine

Lung Transplant Surgery

Health Care Support

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.