Mayo Clinic's approach

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at mayo clinic, a team of doctors and staff work together to evaluate and treat people who may need lung transplants.

Multidisciplinary team approach

At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in lung conditions (pulmonologists), chest surgery (thoracic surgeons), heart surgery (cardiac surgeons), infectious disease management, mental health conditions (psychiatrists) and other specialties may collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care. Doctors work together with health care professionals in many areas to evaluate you, determine your eligibility for a lung transplant, perform your lung transplant and coordinate follow-up care.

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英超直播360直播health care professionals trained in many medical specialties work together as a team to ensure favorable outcomes from your lung transplant.

Common recommendations and treatment at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic's Transplant Center英超直播360直播 staff at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota works together to evaluate and treat people who may need a lung transplant. Mayo Clinic offers common recommendations, evaluation processes, treatment, post-surgical care and follow-up care for lung transplant candidates at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota. Mayo Clinic uses technology to help make patient information available as needed at all three locations.

英超直播360直播mayo clinic staff coordinates care as needed between the three sites. you may be evaluated for a lung transplant at one mayo clinic location, but you may have a lung transplant at another location if it's in your best interests. if you have your evaluation and transplant surgery at different locations, mayo staff from both locations collaborates as a team to provide you with comprehensive care through the transplant process.

英超直播360直播after transplant, pulmonary rehabilitation is offered at each mayo clinic campus.

Individualized approach

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英超直播360直播mayo clinic doctors take the time to discuss each person's individual needs.

英超直播360直播mayo doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need. your doctors and transplant team will work with you and discuss your individual needs to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

The opportunity to share your experience

英超直播360直播mayo clinic has a  dedicated to helping transplant recipients and donors connect to each other online. mayo clinic also offers a transplants group in .

Multiorgan transplant experience

英超直播360直播mayo clinic offers the full spectrum of options for lung transplantation, including multi-organ transplant procedures such as heart-lung transplantation. mayo clinic doctors and surgeons have experience evaluating and treating people with complex conditions who may need multiorgan transplants.

英超直播360直播a team of doctors trained in a wide array of specialties works together in mayo clinic's transplant center to treat people who may need multiorgan transplants.

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英超直播360直播mayo clinic doctors collaborate to provide care for people who may need lung transplants.

Research and innovation

mayo doctors conduct research in diagnostic tests and treatments for a variety of lung diseases.

Mayo Clinic researchers in the Transplant Center conduct ongoing studies and clinical trials in improving surgical procedures, improving outcomes and caring for people who need transplants. Researchers also study alternative therapies for people who may not need a transplant.

for example, mayo doctors study potential ways of using stem cell therapy to treat many lung conditions in . researchers study how reprogrammed stem cells can be turned into specialized cells that can replace, repair or regenerate diseased lung cells.

mayo clinic is also creating a lung restoration center with the goal of increasing the number of lungs available for transplant at mayo clinic and other transplant centers throughout the united states. at the lung restoration center at mayo clinic's campus in florida, a team will conduct trials hoping to preserve and restore donor lungs — using a method called ex vivo lung perfusion — so donor lungs that previously may not have been appropriate for transplant can be used in lung transplantation.

英超直播360直播work at the lung restoration center will support and extend mayo's .

mayo clinic researchers also study medications and treatments for people with lung transplants, including new medications (immunosuppressant medications) to keep the body from rejecting a lung transplant.

mayo clinic in rochester, minn. and mayo clinic in scottsdale, ariz., are ranked among the best hospitals for respiratory disorders by u.s. news & world report.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

英超直播360直播our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. see the stories of satisfied mayo clinic patients.

Expertise and rankings

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英超直播360直播mayo clinic doctors and staff discuss care for people who may need lung transplants.

Lung disease experience

mayo clinic lung specialists and lung transplant surgeons have extensive experience evaluating and treating people with a variety of complex lung conditions.

Surgical expertise

英超直播360直播mayo clinic lung transplant surgeons have experience performing lung transplant surgery to treat many lung conditions. surgeons have expertise in performing single-lung transplants, double-lung transplants and multiorgan transplant procedures.

Lung transplant outcomes compare favorably with the national average. Learn more about Mayo Clinic's lung transplant volumes and outcomes.

Volumes and outcomes

 

英超直播360直播mayo clinic doctors' experience and integrated team approach result in transplant outcomes that compare favorably with national averages. teams work with transplant recipients before, during and after surgery to ensure the greatest likelihood of superior results.

英超直播360直播volumes and statistics are maintained separately for the three mayo clinic locations. taken together or separately, transplant recipients at mayo clinic enjoy excellent results.

Lung transplant outcomes compare favorably with the national average. Learn more about Mayo Clinic's lung transplant volumes and outcomes.

Locations, travel and lodging

The Village at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

the in jacksonville, florida, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

英超直播360直播the in rochester, minnesota, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

英超直播360直播mayo clinic has major campuses in phoenix and scottsdale, arizona; jacksonville, florida; and rochester, minnesota. the mayo clinic health system has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

英超直播360直播mayo clinic has dedicated transplant financial services representatives and social workers who can assist you with insurance and financial questions regarding your lung transplant.

英超直播360直播mayo clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. in most cases, mayo clinic doesn't require a physician referral. some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. many insurance companies require you to get preapproval authorization prior to transplant services.

Read more about lung transplant costs and insurance at Mayo Clinic.

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Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota

Clinical trials

testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

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