Overview A Lung Transplant is a surgical procedure that will replace your badly diseased lung / lungs with healthy lung / lungs usually from a deceased donor. By the time the situation of lung transplant develops, all other means of treatment have already been exhausted with no significant gains, instead the disease may actually the professing. Sometimes the lungs may be transplanted along with the heart. If the heart already has a poor function has surgically non correctable disease. It is then called Heart – Lung transplantation. The lung transplant is a major operation that can easily take 6-8 hours but it is done because it can greatly improve your quality and longevity of life by providing much need oxygen which native your damaged lung are unable to do. If You have any of the conditions listed ahead, you or your treating physician can initiate. FACILITIES Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Our multidisciplinary Team (MDT) consists of specialists from different fields which could as the either directly involved with your case or will be called upon its evaluate you as and when required even before you are for surgery. We at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals have round the clock presence all specialities under one roof and we are a highly experienced Multi organ transplant institution having already excelled in kindey, Liver and bone marrow transplants. We have already conducted successful heart transplant . We have one of the most extensive and competent critical care service in India. Our MDT for lung transplant / Heart lung transplant Consists of: –
  • Lung Transplant pulmonologist
  • Lung transplant and CTVS surgeons
  • Anaesthesiologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Psychiatrics
  • Dental surgeons
  • Cardiologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Nurse co-ordinators/ Nurse practitioner
  • Social Workers
  • Financial counsellor
To Spread awareness among physicians and patients across various specialities connected with Lung transplant and the diseases leading up to it, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in collaboration with Dr M S Kanwar has launched LUNG FAILARE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (LFAI). It is a great platform for discussion and dialogue among expert pulmonologists, Physicians, Lung Transplant surgeons and allied specialities to further the progress in this field. In this connection several webinars have been conducted and will continue to be organised with national and international faculty over the next one year. A symposium on Lung Failure is scheduled in August end which would last 2 days covering more than 30 topics with several eminent international speakers also besides eminent national faculty.
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