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Lung

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The lung transplant program started in 1994. Since the program’s inception, physicians have successfully performed more than 550 lung transplant operations. Our center is home to the first adult, first pediatric and first heart-lung transplants in Florida. The UF Health Shands Transplant Center performed the first re-transplant in the state and the first transplant for ventilator-dependent patients.

Lung transplantation is a surgical option for patients diagnosed with end-stage lung disease. Common end-stage lung diseases that are treated with transplant include: emphysema, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, eosinophilic granuloma, bronchiectasis and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

Our transplant program is one of the most experienced programs in the nation.  The patient and graft survival rates at the UF Health Shands Transplant Center lung transplant program are superior to the expected rates and rank among the highest in the country.

Your first clinic appointment will be on the third floor of the UF Health Shands Medical Plaza.

Learn more about statistics and oucomes in this SRTR data report