Preparing for a Lung Transplant

Lung transplant is not simply a surgical procedure – it is a lifetime commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, follow-up care and adherence to a strict medical regimen that will be necessary to protect your child’s lungs.

Pre-transplant evaluation

During the pre-transplant evaluation, medical experts from UF Health will work to do the following:

  • Obtain medical records.
  • Perform pulmonary function testing, or PFT, blood tests, chest X-ray, computed tomography scans and other diagnostic testing.
  • Detect and treat any infection prior to transplantation.
  • Complete routine childhood immunizations.