As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
Our board-certified physicians are expertly trained in lung transplantation with more than 20 years of experience.
As a patient of UF Health Shands Transplant Center, you benefit from our three key features: experience, expertise and excellence.
Our center is home to the first adult, first pediatric and first heart-lung transplants in Florida. The UF Health Shands Transplant Center also performed the first re-transplant (a second lung transplant in the same patient) in the state and the first transplant for ventilator-dependent patients.
Our doctors are experts in innovative treatments, such as ex vivo lung perfusion (XVIVO) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) (See references below). Our team also serves as a regional resource for lung transplant to physicians and other health care providers.
The UF Health Lung Transplant Program has an average wait list time of three months, which compares favorably to the state average of six months. Our one-year survival rate of 93.09% exceeds the national average of 87.47%, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) (PDF). Moreover, UF Health has the lowest adult waitlist mortality rate among all lung transplant programs in the state. This means that choosing UF Health for your lung transplant gives you a better overall outcome: 1) shorter wait time, 2) high likelihood of surviving after transplant and 3) lowest likelihood of dying while waiting for new lungs.
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Lung Transplant — Heart & Vascular Hospital, please contact (352) 265-8940.
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Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
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