Lung transplant: Your best choice

The lung transplant program at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is part of a comprehensive lung service dedicated to providing the most innovative treatment options to patients with advanced lung disease.

Our team performs single and bilateral lung transplantation for a wide array of respiratory disorders, including emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, connective tissue related lung disease, bronchiectasis, sarcoidosis, and pulmonary hypertension.

Our multidisciplinary team includes transplant specialists in pulmonary medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, infectious disease, nursing, social work, pharmacy, nutrition, and psychology. This group meets weekly to coordinate the care of all our patients. We are focused on the total well-being of each patient before, during, and after the transplant.

Iowa’s only Blue Designation Center® for transplant

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has recognized the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics as a Blue Distinction Center® for delivering quality transplant care.

Blue Distinction Centers® have demonstrated the delivery of quality specialty care based on objective, transparent measures for patient safety and health outcomes that were developed with input from the medical community. UI Hospitals & Clinics is the only Iowa health system to receive this designation.

The personal side of your care

The care and convenience afforded you at UI Hospitals & Clinics is unmatched. We work hard to assure your comfort during your evaluation, waiting period, and throughout the transplant process.

You will be assigned a transplant nurse coordinator who will stay with you throughout the evaluation, transplant listing, and post transplant experience.

Last reviewed: 
January 2018

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