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LUNG TRANSPLANT

LUNG TRANSPLANT

A lung transplant is the last option for those having lung failure from a diseased lung. A new lung can not only save your life but also improve your quality of life after a transplant. 

Why choose Manipal Hospitals

Having a dedicated and full-fledged organ transplant unit gives Manipal Hospitals that distinct edge over the rest in the domain of organ transplant and treatment. And when it is equipped with the best of transplant specialists who are internationally-acclaimed and has highly advanced technological facilities with specialised diagnostic labs, operation theatres, radiation units, robotic technology, the works, patients need no longer look elsewhere for a comfortable, safe and ethical transplant process. We are one of the largest quaternary care giants in the country with patient comfort our mainstay.

Solutions for lung transplant

In a lung transplant surgery, a diseased and unhealthy lung is replaced with a donor's lung. A variety of diseases can damage the lungs and hinder its functional ability. Depending upon your health and after putting you through some high precision diagnostic tests to evaluate the condition of your lung or lungs, our expert transplant specialists will decide if you need one lung or both lung transplants. In some cases, patients could be evaluated with a multi-organ transplant involving a heart and lung transplant.


The typical lung diseases that make lung transplant necessary are:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Any advanced lung disease due to any reason.

Complexities of lung transplant

Lung transplant is a major surgical procedure and could involve many complications, but it can greatly improve patients' health and quality of life. Sometimes it could be a long wait for a matching donor.

Some of the risks include your immune system’s rejection of the donor lungs. Though this can be slowed, it cannot be stopped entirely. Also, the necessary powerful immune-suppressing drugs have unavoidable side effects, including diabetes, kidney damage, and vulnerability to infections.

Infection control protocol

While infections are a part of any transplant surgery, we ensure our patients are safe and secure in a sterile environment. Being one of the largest and best quaternary care healthcare institutions in the country, we take our job seriously to maintain the highest levels of infection control.

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