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Lung Transplant

The Lung Transplant program at Jewish Hospital has served the Louisville community and region for more than 15 years. The first heart/lung transplant in Kentucky was performed in 1988 at Jewish Hospital, the first double-lung transplant was performed in 1995 and Jewish Hospital continues that leadership with over 220 lung transplants.

Patients dealing with end stage lung disease have continually relied on the expertise of transplant surgeons, pulmonologists, transplant coordinators, psychiatrists, social workers, financial coordinators, medical consultants and administrators who work closely with the operating room, critical care and medical-surgical units at Jewish Hospital to provide the highest standard of patient care.

The United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) recently released gratifying data stating that the one-year survival rate among patients undergoing transplantation was 95%. This survival rate is significantly higher than the national one-year survival rate. We attribute these results to a trained medical team caring for each transplant recipient.

Contact Jewish Hospital Transplant Care via email or for transplant referral information, call 1.800.866.7539 and follow the organ-specific telephone prompts. 


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