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Lung Transplant

Overview

Department of Lung Transplant, Gleneagles Global Hospitals Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad

What is a lung transplant, and when do you need lung transplantation?

Without breathing (oxygen), a person cannot stay alive. Lungs help in inhaling and exhaling air and are the most important organ of the human body. If they do not function properly, a person may not be able to live comfortably. If lung (or lungs) are not functioning properly, then it is time for the patient to undergo lung transplantation. Lung Transplant is also known as a pulmonary transplant in which the lung (or both the lungs), which is not functioning properly, is replaced with a fresh lung (or lungs). Lung transplantation is mandatory for end-stage lung-failure patients. When all the medications and treatments have failed to provide a satisfactory cure to the patient, and he (or she) is finding it difficult to breathe and carry out basic day-to-day activities

Gleneagles Global Hospital, Lakdi-ka-pul, is amongst the best hospitals for the treatment of lung failure in Hyderabad. We provide safe, affordable, and effective lung transplant surgery, which is conducted by some of the best lung transplant surgeons in Hyderabad.

Who is on my transplant team?

The lung transplant team comprises some of the best pulmonologists in Hyderabad, nurses, lung transplant surgeons, anaesthetists, dieticians, physiotherapists, and other trained staff. Gleneagles Global Hospital is one of the best hospitals for lung transplant surgery in Hyderabad, as we offer effective treatment under the guidance of the entire lung transplant team. 

Why choose Gleneagles Global Hospitals Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad for treatment of Lung Failure

We are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of lung failure in Hyderabad. We offer the best possible treatment for patients suffering from end-stage lung failure. Some of the compelling reasons to choose us to include:

  • Infrastructure: Our hospital offers a warm infrastructure. Starting from clean rooms, medical labs, scan centre, ICUs, cafeteria (providing wholesome meal), to pharmacy, our hospital accommodates them all. Our infrastructure is one of the main reasons why we are considered amongst the best hospitals for a lung transplant in Hyderabad.
  • Doctors: We take only the best pulmonologists in Hyderabad in our lung transplant team. They ensure that the patients have a hassle-free surgery experience.
  • Complete cure: A patient need not visit various diagnostic centres or consult numerous doctors or go to pharmacies searching for the prescribed drugs. All the scan centres, medical labs, doctors from various departments, operation theatres, and pharmacy, are within our hospital campus.
  • Treatment: Our team of best lung transplant specialists in Hyderabad ensures that the patients get nothing but the best treatment possible for his (or her) ailment.
  • Satisfaction: Over the years, we have completed numerous successful lung transplant surgeries and have cured many patients. The patient's every need is taken care of by our hospital, and they can feel safe with us.

Diagonsis of Lung Failure

Diagnosis is the process of carrying out various tests on the patient's body in order to get details about the disease or disorder. An end-stage lung failure may be suggested to go for lung transplantation surgery. Before the surgery, numerous tests are conducted on the patient to get an idea about his/her lung condition.

Diagnosis of lung failure is carried out by conducting various tests like physical examinations, MRI scans, CT scans, blood tests, etc. Our hospital is considered one of the best hospitals for lung transplant surgery in Hyderabad as we conduct all the diagnostic tests and provide accurate results. Our team of some of the best pulmonologist in Hyderabad analyses the reports thoroughly and offer a satisfactory cure.

The major causes of end-stage lung failure include heart disease, COPD, pulmonary hypertension, and severe cystic fibrosis.

What are the symptoms of end-stage lung failure?

Some of the symptoms that get showcased on end-stage lung failure patients are:

  • Irregular breathing: Fast or slow breathing rate
  • Confusion: A person is transported to a confused state of mind.
  • Discoloration: Bruises and purple marks on face and skin.
  • Fatigue: Lack of oxygen causes tiredness.
  • Difficulty in breathing: Due to lack of oxygen in the body, the blood does not get transported evenly in the body and results in difficulty in breathing.

How is end-stage lung failure diagnosed?

Some of the diagnostic tests that are conducted on end-stage lung failure patients are CT scans, physical examination, sweat test, genetic test, ultrasound, lung biopsy, pulmonary function tests, and chest X-ray.

What is the treatment for end-stage lung failure?

Lung transplant is one of the best ways to treat an end-stage lung failure patient. There are mainly two types of lung transplantation which include:

  • Single lung transplantation: When either one lung of the patient is not functioning properly or when a donor has offered one healthy lung lobe.
  • Double lung transplantation: When both the lungs of a person are not malfunctioning, then the person must undergo double lung transplantation.

Gleneagles Global Hospital, Lakdi-ka-pul, is one of the best hospitals for treatment of lung failure in Hyderabad, conducts all diagnostic tests, and the reports are analysed by our team of some of the best lung transplant specialist in Hyderabad.

 

Treatment for Lung Failure

What is a Lung Transplant, and when do you need one?

Lung transplant is the process of removing the old lung (or lungs), which has failed to carry out its work properly. The old set of lungs are removed, and a new lung (or lungs) are placed into the patient’s body. If a person is experiencing the above-mentioned symptoms, then it is time to consult a doctor. When all other treatments and medications have failed to provide a satisfactory cure, the final option is lung transplantation. There are two types of lung transplantation, single and double lung transplantation.

What are the Indications for Single-Lung Transplantation?

Pulmonary fibrosis, primary pulmonary hypertension, and Eisenmenger’s syndrome indicate that a person requires single-lung transplantation. 

What are the Indications for Double-Lung Transplantation?

Chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (CPOD), emphysema, severe bronchiectasis, or cystic fibrosis indicate the need for double-lung transplantation.  

What are the Indications for a Combined Heart-Lung Transplantation?

Cyanosis, pulmonary hypertension, CHD, are some of the indications for combined heart-lung transplantation.

How to prepare for Lung Transplant Surgery?

Take a healthy diet and make sure to take all the medicines on time. Follow all the pre-care tips given by your doctor before the surgery.

What investigations should the patient undergo?

The patient must undergo several diagnostic tests like MRI scans and X-rays and physical examination.

What happens after the initial evaluation?

If a person is facing difficulty in breathing, the patient is asked to undergo several medical tests. After the initial tests, the doctor analyses the reports and suggests an appropriate treatment. If a person is experiencing end-stage lung failure or has not responded well to any treatment or medications, then the final option is to undergo transplantation. Lung transplantation is a complicated procedure, and the patient is advised to choose the best hospital for a lung transplant in Hyderabad.

What is the Lung Allocation Score System?

According to the lung condition of the patient, a score is given. This score helps in identifying the patients with severe lung disease, patients who need double lung transplantation, single lung transplantation, or can withstand a few months with their lungs. According to the score, the patients are allotted their donors. Patients with end-stage lung failure (both the lungs have stopped functioning properly) are given priority. 

What happens during the waiting period before the transplant?

An accurate and exact time period cannot be said. As soon as the lung (or lungs) becomes available, the patient, according to the lung allocation score system, is provided with fresh lungs. The time period varies somewhere between three to six months. During the waiting period, the patients are observed regularly and are given medicines.

What can the patient do during the waiting period?

The patient can do a lot to improve his (or her) health during the waiting period. Some pre-surgery care tips include:

a. Eat a healthy diet

b. Take medicines on time.

c. Indulge in mild exercise.

d. Take frequent visits to the hospital.

e. Follow all the instructions provided by your doctor.

f. Consume liquid and avoid dehydration.

Where do the lung donors come from?

Lung lobes are usually obtained from dead organ donors. Deceased people with a healthy pair of lungs can denote their lungs. In single-lung transplantation surgery, a lung lobe can be obtained from a living donor as well.

What happens during Lung Transplant Surgery?

During the lung transplantation surgery, the patient’s diseased lung is removed, and it is replaced with a fresh pair of lungs obtained from the donor.

What happens after Lung Transplant Surgery?

The patient receives a new set of lungs after lung transplant surgery. He (or she) can breathe normally and can resume their usual day-to-day activities. It is mandatory to keep the new lung (or lungs) healthy post the surgery. 

Post-Transplant Care and Follow-ups

The recovery period is usually between three to six months. Some of the post-transplant care tips include:

  • Regular check-ups with your doctor are mandatory.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Avoid raw food.
  • Do not lift heavy objects.
  • Indulge in mild exercise.

Gleneagles Global Hospital, Lakdi-ka-pul, is one of the best hospitals for treatment of lung failure in Hyderabad, conducts all diagnostic tests, and the reports are analysed by our team of some of the best lung transplant specialist in Hyderabad.

Lung Transplant Specialists, Doctors and Surgeons

The first and foremost reason why we rank amongst the list of the best hospitals for a lung transplant in Hyderabad, is because we house some of the best pulmonologist in Hyderabad who offer effective solutions to end-stage lung failure patients. Our doctors are committed to serving and curing the patients satisfactorily. The patient is prepared both physically and mentally for the lung transplantation procedure by our team of doctors and nurses.

A lung transplant surgery is a crucial and complicated procedure, and the patient's life would be decided through this procedure. Hence it is advisable to choose only the best hospital for treatment of lung failure in Hyderabad. Gleneagles Global Hospital in Lakdi-Ka-Pul, hires only the best lung transplant surgeons in Hyderabad who have years of experience and have performed numerous successful lung transplantation surgeries.

The lung transplant team comprises some of the best lung transplant surgeons in Hyderabad, nurses, lung transplant surgeons, anaesthetists, dieticians, physiotherapists, and other trained staff. The sole aim of our lung transplant team is to provide effective treatment to our patients and cure them. We also help the patients to get back to their normal life post the surgery.

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