At Loyola, 50 percent of our patients received a lung transplant 8 months after being placed on the national waiting list. We will continue to manage your condition until you receive your transplant. Learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions.
Lung Transplant in Chicago
The more acute your condition, the more reason you should be at Loyola
Our medical teams use a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This results in outstanding lung transplant outcomes. Our 1-month, 1-year and 3-year patient survival rates are 96 percent, 85 percent and 69 percent, respectively. Loyola’s lung transplant specialists perform approximately 40 lung transplants per year.
You can rest assured that we will work with you to develop the best plan of care.
Evaluation & Treatment
Once patients are identified as potential transplant candidates, they undergo several tests and consultations. Your lung transplant team will then review and discuss the results to determine if you should be listed for a lung transplant. When you are listed, you will meet with your coordinator, who will instruct you on the transplant process. As soon as a lung is offered, our staff will call you and make arrangements for your stay in the hospital.
Find a Doctor
Loyola is the only academic medical center in the Chicago suburbs. Our pulmonologists and lung transplant surgeons teach other doctors about the latest in medicine. Here you will have access to leading-edge research and be the first to hear about clinical trials. Our doctors pride themselves on ensuring seamless communication between patients and their medical teams. In addition, you can access your medical records online through MyLoyola Select. Your referring physician also will be updated routinely on your treatment through our secure health information portal, LoyolaConnect.
For an appointment or for more information about Lung Transplantation, call (708) 327-5864 or (800) 424-6313.