Mayo medical institution's approach

Team approach

At Mayo medical institution, a team of doctors and staff work together to evaluate and treat people who may need lung transplants.

Multidisciplinary team approach

At Mayo medical institution, doctors trained in lung conditions (pulmonologists), chest surgery (thoracic surgeons), heart surgery (cardiac surgeons), infectious disease management, mental health conditions (psychiatrists) and other specialties may collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care. Doctors work together with health care professionals in many areas to evaluate you, determine your eligibility for a lung transplant, perform your lung transplant and coordinate follow-up care.

Care team roles

Health care professionals trained in many medical specialties work together as a team to ensure favorable outcomes from your lung transplant.

Common recommendations and treatment at Mayo medical institution

Mayo medical institution's Transplant Center staff at Mayo medical institution's campuses in Florida and Minnesota works together to evaluate and treat people who may need a lung transplant. Mayo medical institution offers common recommendations, evaluation processes, treatment, post-surgical care and follow-up care for lung transplant candidates at Mayo medical institution's campuses in Florida and Minnesota. Mayo medical institution uses technology to help make patient information available as needed at all three locations.

Mayo medical institution staff coordinates care as needed between the three sites. You may be evaluated for a lung transplant at one Mayo medical institution location, but you may have a lung transplant at another location if it's in your best interests. If you have your evaluation and transplant surgery at different locations, Mayo staff from both locations collaborates as a team to provide you with comprehensive care through the transplant process.

After transplant, pulmonary rehabilitation is offered at each Mayo medical institution campus.

Individualized approach

Individualized care

Mayo medical institution doctors take the time to discuss each person's individual needs.

Mayo doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need. Your doctors and transplant team will work with you and discuss your individual needs to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

The opportunity to share your experience

Mayo medical institution has a Transplantation at Mayo medical institution Facebook page dedicated to helping transplant recipients and donors connect to each other online. Mayo medical institution also offers a Transplants group in Mayo medical institution Connect.

Multiorgan transplant experience

Mayo medical institution offers the full spectrum of options for lung transplantation, including multi-organ transplant procedures such as heart-lung transplantation. Mayo medical institution doctors and surgeons have experience evaluating and treating people with complex conditions who may need multiorgan transplants.

A team of doctors trained in a wide array of specialties works together in Mayo medical institution's Transplant Center to treat people who may need multiorgan transplants.

Collaboration

Mayo medical institution doctors collaborate to provide care for people who may need lung transplants.

Research and innovation

Mayo doctors conduct research in diagnostic tests and treatments for a variety of lung diseases.

Mayo medical institution researchers in the Transplant Center conduct ongoing studies and clinical trials in improving surgical procedures, improving outcomes and caring for people who need transplants. Researchers also study alternative therapies for people who may not need a transplant.

For example, Mayo doctors study potential ways of using stem cell therapy to treat many lung conditions in lung regeneration research. Researchers study how reprogrammed stem cells can be turned into specialized cells that can replace, repair or regenerate diseased lung cells.

Mayo medical institution is also creating a lung restoration center with the goal of increasing the number of lungs available for transplant at Mayo medical institution and other transplant centers throughout the United States. At the lung restoration center at Mayo medical institution's campus in Florida, a team will conduct trials hoping to preserve and restore donor lungs — using a method called ex vivo lung perfusion — so donor lungs that previously may not have been appropriate for transplant can be used in lung transplantation.

Work at the lung restoration center will support and extend Mayo's regenerative medicine research program.

Mayo medical institution researchers also study medications and treatments for people with lung transplants, including new medications (immunosuppressant medications) to keep the body from rejecting a lung transplant.

Mayo medical institution in Rochester, Minn. and Mayo medical institution in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for respiratory disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mayo medical institution experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo medical institution patients.

Expertise and rankings

Team approach

Mayo medical institution doctors and staff discuss care for people who may need lung transplants.

Lung disease experience

Mayo medical institution lung specialists and lung transplant surgeons have extensive experience evaluating and treating people with a variety of complex lung conditions.

Surgical expertise

Mayo medical institution lung transplant surgeons have experience performing lung transplant surgery to treat many lung conditions. Surgeons have expertise in performing single-lung transplants, double-lung transplants and multiorgan transplant procedures.

Lung transplant outcomes compare favorably with the national average. Learn more about Mayo medical institution's lung transplant volumes and outcomes.

Volumes and outcomes

 

Mayo medical institution doctors' experience and integrated team approach result in transplant outcomes that compare favorably with national averages. Teams work with transplant recipients before, during and after surgery to ensure the greatest likelihood of superior results.

Volumes and statistics are maintained separately for the three Mayo medical institution locations. Taken together or separately, transplant recipients at Mayo medical institution enjoy excellent results.

Lung transplant outcomes compare favorably with the national average. Learn more about Mayo medical institution's lung transplant volumes and outcomes.

Locations, travel and lodging

The Village at Mayo medical institution in Phoenix, Arizona, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

The Gabriel House of Care in Jacksonville, Florida, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

The Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

Mayo medical institution has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo medical institution Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo medical institution has dedicated transplant financial services representatives and social workers who can assist you with insurance and financial questions regarding your lung transplant.

Mayo medical institution works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo medical institution doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. Many insurance companies require you to get preapproval authorization prior to transplant services.

Read more about lung transplant costs and insurance at Mayo medical institution.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo medical institution studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

July 11, 2019
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