Lung Transplant

A lung transplant is a surgical procedure in which a diseased lung or lungs are replaced with healthy lungs from a deceased donor. Lung transplantation is considered for individuals with severe lung diseases that significantly affect their quality of life and daily activities.

Types of Lung Transplants:

There are two main types of lung transplants:

Single Lung Transplant: One diseased lung is replaced with a healthy donor lung.

Double Lung Transplant: Both diseased lungs are replaced with healthy donor lungs.

Conditions requiring for Lung Transplant:

Lung transplantation may be considered for individuals with conditions such as:

Evaluation and preparation:

The process of getting a Lung Transplant involves several steps:

Surgery and recovery:

Once suitable donor lungs become available:

Lifestyle changes:

After a Lung Transplant, you’ll need to make several lifestyle adjustments:

Follow-up care:

Long-term follow-up care is essential:

Risks and complications:

Lung transplantation carries risks, including:

Quality of life:

While a lung transplant can greatly improve quality of life, it’s important to understand that challenges and adjustments are part of the journey. Adhering to medical advice, staying positive, and seeking support are crucial.


A lung transplant can offer a new lease on life for individuals with severe lung diseases. While the process can be complex and challenging, advancements in medical technology and ongoing care can help you lead a fulfilling and active life after transplantation. Collaborate closely with your healthcare team to ensure the best possible outcomes.

A 59 year old lady suffering from ILD, developed severe COVID, post which she was on continuous oxygen support. What started off as 2 litres, eventually turned into 15 litres at rest. The breathlessness was to an extent, that she could not take even a single step without oxygen levels falling down.

After repeated discussions with the family, it was decided to list her for the lung transplant. To her luck, a suitable donor was available within 4 weeks of listing.

The real challenge started then. Getting her from her bed to the ambulance and then to the ICU, there were multiple exasperating moments, where she almost didn’t make it. However, concerted efforts from the critical care and pulmonology team and a 12 hour long transplant surgery later, she got a new lease of life.

She now breathe without oxygen support, exercises daily, and leads a healthy lifestyle.