Please note, patient visitors will be limited to no more than one for the patient’s entire hospital stay or visit. Children under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed as visitors. For more information on our ongoing response to COVID-19 in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Central Florida, visit our coronavirus website.Click to learn more
Preparing for a Lung Transplant
Lung transplant is not simply a surgical procedure – it is a lifetime commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, follow-up care and adherence to a strict medical regimen that will be necessary to protect your child’s lungs.
During the pre-transplant evaluation, medical experts from UF Health will work to do the following:
- Obtain medical records.
- Perform pulmonary function testing, or PFT, blood tests, chest X-ray, computed tomography scans and other diagnostic testing.
- Detect and treat any infection prior to transplantation.
- Complete routine childhood immunizations.