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Lung Transplantation

Lung transplant candidate

08/28/2007

Question:

I have copd and I am on oxygen 24/7, do I qualify medically for a lung transpant? I am on medicaid program do they cover a transplant?

Answer:

Many factors are considered when assessing a patient for the suitability of lung transplantation.  Other co-existing medical conditions may preclude one from being a transplant candidate.  However, with respect to the type of lung disease that is present, advanced COPD is the most common disease for which transplant is performed.  Medicaid typically covers many of the costs, but it may be necessary for consultation with a social worker experienced in the costs of medical procedures.

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David  R Nunley, MD, FCCP David R Nunley, MD, FCCP
Former Associate Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University