Several factors determine candidacy for lung transplant in Dallas
Our transplant team evaluates patients on a case-by-case basis
The patient's physiologic, or functional, age and overall health determine candidacy. We perform lung transplants on a diverse patient population from a wide geographic area.
We are committed to doing what is best for the patient, taking survival after transplant into consideration. Advanced age (over 65 years old) is a risk for shorter survival after lung transplantation—primarily due to other illnesses. However, we have transplanted patients from age 16 to age 75.
We also perform lung transplants on severely ill patients, including those requiring life support.