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When to Refer Patients for Lung Transplantation
If you are a physician with a patient who has lung disease, the following guidelines may help you determine whether the patient should be evaluated for transplantation.
When a patient is referred to the Cedars-Sinai Lung Transplant Center, an initial phone call will be needed to gather medical and insurance information. Following that, a visit will be scheduled for the patient to meet with a pulmonologist, transplant surgeon, transplant coordinator and a finance coordinator for an initial evaluation.
The following are intended to serve as guidelines. Each patient's situations different, the transplant team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is always available for consultation. Specific criteria are available for:
- Inclusion and exclusion criteria
- Single lung transplant referral guide
- Double lung transplant referral criteria
- Heart and lung transplant referral criteria
- Retransplant indications
- Contraindications for lung transplantation
For physician-to-physician consultations: