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Miami Transplant Institute

1801 NW 9th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Our Adult and Pediatric Lung or Heart-Lung Transplant Program

Staying in the forefront of transplant medicine with new treatment options for patients of all ages.

A Recognized Leader

If you or your child needs a lung or a heart-lung transplant, our multidisciplinary team will provide the best possible care. Our knowledge, experience, and advanced surgical procedures allow us to treat the most challenging patients. We also collaborate with Jackson Health System’s pulmonologists, cardiac surgeons, and cardiologists to address advanced lung disease and other serious problems related to the lungs, heart, and other organs.

The Miami Transplant Institute is a recognized leader in these life-saving procedures:

A Recognized Leader

If you or your child needs a lung or a heart-lung transplant, our multidisciplinary team will provide the best possible care. Our knowledge, experience, and advanced surgical procedures allow us to treat the most challenging patients. We also collaborate with Jackson Health System’s pulmonologists, cardiac surgeons, and cardiologists to address advanced lung disease and other serious problems related to the lungs, heart, and other organs.

The Miami Transplant Institute is a recognized leader in these life-saving procedures:

200+

lung and heart-lung transplants since 1988

25

pediatric and adult lung transplants annually

Our Pediatric Program

Our team has been doing lung transplants since 1996 and is considered one of the leading lung and heart-lung transplant centers in the nation. Our pediatric lung transplantation program—one of only a handful in the U.S.—focuses on helping children with congenital lung and heart-lung conditions. Our young patients also appreciate our specially designed pediatric intensive care unit with well-trained and experienced physicians caring for them before, during, and after surgery.

Addressing Lung Disease

Most of our transplant patients have interstitial lung disease, a group of disorders that cause permanent scarring of the lungs and make it increasingly difficult to breath. Other types of advanced lung disease include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis. These conditions—which tend to be under diagnosed—generally do not respond adequately to medical treatment. As the disease worsens, a lung or heart-lung transplant may be the only available course of treatment.

Conducting Clinical Trials

As an academic transplant center, we conduct clinical trials and can apply the latest research findings to clinical care. For example, we are able to put donor lungs in respiratory function equipment and test their capability before implanting them into a patient.

These are some of the ways, our lung and heart-lung transplant program is saving lives while leading the way into the future.

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Our Pediatric Program

Our team has been doing lung transplants since 1996 and is considered one of the leading lung and heart-lung transplant centers in the nation. Our pediatric lung transplantation program—one of only a handful in the U.S.—focuses on helping children with congenital lung and heart-lung conditions. Our young patients also appreciate our specially designed pediatric intensive care unit with well-trained and experienced physicians caring for them before, during, and after surgery.

Addressing Lung Disease

Most of our transplant patients have interstitial lung disease, a group of disorders that cause permanent scarring of the lungs and make it increasingly difficult to breath. Other types of advanced lung disease include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis. These conditions—which tend to be under diagnosed—generally do not respond adequately to medical treatment. As the disease worsens, a lung or heart-lung transplant may be the only available course of treatment.

Conducting Clinical Trials

As an academic transplant center, we conduct clinical trials and can apply the latest research findings to clinical care. For example, we are able to put donor lungs in respiratory function equipment and test their capability before implanting them into a patient.

These are some of the ways, our lung and heart-lung transplant program is saving lives while leading the way into the future.

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