Cystic Fibrosis - Surgery
Surgery may be needed to treat complications
cystic fibrosis. Procedures may include:
If your child isn't able to get all the nutrients he or
she needs from food, a
feeding tube may be placed in your child's stomach.
What to think about
Lung transplant surgery is
generally recommended only for people who have severe lung damage, because the
risks can be greater than the benefits. Not everyone is a good candidate for an organ transplant. If tests show that you are a good candidate, you are put on a waiting list. You may have to wait days, months, or years for your transplant. Be patient, and ask your doctor what you can do while you're waiting. Guidelines from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
are intended to shorten the wait time for donor lungs.
information on transplants, see the topic