Lung Transplant Directory
A lung transplant may be necessary if lungs are too diseased to function. Common causes of this are COPD, cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis, and many more. One or both lungs may need to be replaced if all other treatment options have been exhausted. There are risks to having a lung transplant including organ rejection and infection. Once these obstacles are overcome, there is still a long road ahead. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how lung transplants are performed, why they may be needed, risks involved, and much more.
Lung Transplant Surgery, Survival, Organ Rejection, and More
Learn more from WebMD about lung transplantation surgery, including who may need it, how it's done, survival rates, and more.
Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
Read an overview of the symptoms of cystic fibrosis.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare lung disease that causes scar tissue to grow inside your lungs. Learn more about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of IPF.
Treating Cystic Fibrosis
Learn about the treatment options for cystic fibrosis, including information on diagnosis and prevention.