Adult Lung Transplants at MUSC
MUSC is the only lung transplant program in South Carolina, and certified by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). The U.S. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have also certified MUSC’s lung transplant program.
Our physicians care for patients with all types of advanced lung diseases, including emphysema, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and rare lung diseases. After conducting an extensive evaluation, we advise patients and their families on the best treatment options. In many cases, a patient's lung disease may be improved with a change in medication or some other non-surgical therapy.
Lung transplant is always considered as a possible option for patients with advanced lung disease. For patients who are good candidates for transplant, replacing diseased lungs with healthy donor organs can significantly improve lung function and extend their life considerably.
With some of the nation’s most experienced specialty physicians, MUSC has a long history in leading educational initiatives in South Carolina. MUSC is often the first in the region, and often among the first in the country, to introduce new procedures and treatments to patients. Our physicians lead and participate in many clinical research programs.
Our lung transplant program provides patients with short wait times, excellent outcomes, a convenient location, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and patient-centered care. Our experienced multi-disciplinary team provides the quality care customized to the patient’s unique condition and needs. MUSC’s reputation for patient safety and quality is well-known throughout the southeast and beyond.
Learn more about MUSC's Lung Transplant Program:
- Lung transplant patient information
- Our lung transplant team
- Info for referring physicians
- Patient testimonials of lung transplant patients
- Contact the Lung Transplant Program