About The Lung Transplant Program
The Lung Transplant Program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is a national leader in advanced lung disease and offers a variety of options for patients in need of a lung transplant. Our team is led by Medical Director Dr. Puneet Garcha and Surgical Director, Dr. Gabriel Loor.
Our program is designated as a transplant center of excellence by Optum/United Healthcare, which is among the largest insurance networks in the country. We are pioneers of various innovations including the use of portable ex vivo lung perfusion for transportation and evaluation of donor organs. Our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care before, during, and after transplant.
Our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care before, during, and after transplant.
Baylor Medicine physicians and surgeons have extensive expertise in treating patients in many areas of lung transplantation, like:
- Single and double lung transplantation
- Multiorgan transplants
- Exvivo lung perfusion
- Transplantation in patients with extended risk i.e. coronary artery disease
- Anti-rejection strategies
Our program offers therapies to help you manage and evaluate your condition while waiting for a transplant and after transplantation including:
- Coronary angiography
- Lung volume reduction surgery (Bronchoscopic and Surgical)
- Pulmonary function testing and respiratory therapy
- Tobacco cessation treatment
- Psychiatry and psychology
- Transplant infectious disease
- Geriatric medicine
- Palliative medicine
- Patient and family education
Referral for Lung Transplantation
For most patients, a pulmonologist or primary care provider will advise when you should be referred to a transplant center for evaluation. The most common diseases for lung transplant referral are interstitial lung diseases including pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and sarcoidosis.
Mailing Address for CD’s or Medical Records
Baylor St. Luke’s Lung Transplant Program
ATTN: Pre-Transplant Program
6720 Bertner Ave Suite C355P
Houston, Texas 77030