Lung Transplant Care After You Head Home

Nebraska Medicine provides personalized care, from your initial evaluation well past your transplant surgery

The extraordinary care you receive while hospitalized at Nebraska Medicine does not end at the time of discharge. Our lung team continues to closely follow and monitor your progress throughout the life of your transplanted organ. This includes regular appointments and tests, as well as biopsies of the transplanted lung. To answer any questions after your transplant, our team is available to you, your family members and your local physician.

You play a very important part in making your transplant a success. There are four basic patient responsibilities after transplant:

  1. Take all medications as instructed
  2. Have lab work done as scheduled
  3. Call the transplant coordinator if there are any symptoms of rejection, infection or any other problem
  4. Keep regular appointments with your doctor