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Lung Transplantation


The Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, is home to one of the nation’s top ranked lung transplant centers.


Lung transplantation is a viable option for many patients with lung diseases. Lung transplants are among the most complicated surgical procedures, and these patients require lifelong care.

Lung Transplantation Program – Key Statistics 

Norton's lung transplant team has performed more than 500 lung transplants for patients from more than 30 different states since opening in 2007, making it 2015’s second busiest program in the country and the #1 program in the western United States.

  • The average wait time for a lung transplant is 15 days
  • The hospital and 30-day mortality is extremely low
  • The one-year survival rate above the national average, is close to 90%

Lung Transplant Centers – Quality Care

At St. Joseph’s Norton Thoracic Institute, we believe that it is important to provide comprehensive care for patients, through every step of the lung transplant process. Our lung transplant team evaluates and prepares candidates for lung transplantation, procures donor organs, performs lung transplants and provides post-transplant care.

Before St. Joseph's program was established in 2007, patients from Arizona traveled throughout the country for care. St. Joseph’s provides world-class care right in our community. Post-transplant patients also feel a sense of comfort knowing that they can be treated close to home, should they need emergency care.

Learn More About Lung Transplants at St. Joseph's

For more information on the lung transplant program at St. Joseph's, please call 602.406.8000

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