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Lung Transplant Procedure Information

Patients who come to St. Joseph's Norton Thoracic Institute receive a thorough evaluation by leading experts in lung disease and lung transplant. From this first step in the lung transplant process, our dedicated pulmonologists and lung transplant team will assist you and your family every step of the way.

Lung Transplant Procedure - Before Surgery

Before lung transplant surgery, patients must be seen by a pulmonologist and undergo an evaluation. If you are in need of a lung transplant, our team will work with you to determine if lung transplant surgery is right for you. If we determine you are a candidate, you will be put on a waiting list.

Lung Transplant Surgery

A lung transplant procedure is one of the most complicated surgical procedures. However, you are in expert hands when you choose to have your lung transplant procedure at St. Joseph's-our lung and thoracic surgeons are among the most experienced in the world and we offer the most advanced surgical technology available.

Lung Transplant Process - After Surgery

Lung transplant care does not stop with surgery. After a lung transplant, patients will require intensive inpatient care and ongoing, outpatient follow up care. Lung transplants require a commitment from patients and their families. Our specialists will work with you to provide the best possible care for your new lungs.

Financial Coverage for Procedures

Each step of the lung transplant process may require authorization from your insurance provider. 

St. Joseph's has Center of Excellence status with many insurance carriers. Below is a list of insurance accepted at SJHMC: 

  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHC)CCS
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United HealthCare (UHC)/Optum 
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • HealthNet
  • LifeTrac
  • Other state Medicaid plans on a case by case basis
  • Individual Letter of Agreement (LOA) with health plans

Get More Information about the Lung Transplant Process at St. Joseph's

For more information on lung transplant procedures, call us at (602) 406-8000.