Lung Transplant Statistics for Tampa General Hospital
The lung transplant statistics for all transplant centers in the United States are tracked by the Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR). This organization regularly publishes reports containing data concerning national and center-specific transplant survival rates, along with other information that transplant candidates may find useful.
According to this data, a lung transplant is a relatively successful procedure across the country, with high overall survival rates for patients. This trend is reflected in the statistics for Tampa General Hospital's Lung Transplant Program. In recent SRTR reports, our lung transplant program's one-year patient survival rate for adults has surpassed the expected survival rate.
When considering these statistics provided by the SRTR, it's important to remember that they are determined by many factors, including the overall health of the patients that our center accepts. For example, TGH is known for accepting high-risk patients who may have been turned away by other centers lacking the resources to handle their lung transplants.
Additionally, TGH regularly completes a high number of lung transplants every year, thanks in large part to our partnership with LifeLink Foundation, Inc., a nationally recognized organ procurement organization. Not only does our high volume make our center one of the busiest in Florida, but it also affords us the opportunity to continually increase our expertise in the field as our transplant team successfully completes more and more transplant procedures. Plus, our median times to transplant are some of the shortest in the region, with patients typically receiving transplants in less than half a year.
To learn more about Tampa General Hospital's Lung Transplant statistics and outcomes, contact us by calling 1-800-505-7769 (press 3 for the lung transplant program and ask for the referral coordinator) or by calling the coordinator directly at (813) 844-4088.