Lung Transplant Outcomes & Survival Rate Information
Tampa General Hospital’s lung transplant survival rates, and those of all other hospitals around the country, are tracked by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). This organization’s mission, in support of the Department of Health and Human Services and its agents in their oversight of the national organ transplantation system, is to provide advanced statistical analyses related to solid organ allocation and transplantation. And Tampa General is proud to have lung transplant survival rates that typically meet or exceed expectations for all three of the national survival benchmarks.
When considering lung transplant survival rates, it’s important to remember that several factors can influence a transplant center’s outcomes. For instance, lung transplant centers that accept high-risk patients into their transplant program may have higher mortality rates and lower overall survival rates than centers that turn away patients with challenging conditions or comorbidities. At Tampa General, we often accommodate high-risk, seriously ill patients who may have been turned down by other transplant centers. Additionally, we are ranked #5 in the nation by overall organ transplant volume, and this high volume makes us one of the most experienced and busiest transplant centers in the country.