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Lung Program

Short Wait Times from Listing to Transplant

Our lung recipients have some of the shortest waiting times in the country for transplant.

Since the inception of the Lung Program in 1987, every patient referred benefits from our strong history of world renowned research, education, innovation, medical expertise and surgical excellence. Members of our team have performed over 600 single and double lung transplants and are experts in their field, offering patients quality care for their advanced specialized needs.

We are South Texas’ only lung transplant program and a nationally recognized Center of Excellence. Our designations include:

  • BlueCross BlueShield Association – Blue Distinction Center+
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Texas – Center of Excellence
  • Optum Health – Center of Excellence
  • Cigna LifeSource – Program of Excellence

With over 30 years of experience, our program offers patients a comprehensive approach to advanced lung disease management through our lung services.

If you are interested in learning more about the transplant process, please review our patient education.

To refer a patient, please fill out the referral form or contact us at 210-567-5777 or toll free 1-888-336-9633.

In order to expedite the referral, we will need the patient’s demographic form, copy of insurance cards, recent H&P, recent month’s labs, and other reports. Please use this fax coversheet checklist as a guide. Our fax number is 210-358-8254.