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Heart, Lung and Pediatric Kidney Transplant
The Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Program offer an experienced team that is with you from evaluation and pre-operative care to surgery and follow-up care. Our Heart and Lung Specialized Care Clinics treat more than 1,300* patients each year. Whether you or a loved one needs a heart, lung or kidney transplant, we bring outstanding surgeons to you, even when all other options have been exhausted.
Learn about heart failure therapies, which may include treatments such as heart transplant, offered at Spectrum Health. Our advanced heart failure specialists work to help patients live a longer and healthier life.
Why is a heart transplant recommended?
Heart transplantation is recommended when medical treatments for heart failure no longer help. The right time to proceed with heart transplantation is when it is felt that you will live longer and better with a transplant than with your heart disease.
Example Heart Transplant Care Team
Why is a Lung Transplant Recommended?
Lung transplantation is recommended when medical treatments for respiratory failure no longer help. The right time to proceed with lung transplantation is when it is felt that you will live longer and better with a transplant than with your lung disease. Lung transplantation is a serious and complicated process, the risks of surgery and recovery may eventually outweigh the harmful effects of your lung disease. The goal is to provide improvement to the quality and length of your life.