When your heart disease stops responding to other treatments, Spectrum Health is here to help. Stay close to home while receiving exceptional, personalized care from transplant specialists in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Trust the experience of Spectrum Health—we’ve performed more than 100 heart transplants since 2010.
When you choose the Spectrum Health Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Program, you gain access to care and services not available at other health systems. We offer:
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital is recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center+ for adult heart transplants. So, you know you’ll get specialized care that’s safe, effective and cost-efficient.
If you have advanced heart failure that’s no longer helped by other treatments, you may be a candidate for a heart transplant. Contact us if you:
Partner with our specialists to learn whether a heart transplant is the right treatment for you. During two days in Grand Rapids, you’ll meet with members of our team and take tests to help us learn more about your health.
Learn about our heart transplant evaluation and pretransplant care.
Your transplant surgery takes place at Spectrum Health Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids. There, your experienced transplant surgeon has support and assistance from a specialized care team. Expect heart transplantation to take six to 12 hours. Rely on a member of our team to keep your family up-to-date throughout your surgery.
Enjoy long-term support and care from your Spectrum Health transplant team. We’ll help you recover after surgery and meet with your regularly for the rest of your life.
Find out more about your recovery and follow-up care after transplant surgery.
We’ll help you navigate health insurance coverage and requirements, and understand your cost. Transplant is a lifelong financial commitment. There may be costs that your health insurance will not cover. These costs may include:
Benefit from a collaborative team that treats you and your loved ones like members of their own families.
Manages your transplant care, tests and medications
Has special training to perform your transplant surgery
Answers your questions and helps schedule appointments
Helps you and your family cope with issues that arise during the transplant process
Helps ensure you’re mentally prepared for transplant surgery and recovery
Offers behavioral and emotional support
Teaches you how to eat to before and after your transplant
Provides guidance on costs, insurance requirements and assistance programs
Helps relieve symptoms and improve your quality of life