Latest Lung Transplantation Procedures and Treatments in India

Lung transplantation is a life-saving treatment that is performed on patients with end-stage lung disorders and diseases. Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), Sarcoidosis, are some of the common lung diseases that worsen and can need lung transplantation procedure in India.

Though there are latest lung treatment procedures available or successfully treating, every year lung diseases are responsible for millions of deaths in India due to lack of awareness about the diseases and lung transplantation surgery in India. In this blog here we give you a basic understanding of the lung diseases, treatments and latest lung transplantation procedures in Hyderabad.

Respiratory System & Types of Lung Diseases:

Lungs contract and expand thousands of times a day to push out carbon dioxide and supply oxygen to the body. The complex system starts inside the body with the trachea, the windpipe branching out into airways called bronchi which further branch-out into tiny airways to meet the alveoli where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide happen. Lung diseases can happen when any part of this complex system run into problems and doesn’t work as they are intended to. Following are the three most common types of lung diseases in India:

Lung diseases affecting airways: The airways that are the tubes which carry oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out of lungs are narrowed or even blocked causing breathing problems. Bronchiectasis, Asthma, COPD, Cystic fibrosis are the most common form of airway disorders faced by people in India.

Lung diseases affecting air sacs: The airways branch out into tiny branches which further end at Alveoli, the air sacs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place. These air sacs make up the most of the lung tissue and when they are affected lungs fail to expand fully. This result in breathing problems where patients experience restrictive breathing i.e. inability breath completely. Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary fibrosis, are common types of lung diseases that affect air sacs.

Lung diseases due to circulation problems: Heart pumps de-oxygenated blood to the lungs through blood vessels and lungs pump oxygenated blood back to the heart for bloody circulation. These blood vessels can run into problems due to scarring, inflammation or clotting affecting the function of the heart too, in the process. Pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary Embolism are examples of lung diseases caused due to the circulation problems caused by these affected blood vessels.

All the above lung diseases and disorders can be successfully treated using the latest lung treatment procedures. However, in a few cases, the condition is diagnosed in later stages of the disorder and when the physician is exhausted of all the treatment procedures available, lung transplant surgery procedures are considered.

Latest Lung Transplantation Procedures in India:

Lung transplant is a lifesaving surgical procedure where one or both the deceased lungs are replaced with a healthy lung/lungs from the donor. One of the most complicated surgeries, lung transplantation requires cutting-edge medical facility and more importantly a multidisciplinary medical team lead by an experienced surgeon with a remarkable track record.

A world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr A.G.K Gokhale is a luminary in the minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery in India. Having performed first lung transplantation, double lung transplantation in combined states in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Dr.A.G.K Gokhale and his team holds an extraordinary success rate in lung transplantation procedures in India. So, if you are suffering from any lung problems and are looking for lung disease treatments of lung transplant procedures in India, you can contact Dr.A.G.K Gokhale here: