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Is it possible for a 72 old male with Interstitial lung disease

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Is it possible for a 72 old male with Interstitial lung disease to get a lung transplant? If so, where should we start looking?
Thank You,
Diane
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.

Yes, it's very possible.

 

Where do you live?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

West Caldwell, NJ. Actually, northern NJ closer to NYC. Hospital in City said Pittsburgh or Duke.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.

Absolutely.

 

You need to get on a transplant list in Pitt or Duke.

 

I totally agree. Call the pulmonology department at either one to set up an appointment.

 

Here are the numbers

 

Pitt

 

Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNN

 

 

Duke

 

call 919-668-7630 locally or 888-ASK-DUKE(NNN) NNN-NNNN toll-free.

 

If you have follow up questions, please ask prior to accepting.

 

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Any particular Doctor? Also, Why are they more accepting of older patients? Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.

No particular doctor.

 

Mostly because older patients get ILD.

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