After you go home, it will be your responsibility to seek consistent and proper medical care to follow-up your lung transplant. It is very important that you maintain your follow-up appointment schedule as recommended after your lung transplant.
Your follow-up appointments play a vital role in effectively monitoring your progress, as well as your lung function and your response to the medications after your lung transplant. These visits also provide you the opportunity to ask questions about your lung transplant recovery.
The role of your local physician in your lung transplant recovery
Your local physician is the doctor who cared for you before you came to Cleveland Clinic for your lung transplant. Your local physician will be notified when you receive your lung transplant and when you are discharged from the hospital.
The Lung Transplant Team will work with you and your local physician to coordinate your care and adjust your medications as necessary.
If you are sick, you should first see your local physician in his or her office, or if necessary, you should go to the nearest emergency room. Your local physician will perform an examination, obtain your current laboratory test results and order any other necessary tests. Your local doctor should discuss your illness and treatment with Cleveland Clinic Transplant Team, as it relates to your lung transplant.