Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
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Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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You will wake up in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU). The average stay there is 2 to 3 days, but varies with each recipient. Our first priority is making sure your new lung are working well. Your transplant team will watch you closely for signs and symptoms of any complications (rejection or infection) and will make changes to your care as needed.
After the operation, you will immediately begin treatment with medication designed to prevent your immune system from rejecting your new lung. These types of medications are known as immunosuppressants. You will now take these medications for life.
Moving your body is an important part of your recovery. Movement will help protect your skin from pressure sores and keep your lungs clear. It will be painful because of the incision site and chest tubes. The nursing staff will assist you to move and make you as comfortable as possible.
Nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, physiotherapists, and other members of the transplant team will teach you how to take care of yourself once you are discharged from the hospital.
Transplant Inpatient Unit, you will learn about your new life with a lung transplant, including how and when to take your new transplant medicines and any side effects you may have. You will meet with one of our transplant pharmacists. The pharmacist will answer any questions you may have about your new medicines. You can also visit our patient toolbox to learn more about your transplant medicines and life after transplant.
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