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Lung transplants in Krakow - there is an agreement with the National Health Fund

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published April 17, 2023 14:05

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Krakow's John Paul II Specialized Hospital has signed an agreement with the National Health Fund to finance lung transplantation procedures.

Recall that in December 2022 the hospital received permission from the Ministry of Health to store and transplant lungs taken from deceased donors. So far in Poland, only four cities have performed such operations - Gdansk, Szczecin, Warsaw and Zabrze.

The coordinators of the team responsible for qualifying potential patients for lung transplantation (recipients) at the John Paul II Specialized Hospital in Krakow are clinical transplantologist and cardiac surgeon Jacek Piątek, MD, PhD (deputy head of the Clinical Department of Heart, Vascular and Transplant Surgery), together with clinical transplantation, lung disease and internal medicine specialist Miroslaw Necki, MD, PhD (head of the Interstitial Lung Disease and Transplantation Department).

- For many years, the medical staff of the John Paul II Krakow Specialized Hospital has been gr...

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