Dr. Bremner shares how long a lung transplant patient will remain in the hospital after her procedure.
You are hospitalized for a period of times till you’re chest tubes out, you are eating normally, and you are able to ambulate and take care of yourself, and that’s anywhere between about 7 days and 21 days, and I think the national average is about 18 days that patients stay in the hospital after transplant.
Dr. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D.:
Ross M. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D., is surgical director of the Center for Thoracic Disease and chief of thoracic surgery at the Heart & Lung Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Bremner completed his medical school training in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand where he graduated magna cum laude and received the Harwood Nash Memorial medal for surgery. He then completed his general surgery training at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, during which time he also completed his Ph.D. Dr. Bremner then went on to complete his cardiothoracic training at USC after which he joined the faculty as assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and director of the Hastings Thoracic Oncology Laboratory.