Kidney Treatment Options

We offer a wide range of treatment options to patients with kidney disease, including:

Non-Transplant Care

  • We offer comprehensive medical care for adults and children with kidney diseases.

  • Inpatient dialysis and referral to outpatient dialysis facilities when dialysis is needed.

Donor Options

A living-donor kidney involves removing a kidney from someone who is alive and implanting it in someone else. This is the best type of transplant to have. We also offer paired exchanges and welcome altruistic/anonymous donors. If you have an advanced kidney disease and currently are on the waiting list for a new organ, we strongly encourage you to ask your friends, family and loved ones to be tested to become a living donor. Start the process either by learning more about living donors, or press the button below to fill out the living donor form.

 

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Deceased Donor Kidney Transplants

This option is for patients who need a transplant but do not have a living donor

Kidneys are distributed to patients on the waiting list through the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). Recipients are determined by a point system that is calculated by the length of time they have been on the waiting list or on dialysis, or how well the donors match the recipients and emergent status of the recipients, as well as whether the patients are pediatric patients.

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant

This dual transplant - when you're exchanging the kidney and pancreas at once, is considered when individuals with Type I or Type II diabetes mellitus have developed kidney failure as a result of diabetes and have completed a transplant evaluation. It also has been determined that the individuals are acceptable candidates for the combined transplant. The patients are placed on the deceased donor list and receive a kidney and pancreas from the same donor. If patients have acceptable kidney donors, we can proceed with the living-donor kidney transplant. When patients recover from this surgery, they are placed on the waiting list for a pancreas (after kidney) transplant.