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Kidney Transplant Team

Team Approach Leads to Excellent Results

Our dedicated transplant team focuses only on patients undergoing transplant. Each person on the transplant team is an expert in a different area of kidney transplantation. Together, they bring their expertise, knowledge and understanding to each patient in our program

Kidney Transplant Team

  • Transplant Nephrologists - physicians who specialize in disorders of the kidneys. The transplant nephrologists will help determine if you are a candidate for transplant and will help manage your condition after surgery.

  • Transplant surgeons - physicians who specialize in transplants and who will be performing the surgery.

  • Nurse coordinators - nurses who organize all aspects of care provided to you before and after the transplant. The nurse coordinator will provide patient education and will coordinate the diagnostic testing and follow-up care.   Many of our nurse coordinators are have a national certification as a transplant coordinator.  All of our coordinators are Registered Nurses.

  • Social workers - professionals who will help your family deal with many issues that may arise including lodging and transportation, finances and legal issues.

  • Financial coordinators - financial experts who have extensive experience working with transplant patients. The financial coordinator will clarify the financial aspects  for your transplant surgery.

  • Pharmacists - dedicated pharmacists have extensive experience with medications for transplant patients and will monitor your medications while you are in the hospital and at clinic visits.

  • Dietitian - a dietitian will help manage your nutrition both before and after transplantation. The dietitian can help you with any special dietary instructions or diets to manage co-existing medical complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

  • Primary care physician - Your primary care physician and primary referring nephrologist are a critical part of the transplant team. You need to maintain a relationship with your primary care physician and nephrologist since they will be a vital part of your general care. Your transplant specialist, nephrologist and primary care physician will work together to provide continuing care to you following transplant

  • Other team members – professionals who will evaluate you before transplantation and will make recommendations to the team. These include, but are not limited to, anesthesiologists, hematologists, infectious disease specialists and psychologists

For additional information or to begin a transplant evaluation, call 314-TOP-DOCS (314-867-3627) or toll free [Dynamic_Phone_Number].

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