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Kidney Transplant


Adult Kidney Transplant

UCLA consistently ranks among the top five programs nationwide for the number of kidney transplants performed, with outcomes better than the national average for two decades.

Why Choose UCLA for Adult Kidney Transplant?
Anatomy of the Kidney

We offer the largest kidney transplant program on the West Coast. Our team of expert physicians and surgeons offers benefits and experience other programs cannot provide, including:

  • Outstanding outcomes: Our three-year graft and patient survival rates have been higher than the national average for two decades. Other programs around the country refer their most challenging cases to us, because we routinely take on patient cases that are anything but routine.
  • Highly specialized team: Our team of specially trained medical specialists and surgeons includes dedicated transplant coordinators, a social worker and a dietician, as well as seamlessly coordinated care from other UCLA experts.
  • Top-ranked patient care: Our patients benefit from the technology and sophisticated services of one of the nation's top hospitals. UCLA Health consistently ranks among the top five hospitals in the nation, and the Best in the West, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals survey.

Learn more about the kidney transplantation procedure.

Full Spectrum of Kidney Transplant Care

Our kidney transplantation program provides comprehensive care and support for all stages of kidney disease. We offer:

  • Multi-organ expertise: Our transplant surgeons work closely with other medical experts at UCLA, including the Urology Department, one of the nation's top programs. We have successfully transplanted multiple organs for complex patients, and our physicians and surgeons are skilled in transplanting all solid organs, including:
  • Outstanding care for all phases of kidney dysfunction: Our kidney transplantation physicians and providers work hand-in-hand to evaluate patients anywhere on the spectrum of kidney disease. Our excellent communication ensures you receive needed preventive care and treatment, before, after or instead of transplantation.

What to Expect: Support Before, During and After Transplant

Kidney transplantation is widely recognized as an effective, and preferred, therapeutic option for the treatment of end-stage renal disease. At UCLA, we continue to care for you long after your transplant surgery is complete.

From the moment you walk through the door, through the procedure and for years to come, we take pride in our approach to care. We engage you in in decision-making, in a personalized, culturally sensitive environment.

You can expect:

  • Coordination and support: We try to make evaluation and appointments as thorough and convenient as possible for you and your loved ones. Surgeons and nephrologists participate in your transplant evaluation, as well as a social worker, dietician and transplant coordinator. These experts will work with you from diagnosis through discharge.
  • Rehabilitation and discharge: Our rehabilitation and post-transplant protocols help you return home as soon as possible.
  • Follow-up care: Our dedicated physicians and providers often continue to care for you for years to come. If you and your physician prefer, we help your referring physician provide your follow-up care and get any needed answers. Our transplant recipients are part of the UCLA family, and we are available to care for them at any time.

Learn more about our patient education.


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