Experts at Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute have been performing kidney transplants for more than 50 years.

The Center for Renal and Pancreas Transplantation operates a full range of services for patients with advanced renal failure facing the possibility of renal replacement therapy. Our services include evaluation, wait list maintenance, transplant procedures, and follow up care. Additionally, appropriate diabetics can qualify for pancreas or combined pancreas and kidney transplantation. In selected patients with renal vascular disease or ureteral loss, renal autotransplantation can be performed.

The center is multidisciplinary and is staffed by three surgeons and six nephrologists. Transplant urologists work very closely with nephrologists on patient management issues. The center also involves nurse coordinators, social workers, dietitians and financial counselors.

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Scheduling an Appointment for Transplant Evaluation

An appointment begins with a referral from a patient’s personal nephrologist. Patients can then be scheduled for an evaluation that will involve a more comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation. Additional laboratory, radiographic and cardiovascular testing is usually performed. Based upon these tests, qualified candidates will be placed on the wait list for a kidney. If a living donor is identified and found to be suitable, some patients will proceed to living donor transplantation.

For most patients with advanced kidney disease transplantation provides a survival advantage compared to dialysis and an improved quality of life.

Interested in becoming a Living Donor?

Get started today by filling out our confidential online health questionnaire.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Why choose Cleveland Clinic?

Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Cleveland Clinic kidney transplant program is a member of the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS), meeting all their requirements for kidney transplants.

Awards & Recognition

Cleveland Clinic is the only hospital in Northeast Ohio to be recognized as a platinum member for organ awareness by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for outstanding efforts to promote organ donation awareness.

Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits

You can now stay connected to your healthcare team through virtual visits, using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Why go virtual? It's an easy, convenient and secure way to see your provider face-to-face without having to leave home. This saves you travel time, parking fees and time spent in the waiting room — and you can also have a loved one or caregiver join you. If appropriate, you can also get a prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.

Many insurance companies cover the cost of virtual visits, so check with your insurance company ahead of time. Interested in getting started? Call your provider to find out what virtual visit options are available.

For More Information

Please contact our pre-transplant office for additional information on kidney transplantation by phone at 216.444.6996 or toll-free at 800.223.2273 ext. 46996.

Akron General Transplant Evaluation Clinic

Akron General Transplant Evaluation Clinic

Physicians from Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute’s nationally ranked programs are now available at Akron General to see kidney disease patients interested in transplantation. The benefits of a successful kidney transplant are many. Most people find they have increased stamina and energy. They can return to a more normal lifestyle, and those who were dependent upon dialysis can enjoy newfound freedom. Potential transplant candidates include:

  • Patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stage 4 or 5
  • Patients currently receiving chronic dialysis treatment

The majority of evaluation, testing and lab work will be performed in the familiarity of Akron General, where our employees and volunteers are happy to assist you. Transplant surgery will occur at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.