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.
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Why Choose Us
Why choose Cleveland Clinic?
Cleveland Clinic is a top U.S. hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 "America's Best Hospitals" rankings. This year, Cleveland Clinic ranked No. 2 in the country. The Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute also ranked No. 1 in the country, and Cleveland Clinic is also recognized for excellence in most of the other medical specialties ranked by the magazine.
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.
Getting a Second Opinion
If you or a loved one would like a second opinion from a top specialist at Cleveland Clinic, but may be disabled or find it too difficult to travel, we offer MyConsult. The MyConsult program is an online medical second opinion that connects you to our physician experts who will review your medical records and diagnostic tests to assess your suitability for transplant.
Select patients can now see our specialists online from their home or office by using the Cleveland Clinic Express Care® Online tool. This service allows patients a fast, secure and easy way to receive care from their healthcare team in a live virtual visit using a smartphone (iPhone or Android), tablet or computer. Virtual visits cost only $49, and the benefits of choosing this appointment option include no travel or parking, no facility fee, less waiting, significant time savings and the convenience of seeing your physician from wherever you choose.
If you would like to use Express Care Online for your next visit, please call your provider’s office. If you are eligible, our team will schedule your virtual visit and provide details on the cost of your appointment and setup instructions.
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
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.