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Clinical Services

Kidney Transplant


The Kidney Transplant Program at Doctors Hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients with chronic renal disease, including end-stage renal disease.

Our team consists of physician and surgeon specialists and nurse coordinators whose purpose is the efficient pre-transplant evaluation and management and a smooth transition into the transplant phase.

Within the scope of our program exists the necessary services to provide comprehensive evaluation and management of patients before and after the transplant event.

Since the first kidney transplant was performed at Doctors Hospital in 1992 by Dr. Robin Roberts, expanded surgical techniques, improved anti-rejection protocols, and high-quality patient care characterize our transplant program and are critical factors in our current success in kidney transplantation.

Candidates for kidney transplantation are individuals with chronic kidney failure related to:

  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • glomerulonephritis (chronic kidney inflammation with failure)
  • polycystic kidneys
  • other kidney diseases

Patients have convenient access to a range of comprehensive services, including:

  • A Full-Service DialysisCenter - The New Providence Dialysis Unit offers dialysis in a comfortable and private environment.
  • Access Management - Physicians, nurse specialists, and ancillary personnel have the capability of establishing reliable dialysis access including fistulas, grafts, and peritoneal catheters. In addition, we have the surgical and interventional radiologic skills to troubleshoot and manage difficult access problems, including clotted access, graft revision, and catheter infections.
  • Living Donor Transplantation - Live donor transplantation has become increasingly common, due in large part to the success of the procedure. Living donation allows the immediate transplantation of kidneys into recipients so operations can be scheduled electively once a suitable living donor has been identified.



Family Involvement
Kidney transplantation is a family affair, especially if the recipient is receiving a kidney donation from a relative. For this reason, family members are intricately involved in the care process, including decision making and follow-up lifestyle changes. The transplant team helps kidney patients and their families communicate and learn about what is happening. They are available 24 hours a day to answer emergency questions. They also liaison among patients and referring physicians. Through their commitment and dedication, patients and family members experience a true continuity of care from admission into the program through post-transplant follow-up.


Patient Education
The complexity of kidney transplantation requires intensive education for patients, living donors (if applicable), and family members. Recipients and donors receive extensive one-on-one instruction and education by members of the multidisciplinary transplant team.


For More Information
To obtain more information about this program or to make a referral contact our Transplant Coordinator at 302-4713 or the New Providence Dialysis Unit at 302-4600 ext. 5214



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