Why Choose Us?
Since the first kidney transplant in 1967, Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) Transplantation Institute continues to offer world-class, innovative, comprehensive evaluation and transplant care for adult and pediatric patients with chronic renal failure or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Every year, our success rates for kidney transplantation consistently equal or exceed the national average. This unmatched level of surgical expertise has enabled us to save and enhance the lives of transplant patients who are considered high-risk at other centers.
Adult Kidney Transplants
Our multidisciplinary Kidney Transplant Team includes:
- Transplant surgeons
- Transplant Nephrologists
- Transplant Nurse Coordinators
- Case managers
- Financial Coordinators
- Nurse Practitioners
- Social Workers
- Transplant Pharmacists
The Transplantation Institute’s comprehensive team approach enables us to provide deceased donor, living-related and living-unrelated kidney transplants, paired chain donation, as well as dialysis access surgery for patients. Our Kidney Transplant Program has some of the highest success rates in the nation. We implement the latest cutting-edge technology and research. Committed to making man whole, LLUMC responds to our transplant patients needs through compassion, innovative treatments and continuity of care. Transplant recipients enjoy an improved quality of life free from dialysis, injections and blood transfusions along with fewer dietary restrictions.
Pediatric Kidney Transplants
The Kidney Transplant Program at LLUMC Transplantation Institute provides children of all ages and their families with highest quality of care. Through our compassion and commitment to excellence, our multidisciplinary transplant team addresses the needs of pediatric patients. Our expertise in the transplantation of young children is indicated by our proven track record. The success of our pediatric program is largely due to our multidisciplinary team approach that is designed to meet children’s special needs and determine an individualized treatment program. Before and after transplantation, our Kidney Transplant Team supports pediatric patients and families by closely monitoring the patient’s progress. The deep personal bond that develops between our transplant team and patients is critical to the overall success of kidney transplant.
LLUMC Kidney Transplant Team’s skills and experience are demonstrated through our individual transplant center data. Visit the third party resources below to see how LLUMC Transplantation Institute’s Kidney Transplant Program compares with other transplant centers on a regional and national level in categories such as wait times, number of transplants performed, survival rates, organ donation and recovery.
- United Network for Organs Sharing (UNOS): A private, nonprofit organization that coordinates the nation’s organ transplant system, providing vital services to patients awaiting lifesaving organ transplants. For more information or to view data related to LLUMC Transplantation Institute’s statistics and performance, visit http://www.unos.org/data/.
- Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR): A national database of transplantation statistics including organ donation, waiting list candidates, transplant recipients and survival rates. The registry exists to support the ongoing evaluation of scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation in the United States. For center-specific statistics on LLUMC’s transplant program, visit SRTR Transplant Program and OPO Specific Reports or click on the transplant program statistics below.
With the accessibility of our facilities and ease of scheduling an appointment, LLUMC’s compassionate staff is dedicated to providing you with whole-person care. Our commitment to the well-being of your mind, body and spirit begins with your request for an appointment. Make an appointment by calling us toll-free at 1-800-548-3790 or locally at 909-558-3636, by filling out our online request form or by visiting our facilities today.