Going through the kidney transplant process can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help.
At UR Medicine, we support you and your family during the entire kidney transplant journey. At your first appointment, our providers will sit down with you and discuss your needs. They’ll listen to your concerns, answer questions, and do their best to put your mind at ease.
Our multidisciplinary team of specialists will care for you medically, surgically, mentally, and emotionally. We care for the whole patient, not just your illness. That’s why our outcomes are among the best in the nation.
By the Numbers
Total Transplants (104 Kidneys, 1 Pancreas) Performed in 2022
Pediatric Kidney Transplants Performed in 2022 (Most Since 2014)
Deceased Donor Transplants Performed in 2022
UR Medicine's Approach
At UR Medicine, we know a kidney transplant is a lifelong commitment for you and for us. We’re with you every step of the way.
Preparing for a transplant and living with it will affect your life in many ways. So we get to know you well, and we’ll help you maintain and resume many of your activities and even become involved in new ones.
Our definition of success extends far beyond the operating room. We commit the time and resources to making your life after the transplant itself as successful as possible.
It takes a team to perform a transplant. We’ve gathered a team of expert surgeons from all over the world.
The University of Rochester founded the biopsychosocial model, which treats the whole patient rather than just disease. We consider all your life circumstances, personalizing your treatment based on what’s best for you. This includes providing a transplant psychiatrist and social worker who look after your mental and emotional health.
Our kidney transplant team includes:
- Transplant surgeons who perform your procedure
- Nephrologists who take care of your kidneys before and after surgery
- Pharmacists who dispense medication, answer questions, and consult with doctors about which medications are best for you
- Psychiatrist for your mental and emotional health
- Social worker who helps you and your family understand and process your diagnosis
- Transplant coordinator who helps guide you through the transplant process and understand it
- Dietitians who help ensure you are getting proper nutrition and educate you on the type of diet you may need to follow before and after your transplant
- Transplant ID physicians who prevent and treat infectious complications in pre- and post-transplant patients
- Patients themselves, who are important members of their care team. You will be kept up-to-date about your treatment and be involved in the decision-making
Anonymous Donor Changes a Life
"Odesi now sees her future as bright. 'I was prepared to be on dialysis for at least five years. My donor was God-sent, risking their life for a total stranger.'"
What Sets Us Apart?
UR Medicine is the first and only kidney transplant center in the Northeast offering robotic surgery for kidney transplant recipients. With robotic surgery, the surgeon performs the operation but uses the robot and the instruments as additional tools to enable a more precise surgery.
We are a pioneer in transplantation in upstate New York. UR Medicine has the only heart transplant program, the only liver transplant program, and the only live donor liver transplant program in upstate New York. And our outcomes are among the best in the nation.
You can see the excellent outcomes of our transplantation program by visiting:
- United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
We aim to make this as simple and stress-free as possible for patients and their families. For patients traveling from out of town, we have partnerships with local organizations that provide your family with affordable places to stay, such as the Hope Lodge and Harbor House.
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Patient Education & Support
Evaluation for Transplant
In order to learn about transplant and if it may be right for you, we require the patient and their primary caregiver review the following.
- Donating a Kidney: Financial Coverage
- Kidney Transplant Education Session
- Kidney Transplant Medication Costs
- Patient Information for the Use of Hepatitis C Infected Organs in Hepatitis C Negative Recipients
- Pediatric Transplant Education Session
Requirements for Discharge After Transplant
In order to learn about how to take care of your new organ and manage life post-transplant, we require the patient and their primary caregiver review the following at the time of discharge.