Experts at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute provide specialized care for people receiving kidney transplants.
Our modern facilities include state-of-the-art testing sites, dedicated inpatient surgical and intensive care units, outpatient physician offices, and single-occupancy rooms for all of our patients.
We conduct kidney transplant evaluations and provide pre- and post-transplant outpatient care at our Manhattan location and on Long Island at NYU Langone Surgical Associates—1300 Franklin Avenue.
We provide care for children through Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.
When a Kidney Transplant Is Needed
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We have the shortest wait time for a kidney transplant in the Northeast.
People are born with two kidneys, one on each side of the spine. Kidneys are responsible for filtering blood and removing excess fluid and waste products from the body, which then leave the body as urine.
The kidneys also regulate blood pressure, ensure electrolyte and acid–base balance, and aid in the production of new bone tissue and red blood cells.
When kidney function is impaired, as in acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease, the kidney can no longer perform these activities. This puts a person at risk for medical complications that can include high blood pressure, swelling, life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, anemia, and bone loss. Kidney disease may progress to the point where dialysis, a treatment that uses a machine to remove fluid and waste from the blood, is no longer effective and a transplant is needed.
All patients awaiting a kidney transplant are seen on a regular basis at our outpatient transplantation clinic. Our doctors collaborate with each patient’s referring physician to ensure your medical care continues as you await a transplant.
Forms of Kidney Transplant
There are two types of kidney donation: from a living donor, which is a person who is willing to donate one of his or her kidneys, and from a deceased person whose family has consented to donate the person’s organs. Deceased donors are the most common source of kidneys for transplant.
In either situation, the organ is removed from the donor and placed into the recipient by our team of highly skilled transplant specialists. For living donors, our medical team supervises your recovery to ensure you can quickly return to an active lifestyle.
After the transplant, all patients are followed closely in our outpatient transplant clinic.
For more information or to make an appointment, call the NYU Langone Transplant Institute at 212-263-8134.