Expertise and rankings

Experience

Living-donor transplant team at Mayo Clinic Living-donor transplant team at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic surgeons have extensive experience performing living-donor transplant surgery for liver transplant and kidney transplant.

Transplant leader

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest living-donor kidney and liver transplant programs in the United States.

Across its three sites, Mayo Clinic surgeons have performed more than 7,000 kidney transplants. They currently perform more than 600 kidney transplants each year, including many from living kidney donors.

Mayo Clinic surgeons perform about 300 liver transplants each year among its three campuses, including many from living liver donors.

Advanced treatment and technology

Mayo Clinic surgeons have extensive expertise with all types of living-donor transplant surgeries, including minimally invasive procedures, HIV-positive organ donation, paired donation and other complex procedures.

Innovation and research

Mayo Clinic transplant researchers take a leading role in efforts to find new, improved ways to conduct all aspects of transplantation, improve the experience of donation, reduce risks and improve the outcomes of transplantation.

The Mayo Clinic Transplant Center supports many studies for living-donor transplant research.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has been recognized as the best Nephrology hospital in the nation for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

June 24, 2016
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