Expertise and rankings

Each year, Mayo's doctors and surgeons diagnose and treat thousands of people who have kidney disease. Mayo Clinic's Kidney Transplant Program is among the largest in the country. And our kidney transplant teams in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are leaders and innovators in living-donor kidney transplantation.

People with challenging health situations come to Mayo Clinic for help, even those who have been unable to find a compatible donor kidney. Our doctors and surgeons are experts in several kidney transplant options, such as those listed below. And Mayo has one of the largest paired-donor programs in the United States. Success in this program might reduce your time on the waiting list for a donor kidney. If no match is found for you through kidney paired donation, Mayo doctors might have other options to consider with you.

Mayo Clinic surgeons have been performing kidney transplants since 1963. They have completed thousands of successful surgeries and contributed to the science of transplantation, making kidney transplants safer and available to more people.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

May 09, 2023