Communication is key to successful treatment. Kidney transplant teamwork

People with kidney failure benefit from Mayo Clinic’s team approach.

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Mayo Clinic's kidney transplant doctors and surgeons use proven innovations to successfully treat people with kidney failure and complications of diabetes and other diseases. Their experience in using minimally invasive surgery, new medicines to prevent organ rejection and specialized procedures makes Mayo Clinic a leader in transplant outcomes.

Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 600 kidney transplants a year, including for people with very challenging kidney conditions who need special solutions and surgeries. And Mayo Clinic kidney transplant teams in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are leaders in living donor kidney transplants. People who receive a kidney from a living donor usually have fewer complications than do those who receive a kidney from a deceased donor.

Care team works with patient Kidney transplant care

Your care team works with you every step of the way, from preoperative testing through recovery.

Mayo Clinic's experts focus on your needs, bringing to your situation the strength of their:

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic's kidney transplant team is recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise in comprehensive specialty treatment for people with serious kidney conditions. Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States.
  • Teamwork. Mayo's kidney transplant specialists are focused on your needs and your family's needs. They collaborate with you and a multidisciplinary team of doctors in endocrinology, infectious disease management and other specialties to provide the most appropriate treatment.

    By working together, your surgeons, doctors, transplant nurses, pharmacists, social workers and others manage every aspect of your kidney transplant, from planning through post-surgical care.

  • Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons use innovations and complex procedures available at only a select few institutions. And they have advanced the science and clinical practice of transplantation, including paired donation, multiorgan transplants, living-donor transplants and kidney transplant before dialysis is needed (preemptive transplant).

    Mayo Clinic kidney doctors and surgeons also have expertise in many other areas of kidney transplantation. For example, if paired donation isn't an option for you, they may talk with you about anti-HLA antibody, ABO incompatible or positive crossmatch transplants.

  • Innovative research. Our scientists and physicians are involved in research that makes transplants safer and available to more people. At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials and new treatments.

    Every day the Transplant Research Center brings together specialist surgeons, diabetes doctors (endocrinologists), experts in human cell therapy and other experts many from other institutions — to collaborate.

Kidney team consultation

Kidney doctors and allied health professionals collaborate to ensure each person understands his or her treatment options.

Mayo Clinic surgeons perform kidney transplants at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Kidney transplant in children is provided at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. At Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, doctors partner with Phoenix Children's Hospital to treat children who may need kidney transplants.


Mayo Clinic kidney doctors and surgeons work with a multidisciplinary team to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. They have expertise treating people in many areas of kidney transplantation, including those listed below. Not all services are available at each of Mayo Clinic's three campuses, in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Physician-surgeon consultation

Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons work together to help people with kidney failure.

Sept. 11, 2018
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