Innovation and excellence are hallmarks of the Kidney Transplant Program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. For more than 20 years, Rush has been one of the most active transplant centers in the region.
Kidney transplantation is a treatment option for end-stage kidney (renal) disease. Once a patient has been diagnosed, the transplant process can begin with a phone call to the program. We can provide general information or a transplant nurse coordinator is available to answer specific questions about treatment.
In addition to our offices located on the Rush campus, the team provides care for patients following surgery at a satellite office in west suburban Oak Brook, Illinois.
The Kidney Transplant Program at Rush offers the following services:
Living donor transplants (transplants from a blood-compatible relative, friend or acquaintance). Rush's experience and national statistics have shown that there is a greater chance of long-term success with living donors.
Kidney donor surgery available using micro-invasive, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy or the high-definition da Vinci Surgical System.
Transplants using hard-to-place organs for suitable recipients. The team at Rush has the most experience in Illinois and an excellent success rate with these organs.
Transplantation for patients with HIV/AIDS. The team at Rush is among the most experienced in Illinois at performing transplants in this patient population.
Innovative techniques to ensure that highly sensitized patients are able to receive transplants.
Follow-up care as needed.
Bilingual staff and interpreter services for non-English-speaking patients.
Hear from patients who received kidney transplants at Rush: