Our focus is on getting you well — a commitment supported by the highest outcomes nationally for kidney-pancreas transplant survival.
Among the Best in the U.S. for Kidney Disease
U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center as a high-performing hospital in kidney disease.
The Rush Approach to Kidney-Pancreas Transplant
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes or renal failure, a kidney-pancreas transplant can help you get back to health. And at Rush, you're in good hands. Our specialists are highly experienced in kidney-pancreas transplants, consistently achieving higher than national average patient survival rates of 100%, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
Our multidisciplinary team makes sure you get the best, most thorough care. That starts with your transplant evaluation and continues through our surgery, recovery and follow-up care.
Our goal is helping you return to a full, healthy life where you'll no longer need dialysis or insulin injections. In fact, a kidney-pancreas transplant can help slow, halt or even reverse progression of diabetes-related complications, such as vision, nerve and kidney damage.
We can get you in to see our kidney-pancreas team within two weeks, or sooner, of your first call to Rush.
Rush Excellence in Kidney-Pancreas Transplants
- Excellent outcomes: The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients confirms our kidney-pancreas transplant one-year patient survival rates for deceased donor transplants are among the highest in the Chicago area.
- A team to support you: Because a kidney-pancreas transplant requires a team approach, your care team will include transplant surgeons, cardiologists, nephrologists, hepatologists, behavioral therapists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists and financial coordinators — all focused on helping you through the transplant process.
- Follow-up care where — and when — you need it: After your kidney-pancreas transplant, you'll need lifelong care to monitor your overall health and manage the medications you're taking to protect against organ rejection. We make it easy for you to get this follow-up care, with convenient locations in Chicago and Oak Brook.
- Second opinion services: Rush offers second opinion services to help you explore all possible treatment options or advanced diabetes and renal failure, including kidney-pancreas transplant.