Understanding Kidney Transplant

Your Guide to Kidney Transplant

During a kidney transplant, a diseased kidney is replaced with a healthy organ, either through a deceased or a living donor. If you are living with end-stage kidney failure or are exploring future options to treat kidney disease, a transplant can help restore function and improve your overall quality of life.

As with any surgery, you likely have many questions about kidney transplants. This guide can help answer those questions, giving you the power to make an informed decision about your treatment options.

By downloading our guide, you’ll learn:

• Conditions we treat with transplant surgery
• How you are evaluated for surgery
• What to expect once you are eligible for surgery
• Why choose Vanderbilt Health

The Vanderbilt Kidney Transplant Program is one of the oldest and largest programs in the country, performing more than 250 transplants per year. We offer innovative treatment options for kidney diseases in addition to kidney transplantation. Our specialists have the expertise and advanced training to perform even the most complex transplant procedures with excellent outcomes.