The Kidney Transplant Program at Keck Hospital of USC is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients with chronic renal disease, including end-stage renal disease.
Our transplant team consists of physician and surgeon specialists and nurse coordinators whose purpose is the efficient pre-transplant evaluation and management and a smooth transition into the transplant phase.
Following kidney transplantation, care will be coordinated by the USC nurse transplant coordinator and depends on consistent communication between the transplant physicians, the patient and the referring doctor.
The Kidney Transplant Program is one component of the full-service Multi-Organ Transplantation Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Additionally, all of our transplant programs are members of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), which is the central agency in the United States that is responsible for equitable allocation of organs. These affiliations provide our patients with the best opportunities to receive new organs.
Since the first kidney transplant was performed at Keck Hospital of USC in October 1991, more than 250 have been done afterwards, with an average 92% patient survival rate and 87% graft survival rate at three years post-transplant — statistics well above the UNOS national averages.
Full Scope of Services
Expanded surgical techniques, improved anti-rejection protocols, and high-quality patient care characterize the USC program and are critical factors in our current success in kidney transplantation. Candidates for kidney transplantation are individuals with chronic kidney failure related to:
- Glomerulonephritis (chronic kidney inflammation with failure).
- Polycystic kidneys
- Other kidney diseases
USC's kidney transplant program is in Aetna’s Institutes of Excellence ™ Network
USC's adult kidney transplant program participates with the Anthem Centers of Medical Excellence Transplant Program
OptumHealth Care Solutions has named Keck Hospital of USC a Center of Excellence for its adult kidney transplant program