Leading the Way in Kidney Transplantation Services
North Shore-LIJ Health System provides kidney transplantation services for patients with many different types of kidney diseases, as well as living donor services. Kidney transplantation -- a surgical procedure that replaces a person's diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person -- has become widely available, making this surgery a viable treatment option. The kidney may come from a deceased or living organ donor. Family members or unrelated individuals who make a good match may be able to donate one of their kidneys, which is called a living transplant. Individuals who donate a kidney can live healthy lives with the remaining kidney.
Organ transplantation has become the treatment of choice for end-stage kidney failure. Compared to other life-sustaining therapies, kidney transplants have prolonged survival and, most importantly, enhance the quality of life of individuals with advanced, irreversible kidney failure.
Our goal is to ensure that kidney transplant surgery is available to the communities served by North Shore-LIJ Health System in an efficient and convenient manner. In our efforts to achieve this, we have assembled an experienced, interdisciplinary kidney transplantation team.
We are able to deliver the highest quality of kidney transplants care in both outpatient and inpatient settings.