Since its inception in 1990, Sharp Kidney and Pancreas Transplant has become a leader in organ transplantation, boasting one of the highest survival rates in the country. We have performed more than 1,400 successful kidney transplants for patients suffering from chronic renal failure.
We also perform pancreas transplants and simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants. Almost all pancreas transplants are done to treat cases of Type 1 diabetes and it's typically reserved for those who have serious diabetes complications.
Why Choose Sharp for Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Surgery?
Throughout the years, Sharp has held a leadership role in kidney-pancreas transplantation.
In 1999, Sharp Memorial Hospital was the first hospital in Southern California to offer minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to our living donors, making it easier for them to return to normal activities sooner and with less pain.
Our patient and graft survival outcomes consistently place us among the top transplant programs in the nation. We have demonstrated graft survival rates at or above the national average since our inception. Graft survival refers to the function of the transplanted kidney.
Sharp's Adult Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Program is proud to work with the California Institute of Renal Research to offer our patients cutting-edge clinical trials.
We have a dedicated transplant donor team who will support potential donors and their recipients through each step of the living donor work-up process.
We routinely perform kidney transplants on patients who normally would be ineligible for a transplant due to compatibility concerns. This can be done through our kidney desensitization program. This process removes unwanted antibodies from a patient's blood stream in order to help prevent the body from rejecting the transplanted kidney.