San Diego Organ Transplant Surgery
Serving San Diegans in organ transplantation for more than 35 years.
For more than three decades, Sharp HealthCare has been at the forefront of organ transplantation in San Diego. Our commitment to you begins long before and well beyond your operation.
An organ transplant surgery team that you can trust.
Our transplant teams have helped change the lives of many patients through kidney, heart, pancreas and multi-organ transplant procedures. Our transplant program has one of the highest patient survival rates in the country, and we strive to bring The Sharp Experience to each and every patient.
What type of transplant are you looking for?
At Sharp, we are proud to have pioneered the first heart transplant surgery in San Diego. Led by a medical team with unparalleled expertise, our heart transplant center has performed more than 450 heart transplants since 1985.
Kidney and pancreas transplantation.
For more than 30 years, Sharp has led the way with its Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, which has one of the highest survival rates in the country. Since 1990, we have performed more than 2,300 kidney transplants.
Our goal at Sharp is to give you as many opportunities as possible for a donor match. For that reason, we participate regularly in kidney-donor chains — where matches to donors and recipients are carried out across the country. Our live kidney donor program means that you can receive a kidney from a friend, relative or stranger via a donor exchange program.
Explore Sharp Health News.
First ‘heart-in-a-box’ procedure a success
Bertha Tablit is alive today because of advanced heart transplant technology.
A phone call leads to a new kidney and renewed life
After a kidney disease diagnosis, Brad Lipetzky received a new kidney and a new lease on life.
A sign on a truck leads to a kidney donation (video)
A sign on the back of her husband’s truck helped Annemieke Frost Hutchinson find a kidney donor.