Transplant Surgery

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Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program


The Kidney Transplant Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is a national leader, known for its expertise in kidney and pancreas transplantation.

We performed our first kidney transplant in 1967 and the state’s first pancreas transplant following a kidney transplant in 1987. Today, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin physicians perform 120 to 140 kidney and kidney and/or pancreas transplants each year, making ours among the largest programs in the country.

We take a multidisciplinary approach throughout our End-Stage Kidney Disease and Kidney Transplant programs. A team of transplant-experienced specialists, including surgeons, nephrologists, endocrinologists, nurses, social workers, coordinators, dietitians and psychologists, works closely with patients from initial evaluation through post-transplantation.

Our integrated approach takes into account the whole picture of a patient’s health, which benefits the patient throughout the process. As a result, our program exceeds the national average in patient and graft survival rates. Go to the Web site for the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients to see reports on transplant outcomes.

In transplant medicine, experience is vital. We have performed thousands of transplants since our program began, and our physicians have cumulative transplant experience that exceeds that of other programs in the region. Because many of our physicians focus solely on transplant medicine, they are on the leading edge of new developments and the latest treatment options.

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