Kidney Transplant Care

Our kidney experts use an individualized, patient-centered approach to give you advanced kidney transplant care.

Kidney Transplant Care

Our kidney experts use an individualized, patient-centered approach to give you advanced kidney transplant care.

Compassionate, Expert Care for Kidney Transplants

If you are living with advanced kidney disease or kidney failure, dialysis and transplant are your two main treatment options. Our USC Kidney Transplant Program team is committed to providing compassionate, expert care to kidney transplant recipients and donors.

Our kidney transplant specialists manage all aspects of your care, from evaluation through surgery and recovery. We are highly experienced in kidney transplantation surgery and care, including managing the most complex conditions. Our renowned doctors are a trusted team for referring physicians, locally and nationally, providing care to patients who cannot be treated elsewhere. Our kidney transplant doctors are well-versed in living- and deceased-donor transplantation care.

We are leaders in groundbreaking kidney transplant research and offer innovative surgical techniques, such as robotic nephrectomies and single-port laparoscopy. In addition, our team can perform both transfusion-free surgeries and living kidney donation surgeries using minimally invasive transplant techniques.

As part of our commitment to helping our kidney transplant patients get the care they need, we give you access to our Donate Well program that helps donors get healthy enough for a living kidney donation. Our program is also part of the United Network for Organ Sharing, the central agency that coordinates the nation’s organ transplant system.

Our mission is to help our kidney transplant patients — both recipients and donors — receive leading-edge, empathetic medical care, designed to meet their needs at every phase of their health journey.

How Can I Become a Kidney Transplant Donor?

Conditions We Treat

  • Advanced kidney disease
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • Kidney disease (renal disease)
  • Kidney failure and diabetes

Treatments and Services We Offer

  • Deceased-donor kidney transplants
  • Donor nephrectomy (surgery to remove a healthy kidney from a living donor)
  • Living-donor kidney transplants
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pancreas transplant
  • Post-transplant care, including surgical post-operative care and treatment for rejection and infection
  • Robotic transplant surgery
  • Single-port laparoscopy
  • Transfusion-free care

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get care for a kidney transplant at Keck Medicine of USC?

Your primary care provider or specialist can refer you to our kidney transplant team, or you can schedule an appointment by calling (323) 442-5908.

What type of support services does Keck Medicine offer?

Every patient will be assigned a transplant coordinator, who is the main person helping them navigate the transplant process. Our transplant coordinators help you with communications, gathering your medical records and more. They also connect you to a network of support services, including financial assistance resources.

We also offer access to Donate Well, a wellness program designed to help living donors get healthy enough for organ donation.


Number of kidney transplants our team has performed since 1991


Number of kidney transplant surgeries we perform each year


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Years we have delivered expert kidney transplant surgery care in CA

Why Choose Us for Kidney Failure Treatment

Our one-year survival rates are among the highest in the Los Angeles area.

Our transplant coordinator connects you to an extended care team of dietitians, pharmacists, social workers and other support services.

We give you access to a full portfolio of clinical trials and the latest advances in treatment therapies and medications.

Your care team includes kidney transplant surgeons and transplant nephrologists, with extensive training and experience in all aspects of kidney transplantation.

We were named a Center of Medical Excellence for kidney transplant by Aetna, Anthem, Cigna Life Source, Interlink and Optum.

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