Kidney Transplant

Patient Journey

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We understand the road to transplant can seem overwhelming for patients. So we’ve created a series of videos to help explain the transplant journey from evaluation to waitlisting, and from pre- to post-transplant. Our dedicated team is here for you every step of the way. Hear from our experts on what to expect.

Kidney Transplant Overview

Learn how UT Southwestern approaches kidney transplantation in a multidisciplinary way. Discover how we make your path from evaluation to surgery as smooth as possible.

Hospital Course

Our Surgical Director, Dr. Parsia Vagefi, explains what to expect before, during, and after your kidney transplantation surgery.

Deceased-Donor Options

Our Medical Director, Dr. David Wojciechowski, explains the different types of deceased-donor options available once you are listed for transplant. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best possible outcomes by finding innovative options to decrease your wait time.

The Benefit of Living Donors

Learn about the advantages of a living-donor kidney transplant, the different types of living-donor options, and how to talk to potential donors.

Nutrition and Transplant

Hear from our transplant dietitian about the importance of nutrition before and after your transplant in order to ensure the best recovery and long-term health maintenance. We talk about the support UT Southwestern offers you every step of the way.

Post-Transplant Medications

After your transplant, you will be on several medications. Our transplant pharmacist discusses the different types of medications and our team’s role after your transplant.

Basics of Transplant Finance

Learn about the basics of transplant finance and the role of our dedicated financial coordinator, who will help you navigate the financial aspects of transplantation and all phases of care.