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Home|Doctors & Services|Services & Centers|Kidney Transplant Services

Kidney Transplant Center

Presbyterian Healthcare Services is the only transplant program in New Mexico to offer laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, a less-invasive surgery with small incisions, for living kidney donors. Having a laparoscopic donor nephrectomy results in less pain and scarring after surgery, a shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery time. Patient referrals are accepted by: self-referral, physicians, insurance companies, and other facilities for transplant services. We also offer evaluations for kidney transplant recipients and living kidney donors.

Recipient Options Include

  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant

    Donors can be family, friends, or a spouse. A living donor kidney transplant is the preferable option for most recipients as the outcomes are generally better and the surgery itself can be scheduled at a time that best suits the recipient. Kidney donation can be an important but difficult decision. We offer educational materials and are happy to answer any questions to help with the decision making process.
  • Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant

    If there are no potential living donors, a recipient candidate can be placed on the list with United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for a deceased donor kidney.

Kidney Transplant Center Providers NM Surgical Associates

  • Staff

  • Kirby D. Gabrys, MD Medical Director
  • Brenna Trujillo, RN CCTC Program Manager
  • Melissa Roberts, RN MSN Pre-Transplant Coordinator
  • Sheri Powell, RN CCTC Pre-Transplant Coordinator
  • Lisa Guthrie RN BSN CCTC Pre-Transplant Coordinator
  • Patty Denison, RN Living Donor Coordinator
  • Jenny Buehler, RN Post-Transplant Coordinator
  • Susan Shaffer, LISW Transplant Social Worker
  • Laurie Pugsley LISW Living Donor Transplant Social Worker
  • Chaplain Mary Catherine Casey, M.Div. Living Donor Advocate
  • Gloria J. Rawlings, Transplant Financial Coordinator
  • Cheryl Bramley, Transplant Senior Secretary
  • Phil Green, Transplant Decision Support

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  • Location Information

  • Physician Office Building (on the south side of Presbyterian Hospital)
  • Eighth floor, Suite 820
  • Albuquerque, NM 87125-6666
  • Mailing Address:
  • P.O. Box 26666
  • Albuquerque, NM 87125-6666


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Phone: 505-841-1434 or 800-597-7217
  • Fax: 505-222-2149
  • For directions to our office, please call 505-841-1434

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