Transplant Services provides a multidisciplinary team approach with a focus on patient care throughout every step of the transplant process. For patients who suffer from renal failure, a transplant can be a life-changing gift. We were proud to achieve multiorgan transplant facility certification in 2016, with the addition of pancreas transplants to our kidney transplant services to better serve residents of New Mexico, as well as surrounding areas.
What is renal failure and how is it treated?
Renal (or kidney) failure is a gradual loss of kidney function. If your kidneys are not working well, this can cause a dangerous level of fluid or waste products to build up in your body. Chronic kidney failure (or CKD) can be caused by many different things such as diabetes, high blood pressure, polycystic kidney disease or recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs). While treatments for each stage of kidney disease are different, once you have progressed to end-stage renal disease (or ESRD) your options are limited to either dialysis (which is an ongoing treatment to filter toxins) or a kidney transplant. Presbyterian’s Transplant Services can help you understand your individual treatment needs and decide if an organ transplant is right for you.
Transplant Services partners with New Mexico Donor Services, a leading organ procurement organization, and we are certified by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Medicare (CMS). If you are interested in finding out more about becoming an organ donor, please visit our Donor Page FAQ’s and Patient Resources.
Presbyterian Transplant Services is an Optum Center of Excellent in kidney transplant surgery. Our program successfully achieves quality standards that show our dedication to providing safe, high quality care with more successful surgical outcomes, fewer complications and lower re-admission rates.
You can learn more about the transplant process and our transplant team here at Presbyterian in our quarterly newsletters. In addition, for patients who are beginning the transplant process, we have a series of orientation videos which can be viewed at the link below.