Why Choose Beaumont for Kidney Transplant
Beaumont’s kidney transplant program is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients with chronic kidney disease, including end-stage renal disease. We have been transplanting patients with kidney disease for more than four decades, having performed more than 2,300 kidney transplants since 1972. Our highly skilled team provides expertise in transplantation with an innovative approach tailored to the individual needs of each patient. This helps lead to our superior results, which consistently meet or exceed national averages for kidney transplant outcomes.
We routinely perform high-risk transplants, including for highly sensitized individuals, those needing repeat transplantation (second, third, fourth) or patients requiring simultaneous multi-organ transplants. We have been very successful transplanting patients with co-existing illnesses such as viral hepatitis.
Over half of our patients are on steroid-free immunosuppression protocols.
We have established effective protocols to perform HLA Incompatible transplants (e.g. across a positive crossmatch, desensitization) and transplants across incompatible blood groups. Our patients also participate in the national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program if they have suitable living donors that are incompatible due to blood group or tissue type, increasing the likelihood of benefiting from a living donor transplant. Our altruistic kidney donors are able to donate into the national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program, potentially allowing more patients to benefit from their gift of life.
We help our patients navigate through every step of the increasingly complex environment of transplant medicine. Our kidney transplant team includes skilled surgeons, experienced nephrologists, immunologists, donor advocates, financial coordinators, social workers, transplant dietitians, support staff and specially-trained nurse coordinators, who work in unison with your entire health care team to manage your care from referral through recovery.