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About kidney transplant in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

For end-stage renal disease (ESRD), there are two treatment options:

  • Dialysis to perform some of the blood-cleaning functions the kidneys can no longer adequately do
  • Organ transplant to replace the failing kidneys

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) asserts that, of the more than 660,000 Americans with kidney failure, 468,000 are on dialysis while some 193,000-plus are living with a functioning kidney transplant.

The basics of kidney transplant, from Dallas Nephrology Associates’ experienced specialists.

In kidney transplantation, a single kidney from a deceased or living donor is transplanted into recipients with ESRD to do the job of both of the recipient’s failing kidneys. Not everyone with ESRD can have a kidney transplant, and a transplant is a treatment for ESRD, not a cure. Daily medicines and routine doctor visits will always remain necessary, and there is a lot to know and do to ensure the health of the transplanted kidney.

At Dallas Nephrology Associates, we are experienced, highly trained kidney specialists, and our team includes many physicians with advanced, specialized training specific to kidney transplant. In addition, we are dedicated to ensuring that you are fully informed about this important treatment option, what is involved in qualifying for it, and what to expect from the process.

With kidney transplant, daily medicines and routine doctor visits will always remain necessary, and there is a lot to know and do to ensure the health of the transplanted kidney.

Find out what you need to know about kidney transplant.

The good news about kidney transplant is that it works. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDKK) reports that the probability of patient survival 1 year post-transplant is about 95 percent for deceased-donor kidney transplant and 98 percent for living-donor transplant.

A key aspect of kidney transplant, however, is that the wait to receive a donated kidney can be years. NIDDK says the median wait time is more than 3.5 years; many people wait much longer.

So, what do you need to know? What can you expect from the evaluation process? What is involved? Get the information you need related to kidney transplant in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area by following the links below.

  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation – At Dallas Nephrology Associates, our transplant physicians are involved in the evaluation of patients and donors for transplant at several transplant centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and we coordinate transplant evaluations for the Dallas-area transplant centers according to the American Society of Transplantation’s guidelines and the protocols of the centers themselves.
  • Living Donor FAQ – Get answers to the most common questions about becoming a living kidney donor.
  • Dallas Transplant Institute – Learn about our Dallas Transplant Institute, one of the world’s most complete and up-to-date transplant programs for transplant care.
  • Social Services – Transplant patients face a number of different issues and changes that can be challenging. There are social services in place to help these people, and DNA helps you know what your options are, who to contact and what to do to get what you need.
  • Transplant Nutrition Counseling – Get the answers you need regarding diet and nutrition following a kidney transplant. Also, remember that DNA’s kidney-care team includes licensed, registered dietitians who can help you eat right to get the most benefit from your treatment.

For leading-edge care in the Dallas-Fort Worth area related to kidney transplant, call Dallas Nephrology Associates at 877-654-3639. You can also reach us via our convenient online form.