Kidney Transplant: Treatment Options

Transplantation can be a beneficial option for many patients with kidney failure (also called renal failure). For those whose kidney failure is due to type 1 diabetes, a combined kidney transplant is often recommended. 

Services available at UT Southwestern Medical Center include:

Kidney transplantation 
Performed for patients with kidney failure who are either on dialysis or may require dialysis in the near future
Living-donor nephrectomy 
Uses minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical techniques to retrieve a healthy kidney from a living donor and then transplant the organ into a recipient
Vascular access 
Minor operations used to prepare a patient for dialysis treatment