Kidney Transplants

Patients who have end-stage kidney disease, complications from diabetes, or both may be referred to Yale New Haven Transplant Center (YNHTC) for a kidney transplant evaluation. Our well-established program offers traditional transplantation of the kidney donated from a deceased donor as well as living-donor transplantation.

Adult Kidney Transplant Services

The YNHTC kidney transplant staff has earned a national reputation for its clinical and academic excellence, and is recognized as a national leader in clinical research. YNHTC specializes in matching potential kidney donors; and our surgeons perform both right and left total laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, unlike many transplant programs that perform the left side laparoscopically while using open surgery for the right side.

The physicians, nurses and staff affiliated with the kidney transplantation program are experts in transplantation techniques, anti-rejection (immunosuppressant) drugs, post-transplant care and the management of related health conditions of patients with kidney disease.

Pediatric Kidney Transplants

Children who undergo kidney transplants at YNHH are admitted to an age-appropriate inpatient unit at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.