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    Pediatric Surgery - Kidney Transplant


    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 1-800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Pediatric Kidney Transplant surgeons at Kentucky Children’s Hospital work with the physicians and staff of UK HealthCare’s Transplant Center to provide kidney transplantation for children that meet the criteria. The UK Transplant Center has been providing transplantation services since 1964 and is now performing more than 130 transplants each year.

    Our transplant physicians, nurses and clinic staff bring extensive expertise to treat and support the needs of this special group of patients. To ensure the highest level of collaborative effort, the transplant team provides continual feedback, pre-transplantation to post-transplantation, to the referring physician regarding each patient’s plan of care.

    Outpatient evaluation and management of organ disease takes place in the Transplant Center, located on the fourth floor of UK Chandler Hospital. To facilitate access to the clinic, the Transplant Center covers parking costs for transplant patients.

    For patient appointments: 859-323-6544 or 1-866-474-6544    Fax: 859-257-8966

    Living Kidney Donor Transplantation

    In recent years that has been an increased demand for kidney transplantation resulting in expansion of the living kidney donation. About 45 percent of kidney transplants in the United States now come from living donors. The living donor program offers potential advantages for the recipient:
    • Reduced waiting times
    • Early referral could mean avoiding dialysis
    • A kidney from a living donor is likely to function better from the beginning and last longer.


  • Clinic Location

    Transplant Center
    UK Chandler Hospital
    Fourth Floor, Room C403
    800 Rose Street
    Lexington, KY 40536-0293

    Mailing Address

    Transplant Center
    UK Chandler Hospital, C416
    800 Rose Street
    Lexington, KY 40536-0293


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