Kidney & Pancreas Transplant
The Cedars-Sinai Kidney Transplant Program is one of the largest and most successful in the country. We perform over 250 kidney transplants per year, for both adult and pediatric patients.
Stanley C. Jordan, MD is internationally recognized for his pioneering research in treating highly sensitized patients. Because of his research in breaking down barriers of blood and tissue incompatibility, we are a major referral center for complex patients from across the country. The development of these innovative approaches allows us to provide individualized care resulting in more patients successfully paired with compatible kidneys. That means less time on dialysis—and more time living a healthier life post-transplant.
Our Approach to Kidney and Pancreas Transplants
People waiting for transplants are usually on dialysis for several hours, several days a week. We know what a toll that takes on your health and your quality of life. That's why we've made it our mission to find innovative ways to pair kidneys with those in need of a transplant.
When you come to Cedars-Sinai for a kidney or a pancreas transplant, you can expect:
An Experienced Care Team
We perform over 250 kidney transplants each year on adults and children. We also perform about 10 pancreas transplants every year—a high volume for such a rare procedure. This volume translates into greater expertise for our surgeons and other specialists.
Innovative Transplant Techniques
Many patients in need of a kidney transplant have compatibility issues that make it difficult to find a match. Our center specializes in finding solutions for these complex cases that have been proven to be successful since the 1990s. Centers across the country refer patients who have no other options to Cedars-Sinai.
Our transplant specialists are actively involved in research and clinical trials to further push the boundaries of what's possible for kidney and pancreas transplants. Find out more about our research and clinical trials.
Our kidney and pancreas transplant team includes four surgeons, seven nephrologists (two of whom specialize in pediatric cases), and an experienced group of transplant coordinators and nurses, as well as social workers, pharmacists and dieticians who specialize in kidney transplant.
Types of Transplants We Perform
Our center offers a wide variety of options to help patients find compatible donors.