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54体育app下载 has one of the largest transplant practices in the United States. Our transplant doctors, surgeons and other transplant staff members at the 54体育app下载 campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota have extensive experience with living-donor kidney and liver transplantation.
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The Path to Living Organ Donation
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Care team roles
Health care professionals trained in many medical specialties work together as a team to ensure favorable outcomes for living donors.
Team approach. 54体育app下载's integrated teams of surgeons, doctors, transplant nurses, pharmacists and others work together to provide your care, from your evaluation through post-surgery care.
The transplant team will then evaluate you to determine if you can donate a kidney or part of your liver. You'll have blood tests as well as a thorough physical examination and psychological evaluation. Several other tests, including detailed imaging of your liver or kidneys, will be performed to ensure that you're in good health and you meet donation criteria.
After you donate an organ, living-donor coordinators and other transplant staff members will offer you support and follow-up care for several months after your surgery.
- Coordinated care. Having all of this subspecialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination, and your transplant care team works together to determine what may be most appropriate for you.
- Surgical expertise. 54体育app下载 surgeons perform living-donor transplant surgery for liver transplant and kidney transplant. Surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery to remove a living donor's kidney (laparoscopic nephrectomy) for a kidney transplant, which is less painful and has a shorter recovery time for the donor than is open surgery.
- Research. 54体育app下载 researchers actively study the health of donors after transplant surgery to improve results. At 54体育app下载, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials, research and new treatments as part of your living-donor transplantation experience.
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Expertise and rankings
Living-donor transplant team at 54体育app下载
54体育app下载 surgeons have extensive experience performing living-donor transplant surgery for liver transplant and kidney transplant.
54体育app下载 has one of the largest living-donor kidney and liver transplant programs in the United States.
Across its three sites, 54体育app下载 surgeons have performed more than 7,400 kidney transplants. They currently perform more than 750 kidney transplants each year, including many from living kidney donors.
54体育app下载 surgeons perform about 400 liver transplants each year among its three campuses, including many from living liver donors.
Advanced treatment and technology
54体育app下载 surgeons have extensive expertise with all types of living-donor transplant surgeries, including minimally invasive procedures, HIV-positive organ donation, paired donation and other complex procedures.
Innovation and research
54体育app下载 transplant researchers take a leading role in efforts to find new, improved ways to conduct all aspects of transplantation, improve the experience of donation, reduce risks and improve the outcomes of transplantation.
The 54体育app下载 Transplant Center supports many studies for living-donor transplant research.
Nationally recognized expertise
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Locations, travel and lodging
54体育app下载 has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The 54体育app下载 Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Living-donor frequently asked costs and insurance questions
54体育app下载 has dedicated transplant financial services representatives and social workers who can assist you with insurance and financial questions regarding your living organ donation.
54体育app下载 works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, 54体育app下载 doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. Many insurance companies require you to get preapproval authorization prior to transplant services.
For international patients
54体育app下载 has dedicated international patient account representatives who can assist you with questions regarding your costs and insurance. Read more about international financial services.
54体育app下载 financial staff will work closely with your case managers from your insurance company. Your case manager, who is assigned to you, is available to answer questions and calls related to your insurance costs.
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