Kidney transplant center in Austin, Texas
Learning that you may need a kidney transplant can be an overwhelming process. At St. David's North Austin Medical Center, our expert transplant specialists are here to provide you with comprehensive, compassionate care every step of the way.
The members of your transplant team will meet with you one-on-one in a private hospital setting to deliver a personalized experience. We will work with your referring physician on a regular basis to keep them informed, assuring that you will receive the best possible care throughout your transplant journey.
For more information about our transplant services, call us at (512) 901-2880.
Advanced kidney transplant services
The Kidney Transplant Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center has been serving the region since 1996, performing lifesaving kidney transplants and providing exceptional care.
Our specialists understand that a kidney transplant is not just a surgical procedure—it is a life-changing experience with wide-ranging physical and emotional benefits. Our goal is to work together as a team, assuring that you receive high-quality care and support throughout the transplant process.
What is a kidney transplant?
Sometimes, an individual may have a kidney that no longer functions properly and cannot be repaired or saved by traditional methods—such as medication or surgery. In these cases, it may be recommended the patient visit a transplant specialist.
A kidney transplant is the process of finding a healthy, functioning kidney from one individual and transplanting (surgically inserting) it into the body of the patient who needs it.
How does the kidney transplant process work?
If your doctor believes you may require a kidney transplant, they will recommend you to our transplant team for an evaluation. The evaluation allows us to determine the severity of your current organ failure and whether or not you are eligible for a transplant.
If you are eligible, you will be placed on a waiting list while we search for a donor that is compatible with your individual criteria.
Types of donors
We offer two main methods of kidney donations to increase the likelihood that you will have timely access to the kidney you need.
Deceased donor transplant
One method of receiving an organ is through a deceased donor transplant. Many of our transplant donations are made by the families of deceased individuals who have identified themselves as organ donors. The donation of a deceased loved one's healthy organs gives recipients the opportunity to continue living long and full lives.
Living donor transplant
When possible, receiving a living donor organ is usually preferable to a deceased donor transplant. This is because living donor organs tend to function longer in the body and may provide better outcomes than deceased donor organs. A living donor transplant also eliminates the need to stay on a waitlist.
Living donor transplants are usually possible with organs such as the kidney, where a patient can offer to donate one of their own organs. Sometimes, partial donations from a living donor are also possible.
How to get started as a living donor
We provide a quick online questionnaire that allows our team to know more about you and your interest in becoming a living donor. Click the link(s) below to get started.
Where to find us
The Kidney Transplant Center at St. David's North Austin Medical Center is located on Renfert Way, the street that runs behind the hospital.
Our hours of operation are:
Mon - Fri: 7:45am - 5:00pm
Our address is:
Medical Oaks Pavillion 1, Suite 350
12201 Renfert Way
Austin, TX, 78758
Phone: (512) 901-2880
Fax: (512) 901-2885
Kidney transplant at St. David's HealthCare
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to restore proper kidney function when a kidney is no longer able to function on its own. A donor kidney is procured and replaces the failing kidney with a healthy one.Learn about Kidney transplant