Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center | Tampa General Hospital

#2 Kidney Transplant Program in the Nation

A national leader in transplant surgery for 50 years, Tampa General Hospital performed its first living donor kidney transplant in 1974. Since then, we have performed more than 13,000 transplant surgeries, including more than 8,000 kidney transplants. Ranked #2 in the nation by volume and highest on the East Coast, the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center brings together a world-class team of specialists to offer individualized, ongoing care for patients with kidney disease.

A kidney transplant is a procedure in which a patient with end-stage renal failure, also known as kidney failure or renal insufficiency, receives a new kidney from a suitable donor. Transplants are typically reserved for patients with end-stage renal failure, such as acute kidney injury or advanced chronic kidney disease – conditions that prevent the kidneys from adequately filtering waste products from the blood, and in which dialysis will not be an effective long-term solution. In most cases, kidney failure is caused by a separate underlying condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Patients with certain autoimmune diseases and genetic diseases (such as polycystic kidney disease) may also benefit from a kidney transplant.

Tampa General Hospital is ranked as a High Performing Hospital for kidney failure treatment by U.S. News & World Report 2023-24. TGH is also one of the few kidney transplant programs in Florida that serve pediatric patients through our pediatric kidney transplant program.

Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program

Tampa General is proud to offer a Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program. The TGH Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program is one of the leaders in the state of Florida in living-donor kidney transplantation. Approximately 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in the United States. For more information about this program, call (813) 844-5669 or 1-800-505-7769. Press 5 for the kidney transplant program, then 3 for the Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program.

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