Kidney disease affects millions of Americans and can lead to kidney failure or End-Stage Kidney (Renal) Disease (ESRD). Without therapy, patients with kidney failure will die. Kidney disease affects millions of Americans each year and may lead to total kidney failure or End-Stage Kidney (Renal) Disease (ESRD). The only two treatment options for patients with ESRD are dialysis or kidney transplantation. Kidney transplantation offers the best outcome to patients by improving the quality of life and providing many more years of productive life.
Upstate University Transplant Services offers a comprehensive kidney transplant program for patients suffering from End-Stage Renal (Kidney) Disease (ESRD), the final stage of kidney failure. Our Surgeons perform approximately 100 kidney transplants annually making Upstate's kidney transplant program one of the most experienced kidney transplant programs in the upstate New York area. We have received the Bronze Level Award for organ donor and transplantation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Upstate Kidney Transplant Program has the shortest wait time to transplant of any program in New York State.
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Our goal is to provide our transplant patients with the best and most advanced care available during all stages of their transplantation from surgery preparation, through the surgery itself and including postoperative care. We understand that you will have questions and concerns throughout the transplantation process and we will guide you every step of the way, providing you with the answers and support to make this process as comfortable as possible.