Kidney & Kidney/Pancreas Transplants

Why have a transplant at the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute?

Independently-Verified Quality


  • One-Day Work-Up: offers patients pre-transplant medical, psychological, social, and financial counseling conveniently scheduled on the same day
  • Short Wait Times: Ochsner kidney/kidney-pancreas patients have shorter wait times than the national median.
  • Shorter hospital stays following transplantation gets you home sooner.


  • Ochsner remains one of the nation's most active kidney/kidney-pancreas transplant programs conducting more than 138 transplants in 2013.
  • Ochsner has performed more than 1,400 kidney/kidney-pancreas transplants in adults and children.
  • Interdisciplinary team approach to care consisting of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, dieticians, financial coordinators and social workers.
  • Providing care to patients from eight countries

Patient Care

After transplantation, Ochsner closely follows care for all patients. We take pride in creating an environment that supports the needs of our patients and their families. Lodging is available onsite at the Brent House Hotel and nearby to create a collaborative long-term care effort between the Ochsner team, your referring physician, and your family, and you.

Since 1984, we have performed over 1,300 kidney and kidney-pancreas transplants. Both solitary pancreas and combined kidney-pancreas transplantation services are offered at Ochsner.

The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Team is dedicated to working with patients, their families and referring physicians to deliver the highest quality of care available anywhere. Comprehensive pre-transplant evaluations are performed at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans or, if preferred, evaluations can be performed in collaboration with referring physicians.

After the initial evaluation, recommendations regarding candidacy for transplantation are determined by a multi-disciplinary committee and given to the patient and referring physician. Transplant candidates are then placed on a national register to await the availability of a cadaveric organ.

The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) facilitates the recovery of donor organs and is one of the most effective organ procurement organizations in the country. Living donations are encouraged for patients seeking kidney transplantation. Pre- and post-transplant care is provided at Ochsner on a floor dedicated solely to the care of transplant patients. It’s one of the many ways we work hard to lessen the stresses of transplantation.

We not only deliver excellent medical care to our transplant patients, but also address the emotional, financial, and practical support issues so often faced by transplant patients and their families. Ochsner is a Medicare-approved transplant center for kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation, as well as a Center of Excellence for many insurers.

For information on how to become an organ donor: LOPA

Transplant Hotline 1-800-643-1635