Organ Transplantation Overview
Northwestern Medicine organ transplantation surgery is conducted at the Organ Transplant Center, and lung transplants are conducted through the Lung Transplantation Program. The Northwestern Medicine Organ Transplant Program is dedicated to comprehensive, compassionate care throughout the transplant process and consistently ranks among national leaders in transplants performed and patient outcomes year after year.
Physicians, surgeons, nurses, dietitians and other professional members of the transplantation team are dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients who undergo a transplant. Our services include:
- Kidney transplantation
- Liver transplantation
- Pancreas/islet cell transplantation
- Intestine rehabilitation and transplantation
- Living donor organ transplantation
- Hispanic transplant program (Programa de trasplantes para Hispanos - en español)
- Heart transplantation
- Lung transplantation
We are a national leader in islet cell transplantation for patients suffering from severe type 1 diabetes. The center also takes a leadership position in innovative alternative treatment, laparoscopic kidney donation, prednisone-free transplantation and living-donor liver transplant surgery.