Faster care for patient success
At Medical City Fort Worth Transplant Institute, we believe kidney recipients and their living donors deserve the most sophisticated care. Our comprehensive program addresses your needs from every angle to guide you through each step along the way.
For more information about our kidney transplant program and transplant services, please call (855) 897-5292.
Kidney transplant team
We take pride in leading patients through the process of kidney transplant surgery. The team of transplant specialists at our hospital will assist in medical evaluations, post-transplant recovery, finances, emotional health, prescriptions, insurance, nutrition and more.
The kidney transplant team consists of:
- Transplant surgeons
- Transplant nephrologists
- Transplant administrators
- Transplant coordinators
- Transplant financial coordinators
- Transplant dietitians
- Transplant social workers
- Transplant pharmacists
- Independent living donor advocates
Kidney transplant process
We can arrange for you to receive all of your pre-transplant tests at Medical City Fort Worth. Or, if you prefer, you can get the standard medical tests at another hospital or doctor's office. In some cases, your insurer may not cover some of these tests unless you arrange for them through your primary care doctor.
You will be required to come to Medical City Fort Worth for certain evaluations, such as:
- Your meeting with the transplant surgeon and transplant coordinator
- Your evaluation by the transplant social worker
- Your meeting with the transplant financial coordinator
Being evaluated for kidney transplant
Your transplant coordinator will set up all the tests and evaluations you're having completed at Medical City Fort Worth for you. Usually, out-of-town patients must only come to Fort Worth for one or two days. Your transplant coordinator can help you find hotel accommodations during your visit, if needed.
Once testing and evaluations are complete, the transplant surgeon and the rest of the transplant team review the results. Together, the team decides whether a transplant is the best treatment for you.
Preparing for your kidney transplant
In some cases, patients will be asked to address certain health issues before we will consider them for a transplant. For instance, a patient may first need to lose weight or quit smoking to help ensure the transplant is safe and successful.
Financing your kidney transplant
The transplant financial coordinator is an expert on insurance issues and can help you find a way to pay for your operation, tests and medications. The coordinator will check whether your current insurance covers all the costs of a transplant. If you don't have insurance, the coordinator will help you find an appropriate plan.
Where to find us
The Medical City Fort Worth Transplant Institute is located around the corner from the main hospital. Head north on ninth avenue and turn right on Worth Street.
Our address is:
909 9th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Kidney transplant at Medical City 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