Kidney and Pancreas Program

Patients who have end-stage kidney disease, complications from diabetes, or both may be referred to YNHTC for transplant evaluation. Our well-established program, in existence for more than 20 years, offers traditional transplantation of the kidney donated from a deceased donor as well as living-donor transplantation.
YNHTC specializes in matching potential donors and participates in the New England Program for Kidney Exchange (NEPKE). YNHTC is the only center in New England where surgeons perform both right and left total laparoscopic donor nephrectomy to minimize patient discomfort and speed recovery after donation. The physicians, nurses and staff affiliated with the kidney transplantation program are experts in transplantation techniques, anti-rejection (immunosuppressant) drugs, post-transplant care and the management of related health conditions of patients with kidney disease. Our program is the only one in Connecticut to offer transplants to patients within the HIV population.

Adult Kidney Transplant Services

The YNHTC kidney transplant staff has earned a national reputation for its clinical and academic excellence, and is recognized as a national leader in clinical research. YNHTC specializes in matching potential donors; and our surgeons perform both right and left total laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, unlike many transplant programs that perform the left side laparoscopically while using open surgery for the right side. 

The physicians, nurses and staff affiliated with the kidney transplantation program are experts in transplantation techniques, anti-rejection (immunosuppressant) drugs, post-transplant care and the management of related health conditions of patients with kidney disease.

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Services

Children who undergo kidney transplants at YNHH are admitted to an age-appropriate inpatient unit at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Pancreas Transplant

Over the past decade, improved anti-rejection drugs have helped make pancreas transplantation a successful option for many people. A new pancreas provides a way to slow the progression of complications from kidney failure, or it can help patients who have extreme difficulty with glycemic control. 

YNHTC is the only center in Connecticut to perform pancreatic transplants. Far less common than kidney or liver transplants, these operations are usually performed for type 1 diabetics who have renal disease. YNHTC provides isolated pancreas transplantation, simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplantation and pancreas following kidney transplantation. The transplantation of a kidney, pancreas or both organs at once is offered to patients who suffer from end-stage kidney disease, complications of diabetes or both. 

The physicians, nurses and staff are experts in transplantation techniques, anti-rejection drugs, post-transplant care, and the related health conditions of patients with pancreatic disease.
Database: Another Tool in the Search for a Kidney
Patients awaiting kidney donations have another option with a new national database that attempts to match kidney donors with incompatible recipients to reciprocal pairs in an effort to allow more patients to receive living donor transplants. 

Patient Locations

To Make an Appointment
Please Call: 203.785.6501
Referral Line: 866-YALE-TXP
(866.925.3897)

Yale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, 4th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
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Greenwich Hospital
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
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