Since performing South Texas’ first civilian kidney transplant in 1970, University Health Transplant Institute has been a pioneering force in organ transplantation and research for children and adults suffering from organ failure. Our physicians and surgeons use evidence-based practices and a successful multidisciplinary approach with an unyielding commitment to providing patients and their families world-class health care.
Our survival outcomes currently rank best in South Texas. Our objective is to restore optimal health to those suffering from end-stage kidney disease. Compared to dialysis, kidney transplantation is associated with:
- Better quality of life
- Lower risk of death
- Fewer dietary restrictions
- Increased energy and independence
We have a vibrant living donor kidney transplant program with options for paired exchange and living donor chains that decrease wait times and improve the quality of life for a maximum number of kidney patients on the wait list.
Submit a patient referral online. To speak to a program manager, call 210-567-5777 or toll-free 1-888-336-9633.
Hospital to hospital transfer
Health care providers looking to transport a patient to University Hospital can do so with one simple phone call:
To transfer an adult patient to University Hospital: 210-358-2500
To transfer a pediatric patient to University Hospital: 1-855-484-7733