WHO PERFORMS THE PROCEDURE AND WHERE IS IT PERFORMED?
A kidney transplant is performed by a transplant surgeon in one of more than 200 UNOS-approved hospitals nationwide. If the patient has no living donor, he or she must go through an evaluation procedure to get on the UNOS national waiting list and the UNOS Organ Center's UNet database.
QUESTIONS TO ASK THE DOCTOR
How many kidney transplants have both you and the hospital performed?
What are your transplant success rates? How about those of the hospital?
Who will be on my transplant team?
Can I get on the waiting list at more than one hospital?
Will my transplant be performed with a laparoscopic or an open nephrectomy?