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Kidney & Pancreas Transplant

World-class Clinical Expertise With a Personal Touch

Methodist Dallas has been doing kidney transplants for nearly four decades. To date, we have performed over 2,600 kidney transplants with outcomes that meet or exceed national averages. At Methodist, experienced surgeons, not those in training, will perform your surgery thus decreasing the complication rate.

Kidney Transplant

There are many causes of kidney failure, but the leading ones are diabetes and hypertension. No matter the cause, you may be a candidate if your creatinine clearance is less than 20 cc/min. Your nephrologist will guide you on timing.

A kidney transplant can help you get back to the routine you enjoyed prior to becoming ill. Kidney recipients report feeling better, having more energy, and enjoying the freedom from the dialysis schedule that dictated their lives.

Whether you are pre-dialysis or have been on dialysis for several years, a transplant may be an option for you. We will carefully evaluate you to see if a transplant is what you need. Above all, we look out for your best interest. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care. In some cases, that means not getting a transplant because the risks may be too high.

During the evaluation, you will have the opportunity to learn all about transplants and get answers to all of your questions.

The first step is to complete an application.

For more information about kidney transplant view our Kidney Transplant Guide.

Pancreas Transplant

The pancreas is an organ with different functions. It produces insulin as well as enzymes to help absorb nutrients from food.

Pancreas transplant is available to some people with Type I or Type II Diabetes. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) dictates the criteria for pancreas patients. A pancreas transplant requires a functioning kidney. Some people receive a kidney and a pancreas at the same time, some a pancreas after a kidney transplant, and some only need a pancreas.

The staff will evaluate you and your situation to see if a combined kidney-pancreas transplant or a pancreas transplant alone is right for you. We will always guard your safety and seek the best treatment option for you.

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Minimal requirements are as follows:

  • Diagnosis of Diabetes requiring insulin
  • Severe pancreatic dysfunction
  • Non-smoker
  • Generally limited to those under age 50
  • Must allow blood transfusions

Visit the Methodist Health System website to learn more about Pancreas Transplants.

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Multi-Organ Transplant

Multi-Organ constitutes the transplant of more than one organ type at a time. This program encompasses liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants.



  • First kidney transplant
  • Living Donor Kidney Program


  • Methodist performed the first pancreas transplant in the DFW area


  • Methodist performed the first heart-kidney-pancreas transplant in the world


  • Methodist performed the first successful laparoscopic nephrectomy in Texas


  • Opened Puerto Rico Transplant Satellite Office


  • Introduction of the antibody-lowering protocol


  • Methodist performed the first HIV-positive kidney transplant in the DFW area


  • Methodist’s first Paired Donor Exchange transplant
  • Methodist’s first altruistic donor


  • Robot assisted donor nephrectomy


  • 7 Satellite Offices 2019- 11 Satellite Offices


  • Hope Trail- HIV Organ Policy Equity


  • HCV positive organs used in HCV negative recipients