Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute (Oklahoma City)

Kidney Transplant Center

Front View of Urinary Tract: Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Oklahoma

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Our extensive experience of kidney transplant surgery leads to more positive outcomes:

  • Nationally recognized paired kidney transplant program
  • 98% one year living kidney transplant survival rate
  • 95% one year deceased kidney transplant survival rate
  • 90% three year living kidney transplant survival rate
  • 90% three year deceased kidney transplant survival rate
  • Average length of stay across all transplants of 6 days--4 days less than the national average
    *Transplant survival rates through June 30, 2010

We now offer online organ transplant referral forms.

Why Kidney Transplant Patients Choose INTEGRIS

An organ transplant is one of the most challenging surgeries, outcomes are only as good as external factors and surgeon performance allow. At the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City we offer world class individualized outcomes for kidney transplants from both living and deceased donors, from one of the largest and most experienced transplant teams in the US.

For more information see our pancreas and kidney transplant referral criteria list.

We offer potential pancreas transplant patients:

  • A streamlined patient evaluation process
  • Desensitization program
  • Living donor domino program
  • Multi-organ transplants including pancreas-kidney transplants
  • Medicare certified
  • Dedicated transplant intensive care unit
  • Learn more about our kidney transplant team

Kidney Transplant Procedure

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person. The kidney may come from a deceased organ donor or from a living donor. Family members or individuals who are unrelated but make a good match may be able to donate one of their kidneys for the transplant and can undergo organ donation at our Oklahoma City organ transplant center. This type of transplant is called a living transplant. Individuals who donate a kidney for transplant can live healthy lives with the remaining kidney.

A person receiving a transplant usually receives only one kidney, but, in rare situations, he/she may receive two kidneys from a deceased kidney donor. In most cases, the diseased kidneys are left in place during the transplant procedure. The transplanted kidney is implanted in the lower abdomen on the front side of the body.

Among the Best Transplant Survival Rates in the US

An analysis of the 1997 report published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that among the 32 centers (of 99 total centers) that exceeded 60 transplants in the report's most recent two-year interval, Nazhi Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City ranked:

  • 4th in the US in actual one-year survival (90 percent)
  • 6th in the US in disease-severity-adjusted one-year survival.

Our current one-, two-, three- and five-year transplant survivals are 89 percent, 86 percent, 83 percent and 75 percent.

Kidney transplant patients are referred to us from across the US, especially from surrounding states including: Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Nebraska and Louisiana." "

More Information On Our Kidney Transplant Surgery Program