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What Makes Us Special

​​​​​​​​Our Experience

We are Canada’s largest kidney transplant centre. Our surgical outcomes for survival exceed international benchmarks at one, five and ten years.

With over 50 years of pioneering experience,  we follow over 2,700 kidney transplant recipients, and have performed over 5,000 transplant procedures. Widely known for our innovative procedures and high success rates following kidney transplantation, surgeons and medical teams from all over the world come to learn our practices and adopt them as standard practice.

 

Our Specialized Kidney Transplant Programs

We offer  a  variety of specialized transplant programs for you to choose from, including Living and Deceased Donor Transplantation (for people with end-stage kidney disease) to Pre-Emptive Transplantation (for  patients who can have a transplant  before they need to start dialysis).

Our Living Kidney Donor Program is the largest in Canada, and we offer advanced options for patients with incompatible donors.  These options include:

  • Paired donor exchange
  • List exchange
  • Incompatible blood type de-sensitization
  • Reduction of high level of antibodies before transplantation

Living Donors also have the option of minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery, which allows for minimal pain and a shorter recovery time.

As part of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, we have built upon our success in kidney transplantation to develop our Pancreas Transplant Program, expanding our ability to treat patients with diabetes who need a pancreas transplant in combination with a kidney transplant or a pancreas transplant alone.

All kidney failure patients who are referred to our program are thoroughly evaluated to determine whether a kidney transplant would be the most appropriate treatment for their condition and goals.

We strongly believe in the ability of our team to provide our patients with expert, attentive, and compassionate care and welcome all referrals.

 

​Our Education

We offer training opportunities to medical students, residents and fellows. In our high-volume centre, trainees receive exposure to a large number of kidney transplant patients and gain experience in managing kidney transplants in different circumstances, including a living donation, a donation from a deceased donor or a donation after a person has experienced cardiac death.​