Once all of your tests and medical evaluations are done and you are cleared as a kidney donor, we will schedule a surgery date that is convenient for you-and for your recipient, too, if it is someone you know. You may wait for several weeks for your surgery, depending on how many other procedures have already been scheduled.
Our advanced facilities and dedicated transplant team make it easy to choose Sentara for your donor surgery. We offer:
- Experience: Sentara is one of the most active kidney transplant centers in Virginia. We routinely perform 60-70 kidney transplants every year-of which more than half are from living donors like you.
- In-depth screening & testing: We do a thorough medical evaluation to be sure you are healthy enough to donate a kidney, and that your recipient will receive the healthiest possible organ.
- Minimally invasive methods: In most cases, we use a laparoscopic surgical method to remove your kidney. Your surgeon makes 3-4 small incisions in your abdomen. This minimally invasive surgical approach helps you recover faster with less pain and discomfort.
- Meticulous follow-up care: You will work with a dedicated team of kidney transplant specialists who treat your recovery and healing as their top priority. Our goal is for you to return to doing the things you love as quickly as possible.