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Welcome to the Center for Abdominal Transplantation at SLU Hospital

Here at our Center, we provide a full range of medical and surgical services for patients with end-stage renal disease and liver disease. Whether you are a new dialysis patient in need of access care or a person with declining liver or kidney function, our multi-disciplinary team is here to support you. With a long standing history of medical excellence, we strive to provide compassionate and state-of-the-art care for patients with organ failure.

Learn more about our Abdominal Transplantation services:

Why SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital?

  • Ongoing communication with referring physicians through all phases of care
  • Kidney transplant outcomes exceed national averages
  • Dedicated transplant team manages patient care at all stages from pre-transplant evaluation to post-transplant surgical care
  • Multidisciplinary team practices in a recently renovated clinic
  • Coordinated visits with healthcare team minimizes patient trips to the hospital
  • Designated Intensive Care Unit for transplant surgical management
  • Hospital’s size and configuration offer easy access to transplant team
  • Assistance with housing and transportation for out-of-town patients and families


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A New Smartphone App Helps Patients Share Their Need for a Living Organ Donor


ST. LOUIS – Currently more than 100,000 people with kidney failure are awaiting transplantation in the US. Despite this profound need, only 12,000 deceased donor kidney transplants (DDKT) are performed…

From left-to-right, NKF SCM16 Transplant Course faculty: Matthew Weir, MD; Dorry Segev, MD, PhD; Amy Waterman, PhD; Krista Lentine, MD, PhD

Experts in Transplantation Share Insights at the NKF Spring Clinical Meeting


Photo caption: From left-to-right, National Kidney Foundation SCM16 Transplant Course faculty: Matthew Weir, MD, Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, Amy Waterman, PhD, Krista Lentine, MD, PhD   ST. LOUIS – Every spring,…


Donate Life Interview with St. Louis Public Radio


April 21, 2016, ST. LOUIS – To help raise organ transplant awareness during “Donate Life” month in April, two experts from SSM Health SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital’s Center for…

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Expanding Live Donor Kidney Transplant Options for Sensitized Patients


ST. LOUIS – Patients with kidney failure who have high levels of pre-formed antibodies in their blood — a condition called “sensitization” — face unique barriers to transplant access because of…