Combined kidney and pancreas transplant is performed for those who have kidney failure as a complication of insulin dependent diabetes. After combined kidney and pancreas transplantation, the kidney will be able to filter wastes so dialysis will not be needed. The transplanted pancreas will produce insulin to control the diabetes.

The first step toward receiving a transplant is to be referred by your primary doctor, nephrologist, and dialysis nurse or by contacting us directly. Then, the evaluation process begins. This evaluation includes the following:

  • Initial interview
  • Review of medical history
  • Physical examination
  • Psychosocial evaluation with a trained social worker
  • Financial counselor to review insurance issues and medication funding
  • Blood tests for tissue typing and antibody screening
  • Screening for living donors (including overall health check and blood test)
  • Consultations with various specialists
  • Presentation to multidisciplinary pre-transplant committee to determine suitability

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Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a transplant specialist, please call our scheduling line:

855-546-0702

Transplant Clinic Lab Hours

Monday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Friday: 7 am to 3:30 pm

Research & Clinical Trials

Research is a critical part of what we do at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Learn more about our research on treating and managing advanced disease and transplantation surgery.