Transplant Services

NewYork-Presbyterian is an international leader in the transplantation of organs such as the heart, lung, liver, kidney, intestine, and pancreas. Our transplant surgeons perform these procedures on an almost daily basis. With transplant programs that have existed for decades, we have some of the highest transplant surgery volumes and better than expected outcomes. People come to us from across the country and around the world for our expertise and our reputation for providing many types of transplants more quickly than other centers.

Teams of Transplant Specialists

Each patient's transplant team includes a transplant coordinator to manage all care, transplant surgeons, medical doctors with expertise in the organ being transplanted, nurses, dietitians, social workers, financial counselors, and other healthcare professionals with the compassion and skills to coordinate the many facets of transplant care. Transplantation is a major procedure. You will need lifelong care and follow-up, and we are here to provide it for you.

The Nation's Largest Kidney Transplant Program

The kidney transplantation programs at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center are the oldest in the region and the largest in the nation. We have the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the United States. Our transplant specialists have pioneered novel ways to expedite the pairing of donated kidneys with the people who need them, helping more patients to receive transplants before they need dialysis.

Leaders in Liver Transplantation

At NewYork-Presbyterian, you are ten times more likely to receive a liver transplant than at other hospitals in the region. Our Living Donor Liver Transplant Program is one of the largest in North America. We have completed more than 2,000 liver transplants, with outcomes that meet or surpass national averages.

The Area's Largest Lung Transplant Center

The major center for lung transplantation in the New York Tri-State area—the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia—is one of the oldest in the United States. Our doctors showed that a novel technique called "ex vivo lung perfusion," used to prepare donor lungs outside the body prior to transplant surgery, could significantly increase the available pool of lung donations by restoring and repairing donor lungs that have sustained damage.

Pioneering Pancreas Transplantation

NewYork-Presbyterian has one of the largest pancreas transplantation programs in New York State, caring for patients with the most complex medical and surgical challenges. We offer this option in combination with kidney transplantation, enabling the transplanted pancreas to protect the new kidney from the damage caused by diabetes. We are leaders in the transplantation of insulin-producing islet cells—a new approach with the goal of reversing or preventing diabetes.

Special Support for Living Donors

The donation of kidneys and liver tissue from living donors has made kidney and liver transplantation possible for many recipients who might not otherwise be able to receive these organs. NewYork-Presbyterian has prominent living donor kidney and living donor liver transplant programs featuring dedicated teams and support services just for donors. We recognize how valuable these donations are— organs from living donors often results in better success rates after transplant—and we go to great lengths to educate and support living donors.

Specialists and Subspecialists in Every Area

NewYork-Presbyterian is known throughout the world as a leading provider of health care. As a major medical center, we can address all of your healthcare needs, such as co-existing conditions like heart disease and diabetes, and connect you with the specialists you need to meet those needs.

Contact

NewYork-Presbyterian/
Columbia University Medical Center

Transplantation
Phone: 212-305-6469

NewYork-Presbyterian/
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Transplantation Surgery
Phone: 212-746-5330