Kidney Transplant Candidate Selection at University Hospitals

Each person’s journey to transplant is unique. Generally, a kidney transplant is indicated for patients who are suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients are in Stage 4 or 5 of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Learn More About Kidney Transplant at UH

To refer a patient call 216-844-3689.
To learn more about our kidney transplant program, call
216-286-6830.

Conditions We Treat

Kidney transplant may be considered for serious kidney conditions including:

Other serious conditions that can benefit from kidney transplant include congenital renal obstructive disorders leading to hydronephrosis, including:

  • Megaureter
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Prune belly syndrome
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

Patients with end-stage renal disease or other kidney conditions will undergo a evaluation to help determine if they are a good candidate for kidney transplant.

Who Doesn’t Qualify for a Kidney Transplant?

Not all patients are candidates for kidney transplant. The following conditions may complicate a kidney transplant or make it less likely to succeed: