Transplant

We offer a leading kidney and liver transplant program, which is among the premier kidney and liver transplant centers in the country. With a cumulative experience spanning decades, our team of leading experts have provided cutting-edge care backed by proven outcomes in successful programs. 

Location

2535 S Downing St
Denver, CO, 80210
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Our Services

Patients at Porter Hospital receive the highest level of care with an entire transplant team is dedicated exclusively to every aspect of their treatment from medical care to dietary guidance, from social and psychological support to assistance with financial and insurance matters.

Kidney Transplant

Transplant

Kidney Transplant

The Centura Kidney Transplant program is an essential component of Centura Health’s medical and surgical strategy to care for all patients with chronic kidney disease.

Kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment option for severe chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. With a kidney transplant, you will be able to lead a better life, free of dialysis and its potential complications. You can eat a less restricted healthy diet and drink as much fluid as you want. If you are not yet on dialysis, an early kidney transplant will allow you to avoid having to start.

The best way to find out if you are eligible for a kidney transplant is to undergo a kidney transplant evaluation. This includes an assessment by a medical kidney specialist, a transplant surgeon, a social worker, a nutritionist, a pharmacist and a financial specialist. You will also undergo additional testing which will help the team decide the best course of treatment for you.

  • Transplant Nephrologist
  • Transplant Surgeon
  • Transplant Pharmacist
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Financial Coordinator
  • Dietician
  • Chaplain
Liver Transplant

Transplant

Liver Transplant

The Centura Liver Transplant program is an essential component of Centura Health’s medical and surgical strategy to care for all patients with liver disease.

Liver transplantation is the best treatment option for most patients with chronic liver disease and certain types of cancer. The vast majority of patients are able to return to a functional status that they enjoyed before they became sick.

The best way to find out if you are eligible for a liver transplant is to undergo a liver transplant evaluation. This includes an assessment by a medical liver specialist, a transplant surgeon, a social worker, a dietitian, a pharmacist, a financial specialist and possibly, a psychiatrist. You will also undergo additional testing which will help the team decide the best course of treatment for you.

  • Transplant Hepatologist
  • Transplant Surgeon
  • Transplant Psychologist/Psychiatrist
  • Transplant Pharmacist
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Financial Coordinator
  • Dietitian
  • Chaplain
Living Donor Kidney Transplant

Transplant

Living Donor Kidney Transplant

The Centura Living Donor Kidney Transplant program is an essential component of Centura Health’s medical and surgical strategy to care for all patients with chronic kidney disease.

Our program focuses on providing exceptional care and a personalized patient experience. Your treatment team will include a diverse group of physicians and team members from across the country who believe in a multidisciplinary approach to complex medical problems.

I want to donate a kidney to a friend/family member. How do I start the process?
Transplant centers cannot initiate contact with donors. If you are interested in donating a kidney, you must contact our office at 303-778-5797 so we can start the process. Once you have let us know you are interested in donating, we can begin gathering information about your health and start the evaluation process.

Am I eligible to be a donor?
There are some health restrictions to donation. We do not want to harm you, the donor, in an effort to help the recipient. The best way to find out if you could safely donate is to undergo a living donor evaluation. This includes meeting with an independent living donor advocate, a nephrologist, a surgeon, and the entire team. During the evaluation we will perform tests and meet with you to decide if it is safe for you to donate.

How long does the evaluation take?
The evaluation process can be as quick as 1 day or be much longer, depending on your health and availability. Regardless of the how long the evaluation takes, our primary goal is to keep you safe.

Is it safe to donate a kidney?
Can I have a normal life with one kidney? Yes, people with one kidney can, and do, lead normal lives. There are risks with the surgery, just like any other surgery, and our surgeons will explain those risks during the evaluation process. You may have to be more careful about your health and certain medications after donating a kidney, but our donors can tell you that kidney donation is a rewarding experience.

  • Independent Living Donor Advocate
  • Transplant Nephrologist
  • Living Donor Surgeon
  • Transplant Pharmacist
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Financial Coordinator
  • Dietitian
  • Chaplain

Conditions We Treat

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Certain Cancers
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Disease
  • Previous Failed Kidney Transplant

About

Centura Transplant

The experts at Centura Transplant provide individualized, whole person, addressing the unique needs of each of our patients. With a cumulative experience spanning decades, our experts provide cutting-edge medical and surgical treatments supported by national and international guidelines and best practices. Our multidisciplinary team will collectively work with you and your caregiver to provide the best opportunity for a successful outcome, including financial, nutritional and emotional support, counseling and ongoing post-transplant care.

Dr. Vedula