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When it comes to transplantation, access is critical. The last thing a
patient undergoing major organ transplantation wants is to be lost in
the shuffle of a difficult-to-reach or impersonal urban hospital.
Post-operative care for kidney transplant is an intensive proposition
typically involving at least eight patient visits in the first six
months, with as many as three to six return visits for every year
The convenience of local health care offers a better opportunity for
evaluation, listing and post-transplant care. Additionally, coordinating
care with other health care professionals involved in your medical care
(primary care physician, nephrologists, endocrinologist, podiatrist and
others) is simplified in your local environment.
Rhode Island Hospital, affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School
of Brown Medical School, is easily reached from anywhere in southern New
England. Patients here enjoy the best of both worlds; they are
remembered as individuals while being treated according to the highest
standards in the country.
We offer a close-knit environment like that of a community
hospital, but at the same time we are backed by all the supporting services that come with being one of the highest volume medical
centers in New England. We offer an easy, quick flow from initial
consultations through every step of follow-up scheduling.
The most fundamental requirement of a renal transplantation program is
reliable access to donor organs. Rhode Island Hospital consistently
ranks in the top three among 14 renal transplantation centers in New
England in recovery of kidneys and other organs for transplantation from