Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Center
979 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Monday – Friday
8AM – 4PM
What is Nephrology?
Nephrology is a branch of medical science that deals with diseases of the kidneys. A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure placing a kidney from a live or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly.
Comprehensive Kidney Care and Transplant Services
Erlanger is home to the region’s most comprehensive nephrology services — and the area’s only program to receive “best of” accolades from U.S. News & World Report. We also offer the region’s only kidney transplant program. Recently marking 25 years of saving lives, our program utilizes the latest minimally invasive techniques and has a record of patient outcomes that are among the best in the nation. Our multidisciplinary team works closely with referring physicians from throughout the region to assure well-coordinated diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with kidney disease.
Our Transplant Program Stands Apart
- Positive patient outcomes –
Our patient outcomes are among the best in the nation, with transplant service available right here in Chattanooga.
- Strong educational focus –
Our dedicated transplant educators and nurses work diligently to match individuals waiting for a transplant with suitable donated organs, while providing comprehensive pre-surgery orientation sessions and post-operative outpatient clinics.
- Shorter wait times –
Wait times for a new kidney at Erlanger are significantly shorter than the national average.
- Laparoscopic Live-Donor Kidney Nephrectomy –
Erlanger performed the region’s first hand-assisted, laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy, a minimally-invasive kidney removal procedure which allows quicker recovery.
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Help Save a Life by Becoming a Living Donor
A transplanted kidney from a living donor shortens patient wait times and improves outcomes. Find out more from the United Network of Organ Sharing: www.unos.org/donation/living-donation/
Transplantation In the News
Two-time kidney transplant recipient raises awareness for minority organ donation