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Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Center

979 East 3rd Street
Suite B-1002
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Fax: 423-778-2442

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.

Erlanger Health System It's Kidney Awareness Month!

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