Transplant Surgery Rotation
The Transplant Service at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center performs more than 200 renal and pancreas transplants each year. On this dynamic service, an emphasis is placed on quality and personal service.
Residents, generally an intern (1 month rotation) and PGY-3 (2 month rotation), are an integral part of this multidisciplinary service, which includes transplant surgery attendings, transplant nephrologists, pharmacologists, nurse transplant coordinators and nurse practitioners. Thus, residents are exposed to and learn to work in an environment that requires a team approach.
Residents participate in all aspects of patient care. Residents are exposed to the medical aspects of and care for End Stage Renal Disease, diabetes, and parathyroid disease as well as the surgical care and technical aspects of transplantation, dialysis access, parathyroid surgery, and deceased donor organ retrieval.
WFUBMC is the busiest donor hospital and pancreas transplant center in North Carolina. For renal and pancreas transplantation we offer the full gamut of surgical options including extended criteria donor renal transplantation, dual renal adult donor transplantation, pediatric-en-bloc transplantation, laparoscopic live donor renal transplantation, simultaneous kidney pancreas transplantation, pancreas after kidney transplantation, and pancreas transplant alone.