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Specialist renal services

As a major centre for transplantation, we offer several specialist services aimed at increasing the number of patients able to have transplants.

Renal transplantation

The renal service specialises in complex transplant cases and perform around 300 transplants a year, including living donor adult and paediatric transplants, as well as pancreatic transplants. Our living donor transplant programme is one of the largest and most successful in Europe, with a one-year graft survival rate of 99%.

Our paediatric transplant programme is one of the biggest in the world. We see many children who have been turned down for transplantation elsewhere, particularly due to vascular complexities.

We have the UK’s largest antibody incompatible transplant programme and the only such programme for children. We performed the first robotic transplants in the UK. We also have the largest experience of laparoscopic (keyhole) donor surgery in the country, with over 1,300 cases performed and a conversion rate of 0.4%.

We run several multi-centre trials in transplantation and are at the forefront of developing new technologies and therapeutic interventions for the benefit of all patients.

Vascular access

Our vascular access operations include radiocephalic and brachiocephalic fistulae, grafts, and complex cases where access is difficult. Our programme is supported by an excellent interventional radiology service.

The paediatric vascular access service has an international reputation, and we have developed and run several national studies in novel approaches to access.


Our comprehensive haemodialysis service can accommodate overseas patients. Treatment is provided in our nurse-led dialysis centre using the latest Braun dialysis machines. You’ll find it a short walk from Guy’s Hospital. It opens daily, with availability for evening slots.

General nephrology

Our consultant nephrologists offer consultations and treatments for the entire spectrum of kidney conditions including hypertension, diabetic kidney disease, chronic kidney disease, proteinuria and haematuria; autoimmune conditions including Lupus nephritis.

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