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About Mercy

Mercy Transplant Center

Mercy Transplant Center offers customized care for patients with end-stage renal disease and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Kidney and pancreas transplantation is often a the treatment of choice for many patients. Transplantation offers patients a more normal life style and an enhanced feeling of well-being. Our surgeons also specialize in dialysis access.

Mercy Transplant Center was established in 1986 and has performed more than 600 kidney, pancreas, and simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants, combined. In 2013, Mercy Transplant Center completed the longest kidney paired donation chain in the state of Iowa at the time.

Services

  • Dialysis Access (i.e. AV fistulas, PD catheters)
  • Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney-Paired Donation Exchanges
  • Simultaneous kidney/pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreas Alone Transplant
  • Pancreas after Kidney Transplant

Referral Forms

Transplant | Kidney and/or pancreas transplant 515-247-4261 phone
Dialysis Access | AV Fistula and PD Catheter  515-247-4261 phone


Indications for Transplant

Kidney Transplant

  • End-Stage Renal Disease on dialysis
  • Advanced chronic kidney disease (stage IV or V with calculated or estimated GRF < 20 ml/min)

Pancreas Transplant Alone

  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus with or without hypoglycemic unawareness
  • Significant diabetic complications

Pancreas After Kidney Transplant

  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus with or without hypoglycemic unawareness
  • Significant diabetic complication with a functioning kidney transplant

Kidney & Pancreas Transplant

  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus with or without hypoglycemic unawareness
  • Significant diabetic complications
  • Irreversible chronic kidney disease treated with dialysis or expected need for dialysis within 6 months as defined as a GFR < 20 ml/min

Our Dedicated Team

Transplant Surgeons
Transplant Nephrologist
Transplant Coordinators
Transplant Pharmacist
Transplant Financial Coordinator

Transplant Program Assistants
Social Workers
Physical Therapists
Clinical Nurse
Dietician

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Locations

Transplant Center
Mercy Medical Center – West Medical Plaza
411 Laurel Street, Suite 2310
Des Moines, IA
Phone: 515.247.4261
Fax: 515.643.8870
Dialysis Access Clinic
Mercy Medical Center – West Medical Plaza
411 Laurel Street, Suite 2380
Des Moines, IA
Phone: 515.643.8770
Fax: 515.643.8808
(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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