Transplantation Surgery

Louisville Transplantation Surgery

UofL Physicians-Transplantation Surgery is part of the UofL Physicians surgery team. We are located at Jewish Hospital and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for patients in need of liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. Formerly known as University Surgical Associates (USA), our multidisciplinary team of experienced health care professionals seamlessly works together toward the singular goal of providing the best medical care for individuals suffering with organ failure. This team approach gives us the ability to offer customized, comprehensive care throughout the course of a patient’s illness.

Our transplant team includes transplant surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, coordinators, psychiatrists, social workers, nutritionists, financial coordinators, medical consultants and administrators who work closely with the operating room, critical care and medical-surgical units at Jewish Hospital.

The Trager Transplant Center serves as a regional referral center for the management of organ failure secondary to diseases of the liver, kidney and pancreas. Since the beginning of the Liver Transplant Program, physicians have performed nearly 600 liver transplants, achieving a state record of 54 liver transplants in a single year, the most transplants by any program in Kentucky’s history in 2009. The kidney transplant program performed nearly 100 kidney transplant procedures from both deceased and living donors during that same year. The kidney program performs living kidney donations via a minimally invasive, laparoscopic approach.

In addition to transplantation, our surgeons are skilled in the surgical management of disorders of the bile ducts and liver, including the management of complex bile duct injuries after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder) and cancers of the bile duct and liver, as well as cancers of the pancreas. These disorders can be managed either through traditional open surgical techniques or a minimally invasive, laparoscopic approach.

For more information, visit Jewish Transplant Care.

To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Transplantation Surgery, call 502-583-8303.

  • Diseased liver that requires a transplant
    • Decompensated cirrhosis leading to liver failure
      • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
      • Primary liver cancer
    • End-stage kidney (renal) disease
    • Diabetes with major complications (kidney failure, blindness, very low blood sugar without symptoms)
  • Acute or chronic condition resulting in irreversible liver dysfunction
    • Hepatitis A, B and C
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Cirrhosis
    • Jaundice
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Malignancies of the bile ducts, liver and pancreas
    • Cholangiocarcinoma
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Gallbladder cancer
  • Management of benign liver and pancreas tumors
    • Adenoma
    • Focal nodular hyperplasia
    • Liver cysts
    • Pancreatic cysts and masses

To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Transplantation Surgery, call 502-583-8303.

  • Auto Islet transplantation for chronic pancreatitis
  • Liver transplant
  • Kidney transplant
    • Living donors
    • Deceased donors
    • Living donor nephrectomy (removal of a kidney from a living donor for transplant)
  • Pancreas transplant
  • Combined kidney and pancreas transplant
  • Combined liver and kidney transplant
  • Hepatobiliary procedures
    • Minimally invasive management of heptocellular carcinoma (HCC)
    • Minimally invasive management of liver tumors (both cancerous (malignant) and non-cancerous (benign)
    • Removal of malignant and benign liver tumors (cholangiocarcinoma, HCC, colon metastases)
      • Repair of bile duct injuries
      • Removal of bile duct tumors
  • Broad-based general surgeries for transplant patients

To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Transplantation Surgery, call 502-583-8303.

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Transplantation Surgery, call 502-583-8303.

Offices and Clinics

  • Jewish Hospital Transplant Clinic
    200 Abraham Flexner Way
    3rd Floor
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-583-8303
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  • St. Joseph Hospital Medical Office Building C
    1401 Harrodsburg Road
    Suite C-25
    Lexington, Kentucky 40504
    502-583-8303
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Jewish Hospital

Nationally renowned, UofL Physicians’ transplantation surgeons are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for patients in need of liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. Our multidisciplinary team of experienced health care professionals seamlessly works together toward the singular goal of providing the best medical care for individuals suffering with organ failure.

To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Transplantation Surgery, call 502-583-8303.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000