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Kidney Transplant

Kidney transplant surgery is a complex procedure. What's more, the experience of receiving a kidney, or donating one, can be highly emotional.

That is why Legacy Transplant Services offers the most advanced medical care by a team of professionals who specialize in caring for kidney patients.

Every kidney transplant patient who comes to Legacy Transplant Services is different. However, one thing they all have in common is the personal care they receive.

 

A commitment to excellent outcomes

The quality of our care is high because we tailor treatment to each individual. Legacy's transplant team consists of surgeons, medical specialists, nurse coordinators, social workers and ancillary staff members who provide superior, specialized expertise throughout the transplant process.

From careful pre-transplant monitoring to post-surgical care, Legacy's strong commitment to continuous quality improvement creates excellent outcomes for transplant patients. Since its start, Legacy Transplant Services has been at the forefront of kidney transplantation. We are home to the first laparoscopic kidney donation in Oregon, and the only transplant program in Oregon to be a member of the Alliance for Paired Donation.

Our services

  • For recipients
  • For donors

Our location

Legacy Transplant Services
A department of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 480
Portland, OR 97210-3025
Phone: 503-413-6555 or 877-622-8030
Fax: 503-413-6563

Our providers 

  • Thomas D Batiuk, M.D., PhD - Transplant Nephrologist
  • William M Bennett, M.D. - Medical Director, Transplant Nephrologist
  • Viken Douzdjian, M.D. - Surgical Director, Transplant Recipient Surgeon
  • Kevin M McEvoy, M.D. - Transplant Recipient Surgeon
  • Michael J Kaempf, M.D. - Open Donor Nephrectomy Surgeon
  • Steven K Matous, M.D. - Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Surgeon
  • John W Ragsdale, M.D. - Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Surgeon  

In the press 

  • Amid organ shortage, altruistic kidney donations increase but bring forth ethical debate (The Oregonian, July 26, 2013)
  • Anonymous donors of a flight and a kidney save a Gladstone man's life (The Oregonian, June 25, 2013)
  • Portland Police Officer donates kidney to stranger (KOIN, March 22, 2013)
  • Kidney donor chain saves Oregon woman (KGW, August 14, 2012)
  • Generous online friend gives kidney to save man's life (KATU, May 10, 2012)
  • Donating a kidney turns into a true joy for Bambie Brown (Portland Tribune, November 30, 2011)