Transplant Services

Overview

Having an organ transplant isn’t just about the surgery. It’s a long process that also includes preparation and recovery, and physical and emotional changes. You’ll want a caring, helpful team that's with you every step of the way. That’s where Aurora’s transplant services come in.
 
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center Transplant Services has provided state-of-the-art medical and surgical care to the transplant community for more than 40 years. If you have end-stage organ failure, we’ll do all we can to provide advanced medical and surgical therapies to help you live well. 
 
Our goals are to:
 
  • Foster communication among you, your doctor and your family 
  • Meet your physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs throughout your evaluation and treatment
  • Ensure you benefit from our team approach to transplant care
  • Provide a comprehensive assessment of your condition and a thorough review of your medical and surgical treatment options
  • Provide the best outcomes, as measured by national transplant statistics and criteria for excellence in the transplant industry
  • Allow a comprehensive transplant quality plan to guide our care and services

Services & Treatment

We are pleased to use the latest technological tools. This includes specialized transplant electronic medical records (EMR), which lets us keep a transplant database, meet reporting requirements and deliver coordinated care among the health care providers who are caring for transplant patients. 

We also have ventricular assist devices, which are used as a bridge while you’re waiting for a heart transplant

We’ve performed more than 800 heart transplants, putting us in the top 5% of the nation. In both our chest (thoracic) and abdominal transplant programs, our medical and surgical teams have the latest expertise and training, and they are committed to your care.

Meet Our Team

Frank Downey, MD leads our thoracic team. We also have specialized nurse transplant coordinators whose job is to help you through all phases of your care. 

Members of our multidisciplinary transplant teams include transplant cardiologists, critical care experts, dietitians, infectious disease experts, kidney specialists (nephrologists), nurses, pharmacists, social workers, cardiac surgeons and 24/7 clinical engineer support.

Contact Us

To learn more, call us at:

  • Thoracic Transplant Program (heart): 414-646-5410
  • Abdominal Transplant Program (liver, kidney and pancreas): 414-646-2550 
Or visit Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center Transplant Services
2900 W Oklahoma Ave., 5th Floor Galleria
Milwaukee, WI 53215

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