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Cresson woman enjoying life after successful kidney transplant at Geisinger.
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Listen to Chintalapati Varma, MD, director of transplantation surgery, explain the advantages of the comprehensive liver, pancreas and kidney transplant services available at Geisinger:

complete services

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) (certifies all Geisinger's transplant services, including dialysis. In turn, Geisinger specialists list waiting patients - both adults and children - with the Gift of Life Donor Program. The Gift of Life is a UNOS-certified program that obtains and delivers organs to transplant centers in Pennsylvania.

Geisinger's complete transplant services include:

  • Pre-transplant testing
  • Patient listings
  • Transplant surgery
  • Medical care after transplant

Transplant Team

Healthcare specialists bring their expertise to the Geisinger transplant team that is among the best in the field. They include:

  • Surgeons
  • Nephrologists
  • Gastroenterologists/hepatologists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Radiologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Urologists
  • Physician assistants and nurse practitioners
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Dieticians
  • Social workers
  • Financial counselors
  • Administrative assistants