Our surgeons performed their first kidney transplant in 1963, which was quickly followed by many other firsts in heart, lung, liver, islet and multi-organ transplants. Since then, we have greatly expanded our program, transplanting more than 5,000 organs. Each transplant represents a new lease on life for our patients. 

The transplant center is part of Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, allowing immediate access to its state-of-the-art resources. U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital among the best hospitals in the country in 11 specialties in its 2015 “Best Hospitals” issue, and for the fourth year in a row, named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas and No. 1 in the Houston area. 

Conditions We Treat
Our doctors are clinical care and research leaders, offering a range of treatments and services for all patients requiring advanced organ failure management, as well as those in need of transplantation. We specialize in non-surgical organ failure management, living donation, ventricular assist devices (VADs), and various areas of organ and tissue transplantation:
At Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, we have been leading the world of transplantation for more than 50 years. The transplant center has a world-renowned reputation as the largest and most extensive transplant center in Texas. 
If you would like to make an appointment or speak with someone directly about services offered at Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, please complete our online form or call 713.441.5451.
Living Donor Center

“Organ donation is perhaps the greatest gift one human could offer another. Literally giving a piece of yourself in order to save another person's life ... it is remarkable.”
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A. Osama Gaber, MD

A. Osama Gaber, MD, discusses his vision for a community center for transplant recipients and the mission of the foundation he started in his daughter's memory.
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Bariatric surgery helps kidney patients qualify for transplant

Lejuan Holmes has been on dialysis since his kidneys failed a decade ago, spending hours every week hooked up to a machine that cleans his blood. Several months ago, the 42-year-old shuttle driver decided it was time to consider a kidney transplant.
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LVAD program wins Houston Methodist top honors

Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center has been named a top center in the country for its left ventricular assist device (LVAD) program. 
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