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At Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, we have been leading the world of transplantation for more than 50 years. Our surgeons performed their first kidney transplant in 1963, followed quickly by many other firsts in heart, lung, liver, islet and multi-organ transplants. Since our beginning, we have expanded our program tremendously, with more than 4,000 organs transplanted, each one representing a new lease on life for our patients.

Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center outcomes are among the best in the country. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in a world-renowned reputation as the largest and most comprehensive transplant center in the region. Our physicians are leaders in clinical care and research, and we offer an extensive range of complex treatments and services to treat all patients with advanced organ failure management as well as those requiring transplantation. Our commitment to research and innovation ensures our sustained ability to treat the whole continuum of patients, even those that never need a transplant.

We specialize in various areas of organ and tissue transplantation, device implantation and non-surgical organ failure management:

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 and prolong your time with that person ... it is remarkable.”
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A. Osama Gaber, MD

A. Osama Gaber, MD, FACS, sat down with TMC Pulse to talk about 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

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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