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Clinics & services

Kidney transplant

Kidney transplant referrals

The Kidney Transplant Service welcomes referrals from general practitioners and specialists for pre and post transplant assessment and care of renal transplant recipients and living donors.

Refer your patient

Doctors can refer their patient to this service in several ways:

  • Pre and post transplant assessment - contact us
  • Direct referrals - details are provided below

Refer to Kidney transplant team for a list of our physicians and surgeons.

Contact us to follow up on the status of a referral, seek or provide further information in relation to a referral.

Phone: 03 9496 5685

Kidney transplant workup clinic

This clinic is for individuals with advanced chronic kidney disease, or those already on dialysis, who require workup, assessment, education, and listing for kidney transplantation.

Address referrals to Dr John Whitlam.

Include any investigations performed to date, as well as other relevant correspondence.

Post kidney transplant clinic

This clinic provides holistic long-term care to recipients with a functioning kidney transplant.

Address referrals to Dr John Whitlam.

For transplant recipients transferring care from another health service, include a summary of the relevant transplant history and latest investigations with the referral.

Living kidney donor clinic

This clinic provides the following services:

  • Comprehensive medical and surgical assessment and education of living kidney donor candidates (people wishing to donate a kidney for transplantation)
  • Long-term post-transplant monitoring and care of kidney donors to ensure health and wellbeing

Address referrals to Dr Natasha Cook.

For new referrals from general practitioners, it is advised that donor candidates are first discussed with our living donor coordinator to ensure basic suitability prior to attending the clinic.

Renal surgery clinic

This clinic provides the following services:

  • Surgical assessment of kidney transplant recipient candidates (people seeking to receive a kidney transplant)
  • Management of surgical complications following kidney transplantation
  • Evaluation and management of general surgical problems in kidney transplant recipients and people on dialysis
  • Establishment and maintenance of peritoneal dialysis access

Address referrals to Mr Ian Michell.

Contact us

Kidney Transplant Service

Phone: 03 9496 5685

Fax: 03 9496 5123

Email: kidney.transplant@austin.org.au

Location

Level 7, HSB Building
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC

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Postal address

Kidney Transplant Service
Department of Nephrology
Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg Victoria 3084