Overview

Kidney Transplant

Most people are born with two kidneys, located behind the abdominal organs and below the rib cage. They perform several important functions including:

  • Filtering blood to remove waste products, passing the waste from the body as urine and returning water and chemicals back to the body as necessary.
  • Regulating blood pressure by releasing several hormones.
  • Stimulating red blood cell production by releasing the hormone erythropoietin.

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that produce urine. Urine is carried to the bladder and when the bladder is full, urine is excreted from the bladder through the urethra.

Awards & recognition

  • usnews-neurology

    Best hospital in Northern California

  • usnews-nephrology

    Best in Northern California for nephrology

  • n4-2x

    Ranked No. 6 in the nation for nephrology

  • 325-2x

    kidney transplants performed each year

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