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Miami Transplant Institute

Living Donor Kidney Transplant Preparation

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Overview

Where to stay?

Accommodations near the medical campus include:

Transplant House
Jackson Towers
1500 NW 12th Avenue, 7th floor West
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-585-1500
E-mail: Dmiller3@med.miami.edu

Marriott SpringHill Suites Miami Arts/Health District
1311 NW 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-575-5300; toll-free 800-228-9290; fax 305-575-5301
Web: www.MiamiSpringHill.com

Should you require additional housing options, please discuss your needs with your transplant social worker.

The day before surgery:

  • In the morning, on the day before your scheduled surgery, you will be asked to go to the Tissue Typing Lab to give blood for the final crossmatch with your recipient.
  • If this test demonstrates that you are no longer compatible with your recipient, we will need to cancel your surgery at the last minute.
  • You will receive further instructions on diet and preparation.
  • Remove your jewelry and leave your valuables for safe keeping at home. Bring only minimal belongings such as some clothes to change into when you are discharged home and a few toiletries.

The day of surgery:

  • If the cross match results are satisfactory you will be admitted to the hospital at 0600am on your scheduled surgery date.
  • You will be taken to the pre-op area where you will be able to greet your loved one.
  • The operating room nurses, the anesthesia staff and surgeon will give you a final check before surgery.
  • You will then be taken into the operating room where we will start your surgery.
  • In the next room, another surgeon will start surgery on your loved one in preparation to implant the new kidney. Both operations will occur simultaneously.
  • Your surgery will last about four hours. You will then spend another couple of hours in the recovery room.
  • After anesthesia has safely worn off, you will be transferred to our general surgical ward.

Where to go:

Day before Surgery- LABS

Located at:
University of Miami Rosenstiel Building (RMSB) Tissue Typing Lab
1600 NW 10th Ave, 8th Floor, Room 8161
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243- 4556

Parking located next door at:
Park Plaza West
1611 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
Accessible through NW 12th Ave and NW 16th Street

Day of Surgery- ADMITTING:

Once confirmed for transplant, proceed to Holtz admitting located at:
1611 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
Parking is available at Park Plaza West. Follow side walk East and Northeast to Holtz admitting.

OPERATING ROOM

You will be transported to the operating rooms located in the Diagnostic Treatment Center.

GENERAL SURGICAL WARD:

Main hospital to the right in the West Wing.

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What to bring:

Do bring:

A “goodie bag” ready with:

  • Essential toiletries

Dont bring:

  • Valuables
  • Plants or flowers
  • Visitors under the age of 14 years.
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