Other medical specialists
Your certified clinical transplant coordinator (CCTC) is available to you whenever necessary throughout your transplant process. You will develop a close relationship with your nurse coordinator, who will work with you through your evaluation treatment and follow-up care.
Surgery - Transplantation, Urology Lab
A dedicated group of pathologist work together with the nurse coordinator to determine what labs need to be required in order to determine if a patient is a transplant candidate.
A (master-level specialized in transplantation) social worker will help you through all the psychosocial challenges of transplant. Your social worker can link you to community resources, including housing, support groups and counseling, and help you with financial issues.
Financial coordinator has extensive experience with working in the transplant environment and will coordinate and clarify the financial aspects of your care before, during and after the transplant. Your financial coordinator and the social worker will sit down with you to explain how insurance works, what is covered and help you find ways to fill in the gaps in coverage when necessary.
A dedicated pharmacist has extensive experience with medications for transplant patients and will monitor your medication while you are in the hospital and at clinic visits.
A dietitian will help manage your nutrition both before and after transplant to keep you as healthy as possible. Your dietitian will help you with any special dietary instructions or diets to manage co-existing medical complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Your primary care physician and primary referring nephrologist are a critical part of your transplant team. You need to maintain a relationship with your primary care physician and nephrologist since they will be vital part of your general care.
Other team members
During this time emotional and physical challenges, you will likely need additional support. A psychologist and chaplain are important parts of your transplant team to help with support and guidance throughout your transplant process.