Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Opens Transplant Clinic in Oak Brook to Serve West, Southwest Suburbs
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation has opened a clinic in Oak Brook in response to the growing need for liver and kidney transplant management in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. The Northwestern Organ Transplant Clinic will serve potential transplant candidates. The clinic will bring the exceptional care of Northwestern Memorial to the west suburbs, minimizing patients' frequent long drives to downtown Chicago.
The clinic is now open and is located in the Oak Brook Medical and Surgical Center, 2425 W. 22nd Street, Suite 203B, just a half-mile west of the Oak Brook mall. For an appointment in Oak Brook, patients may call 312-926-1000.
"The arrival of this clinic provides a more convenient option for assisting patients from the region with the management of their liver and kidney transplant care," says Michael Abecassis, MD, Chief of the Division of Organ Transplantation at Northwestern Memorial. "We are ready to work with local physicians to coordinate care and make treatment for their patients closer and more convenient." The clinic will decrease the number of visits requiring patients to travel to Chicago, although patients may need to visit Northwestern Memorial to meet the transplant team prior to being listed for transplant.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been a leader in transplantation services since 1964, now performing more than 400 organ transplants each year with superior success and survival rates. The multi-organ transplant program is recognized by many as one of the nation's leaders in research, innovation, and clinical application. Northwestern Memorial is one of the top five transplant programs out of some 250 programs in the United States in surgical volume, and has performed more than 500 liver transplants using both deceased donor livers and livers from live donors since the Liver Transplantation program's inception in 1993.
"Because there is a wide disparity in survival and complication rates among transplant centers, it is important for the patient to feel confident in the team they choose," says Dr. Abecassis. "Northwestern boasts clinical outcomes that are consistently better than national norms and complication rates that are extremely low."