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Northwestern Memorial Opens North Shore Kidney and Liver Transplant Clinic

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October 3, 2008

Chicago -

Northwestern Memorial Hospital transplant physicians have opened a clinic at the Glen in Glenview, Illinois in response to the growing need to expand access to transplantation services in the northern suburbs. The  Northwestern Organ Transplant Clinic  will serve potential transplant candidates as well as those seeking consultations for advanced or complex liver disease, and will minimize the need for patients to make frequent drives to downtown Chicago for care.

“Many of our patients come from the northern suburbs, this clinic provides patients from that area with more convenient access to the option of liver and kidney transplantation.” says Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, Chief of the Division of Organ Transplantation at Northwestern Memorial. “As part of our outreach efforts, we look forward to working with local physicians to coordinate care and make treatment for their patients closer and more convenient.”

The clinic is located in the Glen at 2601 Compass Road, Glenview, IL. The multi-disciplinary transplant team that will see patients in the clinic includes Steven Flamm, MD, hepatologist, John Friedewald, MD, nephrologist, along with transplant surgeons.

The liver clinic will see patients with complex liver disease requiring consultation or second opinion, potential liver transplant candidates and patients already on the NMH liver transplant waiting list. The kidney clinic will see new kidney transplant candidates for evaluation.

The liver disease and transplantation program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers a complete range of medical and surgical interventions to treat complex liver disease. The kidney transplant program offers a variety of innovative treatments to offer the option of kidney transplantation to more patients. Of the more than 370 liver and kidney transplant programs in the United States, Northwestern Memorial ranks in the top ten percent of all programs in the number of transplants performed.

To learn more about Northwestern Memorial’s transplant program, log onto www.transplant.nmh.org. To schedule an appointment at the new clinic please call 1-888-995-4837 for liver patients and 312-695-0828 for kidney patients.

 

Media Contact:

Megan McCann
Manager
312-926-5900
memccann@nmh.org

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