Stanford Hospital & Clinics: KPIX Health Watch
Stanford doctors are improving patients' lives by developing clinical techniques to eliminate the need for lifelong immunosuppressant therapy after transplantation.
The first kidney transplantation in California was performed at Stanford in 1960. The Stanford Kidney Transplant Program started in 1991. Since its inception, Stanford doctors within the program have performed more than 1,200 kidney transplants. From the outset, our goal has not only been to deliver the finest care possible, but to also pioneer new treatment methods that improve patient outcomes both short- and long-term.