Welcome to Riverside Transplantation Institute
We provide a full continuum of care, both outpatient and inpatient, for kidney and pancreas transplantation.
Founded in 1996, as the Southern California Transplantation Institute and Liver Center by Dr. Wahlstrom, the center changed it's name to Riverside Transplantation Institute in 2007. We have the expertise to meet the complex challenges of liver and kidney diseases as well as organ transplantation while satisfying the personal needs of patients. From pretransplant evaluation and disease management through surgery and posttransplant care, our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to treating each patient in a caring and supportive environment with the best medical technology available.
Organ transplantation is an established treatment that has been successful for patients who suffer from kidney failure pancreas or diabetes. In fact, the success rate for kidney transplant at one year is approximately 90 percent and at five years ranges between 70 percent and 80 percent. The success rate for liver transplant at one year is over 80 percent. Combined kidney and pancreas transplant has been 90 percent successful at one year and 80 percent at five years.
In 1998, approximately 13,000 kidney transplants, 1,200 combined kidney and pancreas transplants, and 4,500 liver transplants were performed in the United States. Successful organ transplantation offers the opportunity for patients to regain more independent, productive lifestyles. For kidney transplant patients, that means a lifestyle free of dialysis.