children's surgery centerIf your child requires surgery at UC Davis Children's Hospital for conditions related to renal function — including kidney transplantation — the Division of Nephrology will be closely involved. In preparation for a transplant procedure, our kidney specialists will perform a pre-transplant “work up” to ensure that the patient is fully prepared for the procedure.

The pre-op service includes consultations with the transplant surgeon, as well as with other specialists as needed — perhaps dietitians, a social service worker, or a psychiatrist. Together, these experts assess the ability of the patient to withstand the emotional rigors of major surgery and the likelihood of the patient to comply with a medication regimen and to keep follow-up appointments. UC Davis Children's Hospital kidney specialists maintain such close involvement with transplant patients in order to minimize their risk of rejection of the transplanted kidney.

Children who undergo surgery at UC Davis are treated in our state-of the-art children’s surgery center, specifically designed for the unique needs of children.

UC Davis Children's Hospital has a Level I Children's Surgery Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). It is the first hospital on the West Coast to receive this honor from the ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program, which focuses on the nation’s first and only multi-specialty standards of surgical care for pediatric patients.