Access to the lifesaving services of the Tulane Transplant Institute will soon be much more convenient to Northshore residents. The new Tulane Surgery Clinic Northshore, opening early next year on the campus of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, will initially focus on transplant services, with other specialties – including general surgery, urology and ear, nose and throat services – to be added in coming months.
“One of the things that excited us most about joining Tulane Medical Center was the ability to offer the Northshore region new and expanded services,” said Hiral Patel, CEO of Lakeview Regional, which became a campus of Tulane Medical Center last year. “This is the latest example of our team delivering on that promise and bringing the experts and specialized services of Tulane right here to our community.”
Transplant patients – including prospective patients and donors – require multiple clinic visits both before and after surgery to first ensure the viability of the transplant and later to monitor the patient and ensure his or her continued health with the new organ.
“Although life-saving, organ donation can be an extremely disruptive to one’s life,” said Dr. Hoonbae Jeon, the Tulane Transplant Institute’s medical director. “This clinic will decrease that disruption for some patients and help make them just a little more comfortable. And, we hope, this new location and the convenience it offers may spur some to explore organ donation.”
Since performing the first living donor kidney transplant in 1959, the Tulane Transplant Institute has evolved into a multiorgan program that offers comprehensive disease management for patients with kidney, liver, pancreas and intestinal disorders.
The Tulane Northshore Surgery Clinic will be located on the fourth floor of Lakeview Regional, 101 Judge Tanner Blvd., Suite 404. Tulane leaders expect general surgery and other specialties to begin offering clinic hours at this location in the next two-to-three months.
For more information about the clinic or Tulane Transplant Institute, please call (985) 867-4223 or visit TulaneHealthcare.com.