Bringing new life to the Rio Grande Valley

Transplant

The multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, pharmacists, social workers and other health care providers at the DHR Health Transplant Institute provide specialized and compassionate care for kidney, liver and pancreatic disorders, including kidney transplantation. As the only CMS and UNOS certified kidney transplant center in the Rio Grande Valley, our team provides patients with the comprehensive care they need to receive a new chance at life.

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Hepatobiliary, Pancreas & Organ Transplant Surgery Center

Our team provides diagnosis, treatment and management for disorders of the gall bladder, pancreas and bile ducts. Common disorders include gall bladder disease, gallstones, pancreatitis, pancreatic tumors, biliary and liver tumors. We work with each patient adn their family to develop a surgical and medical treatment plan that is tailored to their needs. We utilize advanced surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive procedures, to provide patients with the best possible outcomes. Along with our surgical and oncology team, a dietitian, patient navigator and support staff all work together to manage a patient's condition and follow-up care. Our surgeons also specialize in living donor nephrectomies and kidney transplant surgery.

Kidney Transplant Center

Receiving an organ transplant can be an extensive process that requires the careful coordination of physicians, pharmacists, nutritionists, nurses and other clinicians. Our team educates patients and caregivers about the transplant evaluation process, financial implications, wait list management, surgical risks and benefits, medication management and dietary requirement and restrictions. Evaluation, transplant surgery, and postoperative care are all provided here, close to home.

Kidney Transplant Education

DHR Health Transplant Institute is dedicated to providing education to our patients through all phases of transplant. Our multidisciplinary team works together to ensure that you are ready to make informed decisions about your care during the entire transplant process. Beginning in the referral stage, patients are educated about DHR Health’s selection criteria and what is expected at the initial clinic visit. During an initial evaluation, patients are provided with information about the transplant process, pre-transplant expectations, transplant event logistics, and local and national outcomes. Post-transplant, the entire team assists in providing valuable educational resources. From medicines to social expectations, you will be presented with resources to ensure that your transplant is a success.

Liver Specialty Center

Living with a chronic liver conditions requires comprehensive treatment and management. We take a multidisciplinary approach that involves physicians and clinicians from different areas of medicine to collaborate and create a treatment and management plan that is unique to each patient. Caring for conditions such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and fatty liver disease, our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care for these difficult diseases. We also have a liver transplant specialist to assess patients for candidacy and provide pre- and post-operative liver transplant care.

Living Donation

With over 110,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ donation, living donation can be the quickest way to transplantation and result in longer lasting kidney life. Living donors do not have to be blood related and must be in overall good health. The majority of recipients’ insurance providers cover a donor’s evaluation and surgical expenses, and the recovery time can be as short as three weeks. If you are interested in living kidney donation, please call (956) 362-5433 to speak with our intake coordinator.

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Our Physicians

Jose L. Almeda, MD

Hepatobiliary, Pancreas and Organ Transplantation, Liver Pancreas Surgery
4770 N. Expressway 77-83
Suite 303
Brownsville, TX 78526

(956) 362-3980
(956) 362-3979
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1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 200
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-5433
(956) 362-2420
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1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 201
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8030
(956) 362-8035
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Mourad Alsabbagh, MD

Kidney Transplantation
Locations
1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 200
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-5433
(956) 362-2420
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Fernando E. Membreno, MD

Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary Services
Locations
1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 202
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-2410
(956) 362-2414
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Jose Luis Valdes, MD

Kidney Transplantation
Locations
1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 200
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-5433
(956) 362-2420
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Our Locations

McAllen

DHR Health Transplant Institute Hepatobiliary, Pancreas and Organ Transplantation Surgery Center
1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 201
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 362-8030
(956) 362-8035
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

McAllen

DHR Health Transplant Institute Liver Specialty Center
1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 202
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 362-2410
(956) 362-2414
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

McAllen

DHR Health Transplant Institute Kidney Transplant Center
1100 E. Dove Ave
Suite 200
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 362-5433
(956) 362-2420
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Brownsville

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Brownsville)
4770 N. Expressway 77-83
Suite 303
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 362-3980
(956) 362-3979
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

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What our patients are saying

The team at the DHR Health Transplant Institute saved my life, and I am forever grateful. The care I received was amazing, and everyone was so helpful. This has been a blessing for my family.
DHR Health Patient
Dr. Alsabbagh is an amazing Dr. I trust him whole heartedly with my transplant.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Always very helpful!
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Jose Almeda is an ‘Outstanding Liver Specialist’!! I felt so at ease in his care & especially throughout my surgery. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!! …Simply the best!
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
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DHR Health is majority owned by the same doctors that treat patients every single day. Choose from our wide range of specialty clinic doctors, physician-partners, and hospital staff.

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