Children's Hospital Colorado

Second Opinions for Liver and Kidney Transplants

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The Pediatric Transplant Program cares for children who need a liver transplant or kidney transplant. Many factors go into choosing a transplant program, including waitlist times, outcomes and medical expertise. The transplant team at Children’s Hospital Colorado has decades of experience providing liver and kidney transplants exclusively for children and can provide your family with a second opinion if you’re considering a transplant.

The liver transplant and the kidney transplant teams have taken the transplant journey with many families, and in the process have produced some of the best outcomes for pediatric transplantation in the country. If your child requires a liver or kidney transplant, you can consult our transplant experts, no matter what stage of the journey you are in.

It’s simple to start the second opinion process. In the initial phone call, we’ll gather information about your child and their health history. After we get all the information, our team will decide which specialists will be best for your child to see for an in-person second opinion appointment.

Meet our second opinion transplant providers

Our experienced multidisciplinary teams include a range of specialists, from transplant surgeons to nephrologists and hepatologists to pharmacists, nurses and psychologists. By taking the multidisciplinary approach, we account for every aspect of your child’s condition and ensure we are treating both their physical and mental health. Having a range of specialists allows us to decide which specialist is best suited for your child based on their symptoms and diagnosis.

Get to know our pediatric experts.

Megan Adams, MD

Megan Adams, MD


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Michael Wachs, MD

Michael Wachs, MD


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Shikha Sundaram, MD

Shikha Sundaram, MD

Gastroenterology - Pediatric, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Margret Bock, MD

Margret Bock, MD

Nephrology - Pediatric, Pediatrics

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Transplant Programs

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Why request a second opinion from our Pediatric Transplant Program

We know that transplantation is not simply a procedure, but a journey in which your child and your family will need support every step of the way. Kidney or liver transplant evaluation can be a long process and waiting for an organ can seem like the longest part. We are fortunate to be in Colorado, which has some of the shortest deceased donor waitlist times of any region in the country.

Colorado also has one of the highest volumes of non-directed live donors – people who sign up to be a donor without knowing who their donated liver or kidney might go to. We also encourage candidates to multi-list, so they can be on the wait list here in Colorado, as well as another transplant program.

In addition to shorter waitlist times, at Children’s Colorado you’ll find a dedicated transplant team that supports your child and family throughout the entire process. As with many conditions that require transplantation, other systems in the body can be affected as well. Our transplant team collaborates with specialists across our hospital to provide the very best care for your child.

What specialties or programs offer a second opinion?

Our liver transplant team offers second opinions on liver transplants and any condition that can lead to liver transplantation, including:

Learn more about the liver conditions we treat

Our kidney transplant team offers second opinions on kidney transplants and any condition that can lead to kidney transplantation, including:

Learn more about the kidney conditions we treat

To learn more about our liver or kidney transplant second opinion program, call us at 720-777-6011.

What should I prepare before my second opinion call?

Our experts can provide the best second opinion when we have all the facts. We’ll need to know as much as we can about your child’s condition and medical journey up to this point. Please have the following information or records available:

Diagnosis: Your child’s diagnosis or suspected diagnosis and treatment plan.
Transplant program: The transplant program currently treating your child and whether your child is on a donor waiting list.
Diagnosing doctor: The diagnosing doctor’s name, address, phone and program email address.
Operations: If your child has had surgery, what procedures have they had?
Child’s age
Your location
Health insurance status and information

Where will my child be seen for their in-person appointment?

Your child will be seen at the Pediatric Transplant Program located at our hospital on Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Call us at 720-777-6011 if you have any questions or would like more information.

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