SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Division of Transplantation
You will be followed in the out patient area twice a week for the first several weeks after you are discharged from the hospital following transplant. The clinic area is located on the first floor of the hospital building.
Patients are seen for follow up care in the Outpatient area by appointment and time of arrival. Please be punctual.
Transplant Clinic Schedule:
CLINIC C - MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY MORNINGS BY APPOINTMENT
Call (718)270-7207 to schedule appointments
When you arrive, please report to the reception desk in Suite C where you will be registered. You will be given laboratory request slips for your blood and urine tests. Please tell the clerk whether you take Prograf or Cyclosporine (Neoral) so he/she may give you the correct lab slip for the medication you take. You will be directed to the outpatient laboratory where a blood sample will be drawn. When your test results are received from the laboratory they are recorded in your chart and reviewed by the Transplant Surgeons. If the doctor determines a problem with any of the test results or wishes you to make a change in your medication or clinic appointment, you will be notified by the Transplant Nurse Practitioner. Please be sure to notify us if you change your telephone number or address. It is extremely important that we be able to reach you.
After your initial visit, appointments must be made at least two days prior to the date you wish to bee seen. If you have an emergency or a problem that cannot wait until the next available appointment, please contact the Transplant Nurse Practitioner at (718)270-3169.
When you arrive in Suite C go to the reception area and be sure to sign in on the Transplant clinic “Sign In sheet” located in the clinic area. Your name will be called and you will be given your laboratory request slips. You will be directed to the outpatient laboratory for your blood work.
Because you will have a Prograf or Cyclosporine (Neoral) level drawn at each clinic visit:
DO NOT TAKE YOUR PROGRAF or CYCLOSPORINE UNTIL AFTER YOUR BLOOD SAMPLES HAVE BEEN TAKEN. AS SOON AS YOU ARE FINISHED IN THE LABORATORY YOU CAN TAKE YOUR REGULAR DOSE. TAKE ALL YOUR OTHER MEDICATIONS AS YOU NORMALLY WOULD AND BRING YOUR PROGRAF OR CYCLOSPORINE (NEORAL) WITH YOU SO YOU CAN TAKE IT IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR BLOOD IS DRAWN.
You may eat a full breakfast and drink fluids as you normally would prior to coming to clinic. It is not necessary to come in fasting unless you are specifically instructed to do so.
You will be called by the nurse to have your temperature, weight and blood pressure taken before seeing the doctor. When this has been done, have a seat in the waiting room. You will be called to see the doctor based on your time of arrival.
After seeing the doctor, proceed to the reception desk for your appointment slip. After you receive your appointment for your next visit you are free to leave.
We know you are most anxious to receive the results of laboratory tests taken during your clinic visits. If the doctor identifies any problem with any of your test results or wishes you to make any medication changes, you will be notified by the Transplant Nurse Practitioner. If you are curious and would like to know your results, please feel free to call the transplant office on the day after your clinic appointment. Your cooperation regarding when to call for your test results will be greatly appreciated.
REMEMBER CLINIC APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY