Transplant Overview

Of all possible treatments for kidney failure (End Stage Renal Disease or ESRD), a kidney transplant is the best solution. Instead of using dialysis to “make do” with a failed kidney, a transplant provides you with a new kidney that you will no longer requrie dialysis. Remember, we only need one kidney to live! Although transplant patients have to take anti-rejection medication ...

Finding Your Donor

Once your GFR hits 30 mL/min, get a referral to a KT center. Sooner is better than later! Once referred, your new center will begin a thorough medical evaluation to see if you’re healthy enough to be a KT candidate. See here: LINK TO TRANSPLANT CENTER LIST Part of the Pre-Transplant Workup includes: Good point. This is the time for you to look for ...

Your Transplant Day is Here!

It’s totally normal to feel apprehensive about your transplant day. Dr. G is happy to answer any and all concerns you may have. But all transplants follow the same basic procedure, so we’ve outlined the protocol below.   Wondering about your own failed kidneys? Get used to them; they are harmless and surgical removal presents complications. Having three kidneys is ...

Common Transplant Concerns

Contraindications: Any of these are an ABSOLUTE NO   Case-by-case basis. ‘Maybe I’ll get one?’ Sometimes there are post-op problems as your body adjusts to its new resident. They are well documented as follows: An Extended Criteria Donor is a deceased person who is either over 60 years old, or over 50 years with at least two of the following conditions: history ...