Kidney Transplant

Transplanted kidney

During kidney transplant surgery, a healthy kidney (donor kidney) replaces your own diseased kidneys, which may or may not be removed.

Current as ofDecember 12, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Tushar J Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology

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