A 48-year-old member asked:
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How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Choices: Despite the difficulties, expense and hard work, you are much better off caring for your current organs with your diabetes. If you end up with damaged kidneys despite your best diabetes care efforts, then you can rest assured you can care for your new transplanted organs, (also a lot of work, difficulties and expense). Find a diabetes support group, get involved in your care. Good luck.
Answered on May 30, 2013

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Difficult to pinpoin: But mostly runs about 50, 000 to 60, 000, usually this is the reimbursement to hospitals.

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