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After kidney transplant surgery will I have to follow a special diet?

After kidney transplant surgery will I have to follow a special diet?

Not usually: Your doctor will advise you if you have other problems such as diabetes, you still have to follow your diabetic diet. So dietary restrictions depending on your other medical problems. Generally no fluid or pottassium restrictions which are necessary for patients on dialysis. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

No special diet requ: After a colostomy you can eat anything you want but i would emphasize a high fiber diet because it makes the output more manageable. ...Read more

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After a successful kidney transplant, will you still have kidney disease?

After a successful kidney transplant, will you still have kidney disease?

Yes and no: The term "disease" can be confusing. As we age, most of us slowly have reduction in kidney function and a transplant replaces 50% or more of our function. That kidney will also continue to age with us, and is vulnerable to the same medical risks as our original kidneys. Preserving that function as long as possible is the goal, and that means keeping blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol controlled. ...Read more

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Do I need to follow a special diet after my nissen fundoplication?

Do I need to follow a special diet after my nissen fundoplication?

Early on, yes.: In the early postoperative period, i advise my patients to stay away from "large bolus" foods like steak until the swelling around the esophagus decreases: think of scrambled eggs as the ideal consistency of food. I also strongly recommend staying away from carbonated beverages as it is sometimes difficult to burp early on. By 3-6 weeks after surgery, most people tolerate all foods. ...Read more

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I have a 1cm kidney stone and am scheduled for eswl surgery should I also have a stent the dr is leaving the decision up to me ?

I have a 1cm kidney stone and am scheduled for eswl surgery should I also have a stent the dr is leaving the decision up to me ?

Get the stent: Stents prevent small fragments of stone from temporarily blocking your ureter. The stent may cause some temporary urinary urgency and mild discomfort, but overall my opinion is that they do more good than harm for a stone this size. ...Read more

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Will all transplanted kidney sure to stop working eventually after years? And the patient will require a 2nd transplant or dialysis to survive?

Will all transplanted kidney sure to stop working eventually after years? And the patient will require a 2nd transplant or dialysis to survive?

Not necessarily : Results of graft survival after kidney transplantation is pretty good , have 10 or more yrs but few do need dialysis or second transplantation , as same disease process progressively damage the new kidney also.Several other factors graft vs host responses are involved on long term survival of the grafted kidney. More cadaver organs are needed , every one should sign up and help. ...Read more

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My dad has to have a kidney removed. How long will he need to use the dialysis machine after the operation?

My dad has to have a kidney removed. How long will he need to use the dialysis machine after the operation?

??: This needs to be discussed with your doctor/surgeon. Why is he having kidney surgery? He may not need dialysis at all. It depends on his health problems. I can't answer this without a lot more information. ...Read more

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If a kidney transplant fails after 3 years, can the patient go back to dialysis to stay alive? Do the immunosuppressant medications need to be cont?

If a kidney transplant fails after 3 years, can the patient go back to dialysis to stay alive?  Do the immunosuppressant medications need to be cont?

No: The sole purpose for the immunosuppression is to keep the body from rejecting the graft and thus there is no reason to keep taking it if the transplant is no longer functioning. Yes you will need to get dialysis while waiting for another transplant. Best to check with your nephrologist to see if there may still be some residual function in the transplant before you stop the IS drug. ...Read more

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Can I have cosmetic surgery after getting a kidney transplant?

Can I have cosmetic surgery after getting a kidney transplant?

Depends: This depends on your overall health status. The risk of infection is higher for cosmetic surgery when a person is on immunosuppressive drugs. Certain operations, like a tummy tuck, have to be performed with extreme care, since the transplanted kidney is lying right underneath the area where incisions are made for a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first aswho are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?

What do you suggest if my dad needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first aswho are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?

Coordination: I would suggest checking with the transplantation center and asking for clarification regarding listing. In order to perform the lung transplantation, good renal function is needed. Some of the medications used in management after transplantation may affect kidney function, so this is an important clinical issue. ...Read more

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I have a hemo of 8 and had IV iron transfusion today and one scheduled for the 8th? Will this be enough to clear for surgery to get to a 10?

I have a hemo of 8 and had IV iron transfusion today and one scheduled for the 8th?  Will this be enough to clear for surgery to get to a 10?

It will bring up : Your iron which is part of a hemoglobin molecule but it's not the same as getting a transfusion of 2 units of packed red cells of blood. Iron takes a while to be made into hemoglobin . You didn't say how far away your surgery is. ...Read more

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Is it true you need to follow a low fat diet after having their gallbladder removed?

Is it true you need to follow a low fat diet after having their gallbladder removed?

Yes: Your gallbladder stores bile, a chemical that allows you to digest fatty foods. When your gallbladder is removed, you no longer can digest fat as easily. Until your body adjusts, eating a low fat diet will cut down on diarrhea and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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My father needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first. Do people who are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?

My father needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first. Do people who are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?

Sometimes: There are far more people on transplant lists than organs available. Some people will die waiting for transplants, which has lead to investigation into other options for treatment. of patients, with multiple other medical problems, are likely to wind up at the bottom of those lists. ...Read more

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What are the chances my body will reject a corneal transplant? Due to my eye scarring some years ago after an infection, i need to have corneal transplant surgery. While i'm prepared to for the surgery and recovery time, i'd like to know more about the po

What are the chances my body will reject a corneal transplant? Due to my eye scarring some years ago after an infection, i need to have corneal transplant surgery. While i'm prepared to for the surgery and recovery time, i'd like to know more about the po

Low risk: Unless the cornea is highly vascularized, i would not worry about it. Follow your doctors med schedule religiously, and call right away for any rejection symptoms and most rejections can be reversed. A rejected cornea can be replaced if it can't be reversed. More concerning to me is the risk of trauma to the graft. Such injuries can be devastating so consider glasses for protection at all times. ...Read more

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What to do if i need help with a good diet plan for a person whom just had a kidney transplant?

What to do if i need help with a good diet plan for a person whom just had a kidney transplant?

Limit salt and fat: You should eat a well balanced diet with no added salt. Limit the fat intake. If you have good kidney function there should be few limits on fluids and food groups. ...Read more

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How long do I need to take immunosuppression after a kidney transplant operation?

How long do I need to take immunosuppression after a kidney transplant operation?

While Kidney Works: The transplanted kidney is made of genetically different "stuff" than you. This will never change. Your immune system won't get used to the kidney - although this is a dream we may some day accomplish with newer medications/treatments. With the tools/drugs currently available you must plan/accept the need to continuously take immunosuppression unless the kidney fails - which we hope won't happen. ...Read more

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Will i need surgery in the future after being diagnosed with a cataract?

Will i need surgery in the future after being diagnosed with a cataract?

No.: A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside your eye. As long as you are able to see to perform your daily activities, the cataract can just be observed. When you started having visual difficulties, then it is reasonable to discuss cataract surgery with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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If you have a failed surgery (surgeon error) and have to go back for re operation and you don't have insurance, does the patient have to pay for it?

If you have a failed surgery (surgeon error) and have to go back for re operation and you don't have insurance, does the patient have to pay for it?

Depends: Whether or not you are charged or not would be up to your surgeon as every office and surgeon has different financial policies. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more