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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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


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How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks of bleeding, to name a few. However, for a first time kidney transplant in a normal sized person, the average time is 2-4 hours from start to finish. There will be extra time to go to sleep at the start, prepare the patient, and to wake up after. ...Read more

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Can there be an issue with having cosmetic surgery after I have had a kidney transplant?

Can there be an issue with having cosmetic surgery after I have had a kidney transplant?

Here's the scoop: The medications that are given to prevent rejection after a transplant can increase wound healing complications such as infection and incisional separation. Having a transplant is not a contraindication to cosmetic surgery, but a thorough discussion with your surgeon is mandatory. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have cosmetic surgery if I have had a kidney transplant?

Is it safe to have cosmetic surgery if I have had a kidney transplant?

Yes: Having a kidney transplant will. Ot prevent you from having cosmetic surgery. Your risk profile for things like infection and your ability to heal may be effected by your immunosupression. Prior to undergoing any type of procedure it is important for you to discusd the risks involved with both your nephrologist and your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have cosmetic surgery if I have had a kidney transplant?

Is it safe to have cosmetic surgery if I have had a kidney transplant?

Should be: However, always discuss such questions with your transplant dr. Before proceeding. He/she will know best. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

3 - 4 hours: Is not a type of surgery to be rushed. Sometimes problems can be encountered which will prolong surgery, e.G if there are two renal arteries on the donor kidney, or if one or both native kidneys in recipient need to be removed coincident with transplant. ...Read more

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For how long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

For how long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

Probably 2-5 hours..: The surgical time of kidney transplant may highly vary depending upon team work, surgeon's experience and skill, anatomical variation of the transplanted kidney, etc. For detail, ask surgeon directly. ...Read more

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What is the total cost of a kidney transplant surgery?

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

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What is the annual fatality rate for kidney transplant surgery?

What is the annual fatality rate for kidney transplant surgery?

Better than dialysis: Depends on the donor source and the age and existing co-morbiditeis of the recipient such as cardiovascular disease. The one year mortality after kidney transplant ranges from 2 to 8%. 5 year mortality is about 20%. This of course is superior to the annual mortality on dialysis of 15-20%. ...Read more

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How much time passes between testing and kidney transplant surgery?

Depends on type: Most transplant centers have adopted a streamlined approach for testing potential kidney recipients and livng donors. This process, including necessary testing and education of both donor and recipient. If deemed to be acceptable candidates, surgery can be scheduled within 3-4 weeks. Of course, the waiting time for a deceased donor is quite different, averaging 3-5 years depnding on location. ...Read more

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What are the restrictions after a kidney transplant surgery.

What are the restrictions after a kidney transplant surgery.

Stay on medication: There will be multiple restrictions. The big concept is to stay on your medications. Immunosuppression medications are key to transplant success. Your transplant team will work with you throughout the process. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a kidney transplant surgery take?

On average, how long will a kidney transplant surgery take?

2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks of bleeding, to name a few. However, for a first time kidney transplant in a normal sized person, the average time is 2-4 hours from start to finish. There will be extra time to go to sleep at the start, prepare the patient, and to wake up after. ...Read more

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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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What is kidney transplantation surgery like for the recipient of the kidney?

Well tolerated: Since the placement of the transplanted kidney is superficial in the above the groin area in the lower abdomen, the surgery is easier than the donor's surgery and has a short healing time. Usually the recipient leaves the hospital before the donor in the living-donor transplant. The newly placed kidney starts making urine usually in the operating room after being connected. ...Read more

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When after i would get a tattoo , would I have to wait for a kidney transplant?

When after i would get a tattoo , would I have to wait for a kidney transplant?

Tattoo and allpgraft: You do not need to delay a kidney transplant after having a tattoo. Good luck with both. ...Read more

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My arm has grew so large from my acess but I know have a kidney transplant should I get it litigation my f?

My arm has grew so large from my acess but I know have a kidney transplant should I get it litigation my f?

Enlarged access arm: If you have an enlarged vascular access arm, as seen in the image, you have a venous stenosis (S) causing it. See either a vascular surgeon or an interventional radiologist to do an angiogram of the access and the central veins of your body. If there is a S, an angioplasty or stenting of the S should reduce the swelling. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo if i had kidney transplant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo if i had kidney transplant?

Risky: If you had a transplant you are likely on meds to lower your immune system so that the kidney does not get attacked. If you are on any immune suppressants or steroids then why risk infection by getting a tattoo. ...Read more

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If you get a pancreas transplant, is it true that you must also have a kidney transplant?

If you get a pancreas transplant, is it true that you must also have a kidney transplant?

Panc tx alone: The majority of recipients get a kidney either simultaneously or before a pancreas transplant, but there is a group that get just a pancreas. Usually for very brittle, potentially life threatening dm1, almost always with hypoglycemia unawareness and frequent emt or er visits. Also well described following total pancreatecomy for non-malignant disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more