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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Please tell me if you can get a kidney transplant after 10 years?

Please tell me if you can get a kidney transplant after 10 years?

Absolutely: Kidney transplants are performed in patients of all ages and after any period of dialysis. ...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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Kidney transplant failed can I get another?

Kidney transplant failed can I get another?

Yes: More than 90% of renal transplant recipients whose kidney fails years after transplant will get resisted for a re-transplant. However, the waiting time for these patients are no different than people waiting for their first kidney transplant. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who cannot get a kidney transplant?

Is there anyone who cannot get a kidney transplant?

Unreliable patients: For every kidney txp performed, either a live donor's life was put on the line (for the operation), or another pt on the waiting list will die because the organ was given to this pt. So, it is only fair to perform txps for pts who are expected to survive at least several yrs and will actively care for themselves. Too sick, or out of condition, or uncaring, or unreliable pts must be told no. ...Read more

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How can a foreigner get a non-related kidney transplant done in the us, or canada?

How can a foreigner get a non-related kidney transplant done in the us, or canada?

Unlikely: Many logistical issues make it difficulty. Unless you have a health insurance in the U.S., the cost of transplant surgery will be prohibitively high and most tx programs will not accept you. For deceased donor kidney transplants, one has to wait just like U.S. nationals (ave. 5 yrs) and they need to be able to get to the transplant center in ...Read more

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I am waiting to get a kidney transplant. When should I tell the person who's interested in me?

I am waiting to get a kidney transplant. When should I tell the person who's interested in me?

Now: Since you are waiting for a kidney transplant, you must have signifcant renal damage. This damage can lead to may medical issues that you will have to face prior to a renal transplant. Thus you should have the full support of the person who is interested in you. So, this individual should be aware of your medical problems so the can plan acordingly as well. ...Read more

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After a kidney transplant I can't get an erection?

IMPOTENCY: Often timed the disease that caused end stage renal state effects the flow and erectile function. There are many viable options for treatment ...Read more

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Can I catch a serious disease like aids if I get a kidney transplant?

Can I catch a serious disease like aids if I get a kidney transplant?

Yes, but risk is low: All transplanted organs come from human beings and can transmit infectious disease or cancer. To prevent unintentional passage of a new disease with the organ, careful laboratory testing, behavioral screening of donors, and visual assessment of the organ (by the surgeon) are combined. If there is extra risk because of 1 or more factors, the team usually reviews the information pre-txp with you. ...Read more

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When you give a kidney transplant does the other person get your kidney tubes as well?

When you give a kidney transplant does the other person get your kidney tubes as well?

Yes: If by tubes you mean the ureter of the kidney, then yes a portion of the donor kidney ureter is transplanted into the recipient. The ureter is directly connected to the recipient bladder or to the recipient's native ureter. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo after kidney transplant?

Yes-at a parlor: As long as the tattoo is done at a reputable tattoo parlor with sterile equipment, you should be ok. I advise patients to wait until their steroids are stopped or reduced to a low level as this may affect the cosmetic outcome. It's always a good idea to discuss this with your doctor before proceeding. ...Read more

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Got a tattoo had a kidney transplant 4 years ago was it okay to get one?

Got a tattoo had a kidney transplant 4 years ago was it okay to get one?

Get which?: Tattoo or transplant?
Since both are in past tense, it's probably a bit late to ask the question?
Now, assuming you're on immunosuppressant (s) for the transplant, the only risk for tattoo is getting an infection like hepatitis C which your body may not handle as well.
If you're asking if it's ok to have gotten kidney transplant - I presume it was urgently needed given the type of procedure it is ...Read more

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What to do if I have o negative blood can I still get a kidney transplant?

What to do if I have o negative blood can I still get a kidney transplant?

Certainly: Unfortunately donor pool will be much smaller than if you were rh +ve. Any chance there is relative with o-ve blood type who might donate. Another option can be arranged via some organ banks, whereby a potential donor with non matching blood type or tissue match can be matched to third party who also has a non-matching donor, but their donor matches you & your donor matches them. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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