6 doctors weighed in:
What are risks of having surgery to get a new kidney?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree
In brief: Risk in any surgery
All surgeries/procedures are inherently risky.
As with any surgery, there is a risk of wound infection, bleeding, pain and even death. However, because transplant surgery requires immunosuppression, the risk of developing infection is higher than other procedures. Hence, potential kidney transplant recipients are extensively screened before being allowed to proceed with transplant surgery.

In brief: Risk in any surgery
All surgeries/procedures are inherently risky.
As with any surgery, there is a risk of wound infection, bleeding, pain and even death. However, because transplant surgery requires immunosuppression, the risk of developing infection is higher than other procedures. Hence, potential kidney transplant recipients are extensively screened before being allowed to proceed with transplant surgery.
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, Surgery
29 years in practice
938K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors