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Are there any other options besides transplanting a kidney?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dialysis
When the kidneys have failed entirely only dialysis and kidney transplantation are effective for treatment unless the kidneys recover function on their own or with treatment.
There are several types of dialysis, but if a patient with irreversible kidney failure is a candidate for transplantation, that is almost always the best therapy for a longer lifespan and better quality of life.

In brief: Dialysis
When the kidneys have failed entirely only dialysis and kidney transplantation are effective for treatment unless the kidneys recover function on their own or with treatment.
There are several types of dialysis, but if a patient with irreversible kidney failure is a candidate for transplantation, that is almost always the best therapy for a longer lifespan and better quality of life.
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Renal Replacement Tx
If you suffer from ESRD (end-stage renal disease), you have a number of options which include dialysis and transplantation.
There are two types of dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and 90% of ESRD patients in the U.S. are on hemodialysis.

In brief: Renal Replacement Tx
If you suffer from ESRD (end-stage renal disease), you have a number of options which include dialysis and transplantation.
There are two types of dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and 90% of ESRD patients in the U.S. are on hemodialysis.
Dr. W. James Chon
Dr. W. James Chon
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Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
Unfortunately, the other option is dialysis.

In brief: Yes
Unfortunately, the other option is dialysis.
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
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Dr. Robert Dudley
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Dialysis is the other option instead of kidney transplant.

In brief: Yes
Dialysis is the other option instead of kidney transplant.
Dr. Robert Dudley
Dr. Robert Dudley
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