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Are there any other options besides transplanting a kidney?

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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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