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Does a kidney transplant require staying over night in a hospital?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
6 doctors agree
In brief: 2 or 3, maybe more
All kidney transplants are not the same.
Depending on how fragile or sturdy the patient is, how much the kidney has been injured by the process of moving it from the donor to the recipient (such as temporarily stopping blood flow to it!), and how difficult the operation was, the length of hospital based recovery will be determined. If dialysis is still required, that too must be available at home.

In brief: 2 or 3, maybe more
All kidney transplants are not the same.
Depending on how fragile or sturdy the patient is, how much the kidney has been injured by the process of moving it from the donor to the recipient (such as temporarily stopping blood flow to it!), and how difficult the operation was, the length of hospital based recovery will be determined. If dialysis is still required, that too must be available at home.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: You a Superhero?
At least2-7 days , bar no complications.

In brief: You a Superhero?
At least2-7 days , bar no complications.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The average length of stay for renal transplant recipient is 3-5 days.
If the transplanted kidney is slow to function, the patient may be hospitalized longer.

In brief: Yes
The average length of stay for renal transplant recipient is 3-5 days.
If the transplanted kidney is slow to function, the patient may be hospitalized longer.
Dr. W. James Chon
Dr. W. James Chon
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Absolutely, the person receiving a kidney transplant must stay overnight to see how they respond after surgery and to see how they respond to the immunosuppressive medications.
You should ex pect to stay atleast 3 to 5 days after the kidney transplant in the hospital.

In brief: Yes
Absolutely, the person receiving a kidney transplant must stay overnight to see how they respond after surgery and to see how they respond to the immunosuppressive medications.
You should ex pect to stay atleast 3 to 5 days after the kidney transplant in the hospital.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Absolutely, this is not a drive thru surgery.

In brief: Yes
Absolutely, this is not a drive thru surgery.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
At least a night! you have to be kidding!

In brief: Yes
At least a night! you have to be kidding!
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
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Dr. Babak Barmar
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Yes
Absolutely. After a kidney transplant which is a major surgery patients usually stay in the hospital for a minimum of 3 to 4 days, both to recover from the surgery and to put them on the right dose and regimen of immunosuppressants (anti-rejection drugs).

In brief: Yes
Absolutely. After a kidney transplant which is a major surgery patients usually stay in the hospital for a minimum of 3 to 4 days, both to recover from the surgery and to put them on the right dose and regimen of immunosuppressants (anti-rejection drugs).
Dr. Babak Barmar
Dr. Babak Barmar
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Being a recipient of a kidney is considered major surgery and will require an overnight stay as the following must be monitored: bleeding, infections, organ rejection, kidney function, and other surgical complications.

In brief: Yes
Being a recipient of a kidney is considered major surgery and will require an overnight stay as the following must be monitored: bleeding, infections, organ rejection, kidney function, and other surgical complications.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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