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On average, how long will a kidney transplant surgery take?

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Dr. Richard Mangus
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Mangus
Dr. Richard Mangus
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery

In brief: Kidney transplant

The surgical procedure is 3 to 4 hours.
However, getting onto a transplant list takes time. Waiting until an organ becomes available takes time. Recovery, transplant medications, monitoring and possible complications last your lifetime. Take care of your current organs. Take care of your diabetes. Good luck.

In brief: Kidney transplant

The surgical procedure is 3 to 4 hours.
However, getting onto a transplant list takes time. Waiting until an organ becomes available takes time. Recovery, transplant medications, monitoring and possible complications last your lifetime. Take care of your current organs. Take care of your diabetes. Good luck.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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