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How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

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Dr. Richard Mangus
Surgery - Transplant

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: Choices

Despite the difficulties, expense and hard work, you are much better off caring for your current organs with your diabetes.
If you end up with damaged kidneys despite your best diabetes care efforts, then you can rest assured you can care for your new transplanted organs, (also a lot of work, difficulties and expense). Find a diabetes support group, get involved in your care. Good luck.

In brief: Choices

Despite the difficulties, expense and hard work, you are much better off caring for your current organs with your diabetes.
If you end up with damaged kidneys despite your best diabetes care efforts, then you can rest assured you can care for your new transplanted organs, (also a lot of work, difficulties and expense). Find a diabetes support group, get involved in your care. Good luck.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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