If your kidneys aren’t working as they should and not likely to improve, then you may need a kidney transplantation. Donated kidneys can come from many sources, including the newly deceased. The experienced team at Southland Renal Medical Group, with kidney treatment centers in Long Beach, Downey, Fountain Valley, and Los Alamitos, California, specializes in kidney transplantation and perform deceased donor renal transplants. To schedule a consultation, call Southland Renal Medical Group or book an appointment online today.
You may need a renal transplant if your kidneys are failing to clear your blood of waste and fluids. If your kidneys aren’t expected to improve, then your only treatment options include dialysis or a renal transplant.
The experienced team at Southland Renal Medical Group specialize in kidney disease and can determine the best course of action to treat your failing kidneys, including whether you would be a good candidate for a kidney transplantation.
You only need one healthy kidney to replace your two failed kidneys, so it’s possible to get a donated kidney from a living person, either a family member or friend. However, it that’s not a possibility for you, you can also get a donated kidney from a deceased donor who has recently died and has no known history of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
In order to get a deceased donor kidney, you need to be placed on a waiting list. Your physician at Southland Renal Medical Group can explain the waiting list process to you and how long it may take for you to get your kidney.
A deceased donor renal transplant refers to the surgical procedure for placement of your deceased donor kidney. When a kidney becomes available and it matches your profile, your physician at Southland Renal Medical Group contacts you right away to begin the process for your transplantation.
A deceased donor renal transplant is a major surgery that may take anywhere from two to four hours. During the procedure, which is conducted under general anesthesia, your new the newly deceased kidney is placed in your pelvic area and the blood vessels and ureter from your failed kidneys are attached to the new, healthy kidney.
You may need to spend a few days in the hospital as you recover from your deceased donor renal transplant.
It may take a few weeks for your deceased donor renal transplant to function normally. During this time, your physician at Southland Renal Medical Group may recommend you continue with dialysis. Once your new the newly deceased kidney is working, your physician continues to monitor you and your health and provides medication to help prevent your body from rejecting the transplant.
To learn more about your renal transplant options, call Southland Renal Medical Group or book an appointment online today.