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Kidney Transplant

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

Kidney transplant is surgery to replace a damaged kidney with a new kidney from another person.

Kidney, Ureters, Bladder


Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) for any of the following:

Seek care immediately if:

Call your doctor or nephrologist if:


You may need any of the following:

Gently wash the area that has stitches.

Pat the area dry. Do not rub your stitches. Apply a new bandage if directed.

Blood sugar and blood pressure checks:


Follow up with your doctor or nephrologist as directed:

You may need to have regular tests to check your kidney function. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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