The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) asserts that, of the more than 660,000 Americans with kidney failure, 468,000 are on dialysis while some 193,000-plus are living with a functioning kidney transplant.
The basics of kidney transplant, from Dallas Nephrology Associates’ experienced specialists.
In kidney transplantation, a single kidney from a deceased or living donor is transplanted into recipients with ESRD to do the job of both of the recipient’s failing kidneys. Not everyone with ESRD can have a kidney transplant, and a transplant is a treatment for ESRD, not a cure. Daily medicines and routine doctor visits will always remain necessary, and there is a lot to know and do to ensure the health of the transplanted kidney.
At Dallas Nephrology Associates, we are experienced, highly trained kidney specialists, and our team includes many physicians with advanced, specialized training specific to kidney transplant. In addition, we are dedicated to ensuring that you are fully informed about this important treatment option, what is involved in qualifying for it, and what to expect from the process.