Can Kidney Transplants Be Repeated?
My doctor wants to ask, is it possible that humans can transplant both of their kidneys? If you have already had a kidney transplant a year later, he transplanted his two kidneys. Can it be like that? I’m just asking. Thank you doctor
Hello Dheavrgns, Thank you for the question.
Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure used to replace a kidney that has a problem with a healthy kidney from a donor. This kidney can be donated from a donor who has died or a living donor. A person can undergo a transplant for one or both kidneys, at different times. This action is performed on patients who have end-stage kidney failure such as diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases, glomerulonephritis, cysts or kidney tumors, and others.
This surgery is a major surgery that has a number of complications such as bleeding, infection, blockage of the renal arteries, impaired function of the new kidney, and rejection reaction. Furthermore, not all patients with end-stage kidney failure can undergo this surgery. Therefore, before this action is taken, the doctor will conduct a thorough examination of the patient's health condition. If you have a family with the condition, please consult with the team of doctors who handle the patient so that you get the right information.
I hope this helps.