Kidney transplantation

A kidney transplant camera is surgery to put a healthy (donor) kidney into your body.

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on each side of the spine just below the rib cage. Each is about the size of a fist. Their main function is to filter and remove waste, minerals and fluid from the blood by producing urine.

When your kidneys lose this filtering ability, harmful levels of fluid and waste accumulate in your body, which can raise your blood pressure and result in kidney failure (end-stage kidney disease). End-stage renal disease occurs when the kidneys have lost about 90% of their ability to function normally.

You may need to have tests to see how well the donor kidney matches your tissue type and blood type. A close tissue match reduces the chances that your body will reject the donor kidney. You will also be evaluated to make sure that you do not have significant heart or lung disease or other diseases, such as cancer.

The donor kidney usually begins to function right away. In most cases, diseased or damaged kidneys are not removed unless you have a severe infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis), kidney cancer, nephrotic syndrome, or extremely large polycystic kidneys.

JVC is founded by Dr. Omar Hamdallah and is specialized in Vascular and endovascular Surgery and Kidney Transplant. For any questions you can contact us around the clock via the provided contact details or through our social media platforms and our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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