Kidney Transplants 1 of 2

Overview:
There have been many advances in kidney transplantation that have opened the door for more people with kidney failure to have a lifesaving transplant and a better quality of life. This program covers causes and treatments for kidney failure as well as key information patients and their families need to know about kidney transplants and living donation.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Kidney function
  • Causes of kidney failure
  • Renal failure risks
  • Treatments for kidney disease
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Kidney transplant waiting list
  • Living kidney donation
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Bellybutton kidney removal
  • Donor screening: health and safety

Guest:
Dr. Jonathan Bromberg, a kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Bromberg is also the director of research and strategic services for the Division of Transplantation and a professor of surgery, immunology and microbiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: January 25, 2013

         
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