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Kidney Transplant

Risks of Kidney Transplant

The risks of kidney transplant are similar to any major surgery.


Risk   What it Means for You 
 Death from surgery Less than 1% (1 in 3,000). This is the same with any major surgery
 Surgical problems Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, wound hernia, adhesive obstruction and blood clots.  These are similar to any other major surgery.
 Kidney failing in the first year 5-10% national average


For additional information or to begin a kidney transplant evaluation, call .

Dan Brennan, MD

Nephrologist, Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Transplant Center

 

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