While early stage treatment for complications includes blood pressure medication or pain management, some patients may eventually need surgery.
Mayo Clinic can conduct both surgeries in one procedure. A minimally invasive technique is used to laparoscopically remove the diseased kidneys, and then a minor extension is made to the incision in order to place the transplanted kidney.
Experience has shown that patients who receive a living donor kidney transplant enjoy better kidney function and longer, higher quality of life.
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