Various criteria affect the likelihood of qualifying for a kidney transplant, such as having end-stage renal disease, heart disease or cancer, according to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Other... More »

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Through a long incision on the lower abdomen, a surgeon attaches the renal artery and the renal vein of the donor kidney to the patient's iliac artery and iliac vein, explains Johns Hopkins Medicine. The surgeon then con... More »

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Patients should expect to spend several days to a week in the hospital after a kidney transplant, according to the Mayo Clinic. Patients are also required to take medications for the rest of their lives and have frequent... More »

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As of 2015, lung transplant facilities ranked highly in recent years include University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, Duke University Hospital, the University of Florida's Shands Hospital and the Universit... More »

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Kidney transplant recovery takes between four and 12 weeks depending on the type of procedure, explains the University of California San Francisco. Laparoscopic transplants have a shorter recovery time while an open inci... More »

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Heart transplant surgery begins with a major incision down the chest and the splitting in half of the breastbone, according to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Next, the doctor connects the pati... More »

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One-fourth cup of hot cereal with nonfat milk for breakfast and 1/2 cup of low-fat chicken noodle soup for lunch are good meal ideas for two weeks after bariatric surgery, suggests the University of California San Franci... More »

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