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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 »

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 »

Kidney transplants provide two primary benefits: letting patients enjoy a longer and higher quality life. Doctors use kidney transplants, along with kidney dialysis, as last resorts for keeping patients with failing kidn... More »

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Life becomes more normal after a kidney transplant in that a recipient no longer requires dialysis, states Mayo Clinic. A kidney transplant recipient must take medications for the rest of his life to prevent his body fro... More »

Ninety percent of people who receive a kidney transplant from a live donor live at least five years, as of 2015, according to Mayo Clinic. Eight-two percent of kidney transplant recipients who receive kidneys from deceas... More »

As of 2015, Mayo Clinic is still the best hospital for a liver transplant, according to U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report ranks Mayo Clinic number one in the nation for gastroenterology and gastrointesti... More »

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 »