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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Science Human Anatomy Organs

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Patients of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center can find their online medical records from the home page. Hover over the For Patients button on the main menu, and click on MyChart und... More » Health Conditions & Diseases