The kidney transplant procedure has three main parts: First, a cut is made in your lower abdomen, through which the donated kidney is put into place. Your own kidneys will usually be left where they are, unless they're causing problems such as pain or infection. The operation typically takes three to four hours.
You'll be in a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU or Recovery Room) immediately following surgery. After recovery, you'll be transferred to our Renal Floor, 5B, or the Intensive Care Unit. You should expect to stay at the hospital for three to six days.