Pancreas and Kidney Transplant Program and Surgery Services at Memorial Medical Center offers three types of transplantations:
- kidney transplants
- pancreas transplants
- kidney/pancreas transplants
Transplanting these organs involves surgically opening the lower abdomen. When receiving a kidney transplant, the new kidney will be placed below your kidneys on either side of the lower abdomen right above the front of your hip bone. Typically, your own kidneys remain in place.
We then connect the blood vessels of the new kidney to your existng blood vessels, and connect the uterer to your bladder. The operation typically takes three to four hours.
You'll be in a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (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 have a stay at the hospital that lasts three to six days.