A kidney transplant is a treatment for advanced kidney failure – often caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. During this surgery, doctors implant a kidney from a living or deceased donor. Getting a new kidney renews your energy and health. It frees you from needing regular dialysis to remove toxins and perform other vital functions. You’ll also be free of many diet and dialysis-related restrictions.
If you have life-threatening kidney failure, your doctor may refer you to Temple Health’s transplant team. Nephrologists (kidney doctors) and other specialists discuss details – including kidney transplant complications, risks and benefits – to see whether it’s right for you.