During Your Kidney Transplant
Q: How long does the kidney transplant surgery take?
A: Surgery time depends on body size, age and comorbidities (other medical problems). A kidney transplant typically takes 2-4 hours.
Q: What happens after surgery?
A: After surgery you are taken to recovery. You will be there for 1-2 hours. Typically, you are then transferred to our transplant floor, Younker 5.
Q: What should I expect once I get to Younker 5?
A: You will receive one-on-one care with a transplant trained nurse from Younker 5 for the first 24 hours. They monitor vital signs very carefully and start the education process with you and your support team.