The Transplant Procedure: Surgical Techniques and Complications



Contrary to the way transplant surgery is portrayed on popular television shows, transplantation in the real world is less glamorous, less exciting, and when done correctly, quite routine. While the success or failure of the surgical procedure rests primarily on the shoulders of the transplant surgeon, the ingredients necessary to create a positive outcome rely on a team of specialists from a variety of fields. Matching the right patient with the right organ is an art developed by years of experience. The decisions involved in offering kidneys to patients, while highly regulated, are influenced greatly by nephrologists, surgeons, transplant coordinators, and social workers. Organ allocation is more fully discussed in Chapter 5.


Living Donor Acute Tubular Necrosis Delay Graft Function Warm Ischemia Time Donor Nephrectomy 


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  1. 1.Transplant SurgerySharp Memorial HospitalSan DiegoUSA

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