Kidney transplant

Alternative Names

Renal transplant; Transplant – kidney

Definition of Kidney transplant

A kidney transplant is surgery to place a healthy kidney into a person with kidney failure.

Review

Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/22/2009

Kidney anatomy
Kidney - blood and urine flow
Kidneys
Kidney transplant - series

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