The kidneys are two small organs in the back of the abdomen that filter waste and unneeded fluids out of the blood. If they stop working, waste and fluids build up and can cause serious health problems, or even death.
In a kidney transplant, surgeons place a healthy kidney from either a recently deceased donor or a living donor into your body. The single kidney grows slightly to compensate for the missing or non-functioning one, so both living donor and recipient can lead healthy lives.
At Aurora, our surgeons are pioneering cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures to reduce surgery times and speed recovery for patients in need of both a liver and a kidney transplant. If you’re in need of a transplant of both organs, watch Dr. Ajay Sahaipal - the first surgeon in the United States to use this method – reveal the benefits of his groundbreaking En Bloc transplant technique.