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Kidney transplant surgeons

This surgery is being performed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis by:

Other online resources

If you find information on a Web site, show it to your transplant coordinator to make sure it is medically correct. Reliable Web sites include:

Follow-up appointments

Your transplant coordinator will give you instructions for your follow-up appointments. In general, your appointments are as follows.

Time after transplant

Number of visits

returning home to six weekstwo to three times a week
six to 12 weeksone to two times a week
three to six monthsone time a week to one time every two weeks
six to 12 monthsone time a month
one to two yearsone time a month
more than two yearsevery three months


Your nephrologist will adjust your follow-up schedule depending on your health and recovery.

All follow-up visits and lab checks are important. Please keep any appointment, no matter how you feel. If your body is rejecting the kidney, the first signs may show up in the lab results. By the time you “feel sick,” the rejection may have caused the kidney to fail.


Source: Allina Patient Education, Kidney Transplant Information for Recipients and Donors, renal_ahc_93498

First published: 05/15/2009
Last updated: 05/15/2009

Reviewed by: Allina Patient Education experts, including the Transplantation Department of Abbott Northwestern Hospital