This highly complex surgical specialty can be used for patients experiencing end-stage renal (kidney) failure, and eliminates the continuing need for haemodialysis. There is usually a long wait for donor organs to become available. It may however be possible for the patient to receive a kidney from a living relation if a suitable match can be found.
Kidney transplantation involves major surgery, and following the operation the patient will need to take immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of their lives, to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ.
Bupa Cromwell Hospital offers transplant patients the expertise of highly-skilled specialist transplant surgeons, a specially designed seven-bed, multi-purpose intensive care unit and theatres equipped to undertake complex major surgery.