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own kidney transplant questions?

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:39 am
by richardsonet
Hi. I have had 4 stent placements and two open surgeries in the past 8 months due to a unilateral hydronephrosis UPJ. :( With the last stent, I still was not draining well at all. I was referred to a specailist who wants to disconnect the right kidney completely and replace it much lower to avoid any more scar tissue and possible ureter shortage from previous pyeloplasty. My right kidney is functioning at 42% it just can't drain. Has any one out there had their own kidney "transplanted" back in them? Also, what is the recovery time on a transplant? Is it similar to an open pyeloplasty? Any info would be helpful! Thanks!