After a Kidney Transplant
A kidney transplant alters your life with potentially great benefits. But receiving a transplant also means a lifetime of medication, frequent follow-up visits and ongoing monitoring by nurses, surgeons and transplant nephrologists at UVA.
Going Home With a New Kidney
After leaving the hospital, you’ll need to take any medications your doctor prescribes and check your own vital signs daily, including your:
- Blood pressure
You’ll also complete regularly scheduled routine lab tests at a lab convenient to home. The number of your visits may change depending on individual circumstances:
- From 0-3 months, twice per week
- From 4-6 months, once per week
- From 6-9 months, once every two weeks
- Monthly thereafter
Follow-Up Care for Your Kidneys
Frequent visits to the Transplant Center are required following a kidney transplant, along with faithful adherence to the medication regimen determined by your doctors and lab results.
We will work closely with you to keep your kidney healthy.