After Kidney Transplant
Receiving a kidney transplant is a life-altering operation 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, patients will need to check their own vital signs daily (temperature, weight, blood pressure and pulse) and take prescribed medications. Transplant recipients also complete regularly scheduled routine lab tests (at a laboratory convenient to home):
- 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 ensure that your kidney functions well for as long as possible.