Replay of: Living Donor Kidney Transplant

First Seen Surgical Webcast: Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. ET (20:30 UTC)



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Highlights Of This Webcast
Kidney Removed from Donor 00:00 - 36:59
Kidney Prepared for Placement 36:59 - 55:22
Kidney Placed in Recipient 55:22 - 1:31:10

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Baltimore, Maryland - On Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. ET watch as surgeons from the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore removed a kidney from a living donor and place the organ inside a recipient during a living kidney donor transplant.

Living Donor Kidney Transplant  
Living Donor Kidney Transplant
 

Due to the growing shortage of organs available for transplantation, there has been an increase in the use of living donors for kidney transplantation. Surgeons at UMMC use a minimally-invasive procedure called laparoscopic nephrectomy to remove a kidney from a donor.

“Surgeons here at the University of Maryland helped develop this technique a decade ago and we are recognized experts having performed more than 1,000 laparoscopic nephrectomies from living kidney donors. This is more than any other hospital,” says Benjamin Philosophe, M.D., Ph.D., head of the division of transplantation at the University of Maryland Medical Center and an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM).

Living Donor Kidney Transplant  
Living Donor Kidney Transplant
 

Compared to the traditional kidney removal operation, which requires a large incision and up to six weeks of recuperation time, the minimally-invasive technique is performed with tiny incisions. Kidney donors are able to leave the hospital within two days, on average, and return to their normal activities within a couple of weeks. To Learn more about the procedure, click here


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