Kidney Transplant Second Opinion
Is a Kidney Transplant right for me?
Some things to think about before saying yes to a kidney transplant are:
- the risks and benefits of a transplant,
- medications and their side effects,
- financial coverage and
- your ability to continue follow-up care as well as follow directions.
The final decision about kidney transplantation is yours. You will need to ask questions at your evaluation in order to be comfortable with your final choice. Therefore learning as much as you can about all options of kidney replacement will be helpful.
There are two types of kidney transplants: those that come from living donors and those that come from unrelated donors who have died (non-living donors). A living donor may be someone in your family. It may also be your spouse or close friend. In some cases, it may be a stranger who wishes to donate a kidney to anyone in need of a transplant.
Reasons to consider a second opinion
Maybe the diagnosis is not something you expected, and you just want someone else to say the same words as a second check. Sometimes patients like to hear different opinions on what the next steps in their treatment would be so they can make the most informed decision. Whatever the reason, the decision is yours, and it’s perfectly normal to want to seek a second opinion.
You are in charge of the decisions that are made regarding your health. You owe it to yourself to feel comfortable with your decisions.
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