A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to implant a healthy kidney into a patient with kidney failure. Kidney transplants are second only to corneal transplant as the most common transplant operation in the United States.
There are over 9,000 kidney transplants performed each year. Kidney transplants generally offer the best outlook for patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Most centers have patient and organ survivals of over 90% at one year, and more than 80% at three years.
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