Most of the patients we see are either approaching total kidney failure or are on dialysis already. We also see patients with type 1 diabetes who are referred for kidney and pancreas transplantation. So most of our patients need a kidney transplant or are pursuing it as a lifestyle change from dialysis, which I don’t think is a really good lifestyle – it’s very inhibiting.
We also see patients with other organ transplants when something along their transplant course has also injured their kidney. We see them until the kidney injury is improved.
The rewarding thing about transplant is the lifestyle change that the patient gets to go through. The patients feel better. They eat better. They have an overall better lifestyle, and that’s what makes it rewarding.
Faculty RankProfessor of Medicine
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Certifications and Special Training
American Board of Internal Medicine
Nephrology, Bone & Mineral MetabolismFourth Floor, Suite 401,
UK Good Samaritan Professional Arts Center135 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508
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