Cleveland Clinic is the first hospital in the world to successfully perform a robotic single-port kidney transplant, which enables all surgical instruments and the donor kidney to be placed through one small abdominal incision.
An enhanced level of care, from the patient’s first evaluation to post-discharge follow-ups, is key to successful kidney transplant outcomes.
Maintaining better-than-average length of stay and readmission rates takes an enhanced level of care. Kidney Transplant Program Surgical Director Alvin Wee, MD, explains.
Study looked at kidney transplant outcomes, stratified by race and ethnicity, between 2003 to 2013. Researchers hoped to find modifiable factors that could result in better outcomes for African-American kidney transplant recipients.
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Alvin Wee, MD, Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, discusses the immensely gratifying process of setting up affiliate transplant programs.
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