Clinic and Follow-up Visits After Kidney Transplantation
Clinic and Follow-up Visits
During the first year after the transplantation, your child will need to visit the Nephrology Clinic frequently for lab and clinic visits.
A typical schedule of post-transplant clinic visits might be:
|Period After Surgery||Number of Clinic Visits||Number of Labs|
|Day 1 to 30||Twice a week||Three times a week|
|Days 31 to 90||Once a week||Twice a week|
|Days 91 to 210||Twice a month||Once a week|
|After day 210||Once a month||Once a month|
This is a general guideline. If your child is doing well, labs and clinic visits may be less frequent. If your child is having complications, visits may be more frequent.
Also, please remember:
- We must be able to contact you at any time. We need to have current work and home numbers.
- Your child will need lifelong medical and transplant follow up — throughout childhood and into adulthood — to ensure that he has the best kidney function and to evaluate for any transplant-related problems that may occur
- Your child’s transplant nurse coordinator or transplant nurse practitioner will act as your contact for any problems or questions
For appointments or scheduling, contact the Nephrology Clinic.