Renal transplant (adult and pediatric)

Renal transplant (adult and pediatric)

Procedure performed on the patient when the stage of chronic kidney disease is severe, where his kidneys can no longer meet the needs of his body.

Transplantation arises as an advance in modern medicine that allows improving the quality of life. The survival rate of the transplanted patient and the organ is over 90%. Patients between the ages of 20 and 39 years old can have a life expectancy 17 years longer than those who remain on the waiting list.

Basic care

Replacing organs is a procedure that requires attention and care during and after the surgical intervention; therefore, it is necessary to be monitored by specialized doctors.

Use of immunosuppressants: They prevent the new organ from being rejected by the patient's organism. It is important that they are administered at the indicated time, in the specified amount and the medication ordered by the specialist (they should not be suspended for any reason).

Care of the surgical wound: The incision should be washed only with soap and water, avoid the use of creams and gauze. Inform the transplant group if you have redness, heat, pain or any discharge through the wound.

Food preparation: Preferably food should be prepared at home with good hygienic practices, to avoid vomiting or diarrhea in the patient. It is necessary to check expiration dates of the products, refrain from eating food prepared in the street or fruits without cleaning.

Outdoor protection: During the first two or three months post-transplant the patient should use the high flow mask (N95), in outdoor places and should avoid frequenting enclosed spaces with many people and direct sun contact with the skin, sunscreen should be applied daily.

Physical activity: Walking is the only physical activity recommended for the patient.

Our professionals at Renal transplant (adult and pediatric)

Adult Nephrology

Gustavo Zuluaga

M.D. Nephrologist, Chief of Renal Transplantation

Arbey Aristizábal

M.D. Nephrologist

Catalina Ocampo

M.D. Nephrologist

John Fredy Nieto

M.D. Nephrologist

Dahyana Cadavid

M.D. Nephrologist

  • Pediatric Nephrology

Catalina Vélez

M.D. Pediatric Nephrologist

Carolina Ochoa

M.D. Pediatric Nephrologist

  • Renal transplant surgeons

Carlos Guzmán

M.D. Renal Transplant Surgeon

Álvaro Mena

M.D. Renal Transplant Surgeon

Harry Abadía

M.D. Renal Transplant Surgeon

Walter Ángel

M.D. Renal Transplant Surgeon

Sebastián Tobón

M.D. Renal Transplant Surgeon

Attention schedule

Outpatient consultation for adult kidney transplant:

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Friday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Outpatient consultation for pediatric kidney transplant:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Transplant Clinic Coordination located in Tower B, 2nd floor.

Contact us

Contact our Call Center (604) 360 4788 to request an appointment.
For more information or general information, call (604) 445 90 00