IESS to restart kidney transplant program

Good news for patients with chronic renal failure. The “Jose Carrasco Arteaga” IESS Hospital restarted the kidney transplant program with living donors. In March, a 23 years old Cuencano man received a kidney from his 48-year-old mother. The program began in 2014 was suspended for technical reasons. “Laparoscopic nephrectomy consists of opening up the donor’s abdomen and extracting one kidney through a small incision. This procedure avoids an open surgery and assures a quick recovery”, said Xavier Astudillo, IESS Hospital Technique Director. This live donor program is an option for those patients with chronic kidney failure and has a donor…

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