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Kidney Transplant and Gastric Sleeve

“ Selected obese patients will also benefit from simultaneous robotic assisted kidney transplantation and bariatric surgery and integrated surgery at UI Health.  The rationale of this approach is the potential to address kidney failure and obesity at the same time with a single operation and a single course of anesthesia. Performing these surgeries with a robotic technique allows to minimize surgical complications and surgical site infections, maintaining the efficacy of kidney transplant. During your transplant evaluation, a multidisciplinary team will provide you with options that are appropriate for you.

Spaggiari M, Di Cocco P, Tulla K, Kaylan KB, Masrur MA, Hassan C, Alvarez JA, Benedetti E, Tzvetanov I. Simultaneous robotic kidney transplantation and bariatric surgery for morbidly obese patients with end-stage renal failure. Am J Transplant. 2021 Apr;21(4):1525-1534.