New kidney transplant clinic to open in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wesley Medical Center is planning to partner with Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri to establish a kidney transplant clinic.

Wesley spokesman Nick Adams tells The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/11enZkj ) that though an exact date hasn’t been determined yet, the new Research Medical clinic will likely open sometime next month. He says that both hospitals think there’s a need in the community for the clinic.

Another Kansas City hospital, Saint Luke’s Hospital, opened a kidney transplant clinic in Wichita in August.

Research Medical has performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants. Saint Luke’s has performed more than 1,400.

A nephrologist, or a doctor that specializes in kidney care, with Kansas Nephrology Physicians said another kidney clinic in Wichita offers more options for patients needing transplants.

 

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