Some kidney transplant services to be offered in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Patients who have kidney transplants at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City are now able to get some related treatments in Wichita.

A clinic in Wichita officially opened Wednesday and will accept patients for pre- and post-treatment care for kidney transplants.

Dennis McCulloch, spokesman for the hospital, says the clinic expects to receive about 300 patient visits per year. A typical transplant patient would be seen two to four times before surgery and five or more times after surgery, depending on complications.

The Wichita Eagle reports most of the transplant specialists will commute from the hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

The hospital did 127 kidney transplants and 106 liver transplants last year. The clinic hopes to expand to liver transplant services in the future.

 

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