New Kidney Transplant in Clinic
Clinic will serve patients from Tel Aviv to Haifa
For hundreds of patients in Israel who suffer from terminal renal failure, kidney transplantation provides a new lease on life. Transplant recipients are able to work and function normally and have a relatively long life expectancy.
Today, six hospitals in Israel are permitted to perform transplants: Beilinson, Sheba, and Ichilov in the Tel Aviv area, Rambam in Haifa, Soroka in Beer Sheva and Hadassah in Jerusalem. While the procedure has a very high success rate, recipients need to remain under medical supervision for life, and must be monitored regularly in order to ensure that the transplanted kidney is functioning properly. Due to the large number of tranplantees in Israel the transplant follow-up clinics at these hospitals are overcrowded with long waiting lists. The new follow-up clinic to be opened at Laniado will alleviate this situation significantly.
Under the direction of senior nephrologist Dr. Valerie Mordechovich, the clinic will offer monitoring service for kidney recipients who live as far away as Haifa. "The kidney transplant follow-up clinic at Laniado Hospital will check the recipients on a regular basis,” says Dr. Mordechovich. “It will advise them of the need to examine the various parameters of renal functioning, and also provide support and counseling for pregnant women who previously had a kidney transplant. " The clinic will maintain contact with the center where the transplants were performed.