Bilateral Nephrectomy after transplant
A good friend of mine who had her kidney transplant four years ago just called me. The reason for her transplant was Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). At her 4 year post kidney transplant anniversary this week, she was just told that her native kidneys have grown in size and are covered in cysts. They need to be removed because they are causing problems. She is being scheduled for a bilateral Nephrectomy in a couple of weeks and she is very scared. I told her that I would message my Transplant Mayo Connect family to see if anyone has any experience with this surgery and can offer any advice or comfort?