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Kidney transplants and urology


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Our experience

Our transplant team has long history of managing patients whose kidney failure is related to problems with the bladder and urinary tract.

These urological conditions can have important implications on when and how the transplant should be performed and may also influence a kidney transplant in the longer term.

Complex congenital urological problems (those present from birth), are particularly common in young children with kidney failure. Around a third of children with kidney failure will need specialist urological management, which will also continue into adulthood.

What we do

The transplant team works closely with adult and paediatric (children's) urology and kidney services. 

Mr Jonathon Olsburgh and Ms Rhana Zakri, who are both consultant transplant and urological surgeons, run specialist transplant urology clinics. There is a transplant assessment clinic in the urology centre at Guy's Hospital, to help patients plan for kidney transplantation but also addresses problems after transplant. There is a new specialist transplant UTI clinic in the renal transplant outpatient clinic at Guy's Hospital on Tuesday mornings.

Prostate problems, bladder dysfunction, stone disease, urinary tract cancers and infections are all managed by specialists with expertise in urology and transplantation.

We have a specialist adolescent urology service (YOU clinic) to deal specifically with problems in the teenage and young adult years, when teenagers are making the transition to adult services.