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Dr. Clarence E. Foster iii, MD

Transplant Surgeon

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Dr. Clarence E. Foster iii, MD
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Accepting new patients

My son needs a kidney transplant. For how long would he usually be on the list?

The national allocation of kidneys includes the length of time on dialysis as a factor in allocation. Unfortunately, it depends on where you live. Most places in the U.S. the wait READ MORE
The national allocation of kidneys includes the length of time on dialysis as a factor in allocation. Unfortunately, it depends on where you live. Most places in the U.S. the wait time is 3 to 5 years. Some areas like San Francisco or New York City that could be 8 to 10 years.

How long does a liver transplant surgery last?

A liver transplant should last the life of the person that receives it if there is no recurrence of the liver failure causing disease. For example, if the cause of the liver failure READ MORE
A liver transplant should last the life of the person that receives it if there is no recurrence of the liver failure causing disease. For example, if the cause of the liver failure is alcohol. There is a chance of liver failure if they continue to drink alcohol after the transplant.

What are the signs of kidney rejection?

Signs of acute rejection are fever, chills, decreased urine output, or blood in your urine. Most acute rejections are diagnosed in the lab by your increasing creatinine.

What is the window period to know if the body has accepted the transplanted organ?

A kidney transplant that is properly matched by blood type and a negative pre-transplant Cross Match is "accepted" immediately at the time of the operation. All patients have a READ MORE
A kidney transplant that is properly matched by blood type and a negative pre-transplant Cross Match is "accepted" immediately at the time of the operation. All patients have a risk of developing acute rejection which is the bodies immune system attacking the kidney. This in general does not mean that the kidney was not accepted. I tell patients that in general the risk of acute rejection is about 10 to 15%. 90 % of these acute rejection episodes are treated successfully with steroids.