Do I have to go back to the hospital after transplant?

(Clinics and labwork) – You will have to follow up with your nursing and nephrology staff after your transplant to make sure your new kidney remains healthy. Clinic schedules vary according to the nephrologist managing your care. Typically, patients are seen every week for the first month post transplant, and then reduce in frequency over time. You will need to have lab work done before each clinic visit. Any additional testing to monitor your health and kidney function will vary from patient to patient. Tests may include renal scans, ultrasounds, and kidney biopsies. Typically, patients are seen by the nephrologist at St. Luke’s for one year after their transplant, and then are transitioned back to the nephrologist’s private office.