Dr. Mikel Prieto – Study finds dual surgery a safe option for patients with polycystic kidneys

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Patients with large polycystic kidneys in need of a kidney transplant can have their diseased kidneys safely removed laparoscopically at the same time as their transplant surgery. That is the finding of a Mayo Clinic study recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Mikel Prieto, M.D., a transplant surgeon and the study’s senior author, began offering this dual laparoscopic procedure to polycystic kidney disease patients six years ago. The study results confirm that this all-in-one surgical approach is a safe and viable option for these patients.

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