Obesity No Longer a Hindrance for Kidney Donation

In the past patients diagnosed as obese would be automatically disqualified from receiving a kidney transplant. Now, thanks to advances in robotic surgery there are new options that can help give these patients a new lease on life.

In the past patients diagnosed as obese would be automatically disqualified from receiving a kidney transplant. Now, thanks to advances in robotic surgery there are new options that can help give these patients a new lease on life.

As part of the events at Kidney Week 2014 Jose Oberholzer, MD, from the University of Illinois at Chicago discussed how these advancements have helped make the life-changing donation surgery a reality for patients who desperately need them.