Kidney transplantation in children

Around 1,800 kidney transplants in the United States each year involve people younger than 18 — and some of those surgeries take place at Upstate University Hospital. Reza Saidi, MD, associate professor of surgery and chief of transplant services, explains that most pediatric kidney transplants stem from a birth defect or urological problem. Parents are often able to donate a kidney to a child who needs one. Saidi also goes over the long-term outlook for a child after a kidney transplant.

Kidney shortage lessens as healthy people donate one of their kidneys for transplant

Kidney transplants from living donors have helped ease a shortage of donor kidneys across the United States and in Central New York. Reza Saidi, MD, chief of transplant services at Upstate University Hospital, explains what is involved in living-donor transplants. Many people qualify to donate one of their kidneys — and can live healthy lives with their single remaining kidney. Surgeons at Upstate have performed more than 400 living-donor kidney transplants, plus more than 1,000 transplants from deceased donors.

Kidney transplant in obese and overweight patient, podcast with Dr.Reza Saidi