Our transplant team has long history of managing patients whose kidney failure is related to problems with the bladder and urinary tract. These urological conditions can have important implications on when and how the transplant should be performed and may also influence a kidney transplant in the longer term.
Complex congenital urological problems (those present from birth), are particularly common in young children with kidney failure. Around 1/3 of children with kidney failure will need specialist urological management, which will also continue into adulthood. See more information about our transition service.
What we do
The transplant team works closely with adult and paediatric (children's) urology and kidney services. Mr Jonathon Olsburgh, consultant transplant and urological surgeon, runs a specialist transplant urology clinic in the urology centre at Guy's Hospital, to help patients before and after kidney transplantation. Prostate problems, bladder dysfunction, stone disease, urinary tract cancers and infections are all managed by specialists with expertise in urology and transplantation.
We have a specialist adolescent urology service to deal specifically with problems in the teenage years, when children are making the transition to adult services.