Kidney patient leaflets and support

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Kidney transplant - Going home after your transplant

Description:
This leaflet provides useful information for you when leaving the ward after your transplant.

Kidney transplant - Physiotherapy advice

Description:
This leaflet recommends exercises which may help to prevent potential complications and will help to speed up your recovery following kidney transplant.

Kidney transplant from a deceased donor

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a kidney transplant from a donor that has died, including the benefits, risks, alternatives, and what you can expect at the time of the transplant.

Kidney transplantation guide

Description:
This booklet explains more about having a kidney transplant including the benefits, risks and any alternatives. It also provides information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy - Information for patients

Description:
This leaflet explains what a laparoscopic radical nephrectomy is. It includes information about the benefits and risks of the surgery, whether there are any alternatives, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Lithotripsy - Treatment for kidney stones

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having lithotripsy to treat your kidney stones. It describes the benefits, risks, alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Little book about kidneys

Description:
This book supports adults to explain their kidney failure to children.

Nephrectomy - Hand assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a hand assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Open partial nephrectomy - Information for patients

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have about having part of your kidney removed due to cancer - this is called open partial nephrectomy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Patience Ward

Description:
This sheet gives you information specific to Patience Ward. Patience Ward specialises in looking after patients who have kidney related conditions.
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