SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Division of Transplantation
Long Term Follow Up
We recognize the long standing relationship that you have developed with your Nephrologist (kidney doctor). You may continue to be followed by him or her in the long term after your transplant.
Soon after discharge from the hospital you are advised to schedule an appointment with your Nephrologist for the first time after transplant. At that time he or she will review your transplant information and plan long-term follow up with you. We will see you in the transplant outpatient clinic for the first three months after transplant or until your kidney function is completely stable and we will work closely with your Nephrologist in planning your long term care.
Each time you see your Nephrologist we must have a copy of your lab results sent to the transplant office for our records. We will of course send a copy of your lab results to your Nephrologist for their records. We must be informed of any changes in your anti-rejection medications (Prograf, Cyclosporine, Prednisone). Once you have stable kidney function and are being seen regularly by your Nephrologist, we would like to see you once every year to review your progress in detail. Please call the clinic area to schedule an appointment (718) 270-7207.
Should you develop a rejection episode at any time, please call the transplant office so we can arrange treatment together with your Nephrologist.
The Transplant Surgeons, Nephrologists and Nurse Practitioners will be happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you through this long term follow up period. Please do not hesitate to ask.