The kidneys are essential in managing your body’s waste disposal, but it’s not all they do. They regulate your blood pressure and help produce red blood cells, which are important to healthy circulation.
When the kidneys are damaged or diseased, their function breaks down. If it stops altogether, dialysis or a transplant is necessary.
Specialists at Geisinger Medical Center-Danville and Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre have performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants since launching one of the region’s first programs in 1981. Today, our surgeons are among only a few in the country using a new technique to remove a healthy kidney from a living donor.
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