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April 21, 2022

Gabriel Ryan wasn’t supposed to live. Today, he is thriving

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Eric and Micayla Ryan were experienced parents. They had three children already and thought this ultrasound would be as routine as the ones that had come before. They knew what to expect. Or so they thought. But instead of reassurance, this ultrasound revealed a problem: cysts on the kidneys of the Goodhue, Minnesota, couple’s fourth […]

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Eric Ryan, Gabriel Ryan, kidney transplant, Micayla Ryan, PKD, Polycystic kidney disease

April 4, 2022

Innovative program enables patients who are obese to get kidney transplants

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For many patients seeking kidney transplant, obesity is a barrier. Body mass index (BMI) is a traditional criterion for transplant, and a large portion of potential kidney transplant recipients currently have BMIs above the cutoff. Two physicians at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, are paving the way to transplant for patients with higher BMIs. Patients, […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. Aleksandra Kukla, Dr. Ty Diwan, kidney transplant, nephrology, PKD, Polycystic kidney disease, Wells Larsen

December 8, 2020

Son’s offer: ‘You gave me two kidneys. The least I can do is give one back’

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Andrew Austin urged his mom to come to Mayo Clinic, where he works, for care for kidney disease. When he learned she needed a kidney transplant, he knew what he wanted to do. Jean Austin-Danner was in her 30s when she was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition that causes cysts on the […]

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Tags: kidney transplant, Polycystic kidney disease

August 22, 2018

Bidding Farewell to Enormous, Faulty Kidneys

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“Owner of the world’s largest kidneys” was never a title Gene Okun wanted to have. Today, thanks to a living donor and a Mayo Clinic surgical team, he no longer does.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Gift of Life Transplant House, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Polycystic kidney disease

June 4, 2018

Kidney Transplant Opens the Door to Lanell Johnson’s Next Adventure

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Lanell Johnson’s path to a kidney transplant wasn’t easy. But now that she’s received a new kidney and is enjoying a return to good health, Lanell and her husband are eager to move forward.

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Tags: kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Polycystic kidney disease

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