I got this email and I’m posting it just for general information, in case anyone needs to know about kidney transplants and where to check into them if they’re fat.
It is with great interest that I found your website. Three (not sure what the time period here is, I’m assuming years[mod note]) ago, we realized that obese patients are denied access to transplantation by the vast majority of transplant centers. We developed a new robotic technique that makes it possible to do a kidney transplant through a very small incision and avoid the risk of wound complications seen so often in obese patients. To date we have done over 50 of such transplants in very obese patients, with great outcomes. We also realize that very few know about this, and was wondering whether you want to help us reach out to the community to let them know that you do not have to stay on dialysis just because you are overweight. We can safely do a kidney transplant, in particular if the patient has a living donor.
Please, let me know how we could help you get the message out.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Jose Oberholzer, MD
C.&B. Frese and G. Moss Professor of Transplant Surgery, Bioengineering
Chief, Division of Transplantation (MC 958)
840 South Wood Street CSB (Rm 402)
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: +1 312 996 6771
Fax: +1 312 413 3483
Cell phone: +1 312 848 9749
I’m emailing Dr Oberholzer to let him know I posted his email on FDNH.