Kidney Transplant Nutrition Services
At UAMS, our expert dietitians can help you whether you are preparing for a transplant, on dialysis or have just undergone a transplant.
Many chronic kidney disease patients are overweight or obese. Transplant centers often have specific requirements, such as a certain BMI, for patients to qualify for transplants. We can help you meet your goals while educating you about the transplant process and your dietary needs throughout the process.
If you were on dialysis and had a kidney transplant, your dietary needs have changed. Following your kidney transplant, the goals for nutrition care are to promote wound healing, reduce infections and combat the adverse effects of post-transplant medications.
While kidney failure may have caused you to experience many limitations on the types of foods you could eat before your transplant, several of these dietary restrictions may not apply after transplant surgery. Because of this new freedom to indulge in many different foods, weight gain is common post-transplant. Also, you may experience increased feelings of hunger due to post-transplant medications. Our dietitians will work with you to make sure you’re receiving all the nutrients you need while managing your weight.
We can also work with different types of transplant patients. For more on our clinic and the services we offer, contact the Kidney Transplant Nutrition Clinic.
Appointments are by referral only. Please contact your primary care doctor or visit one of our doctors in the Center for Primary Care to obtain a referral.
What should I bring to the appointment?
For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, including slides or test results from other clinics.
For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Location: 4th floor of the Outpatient Center in the Surgery Clinic
Parking: Parking is available in Parking 3 at the corner of Cedar and Capitol. Valet parking is available in front of the Outpatient Center.
- Go to level 3A in the parking deck and follow signs to Elevator E
- Take Elevator E to the 4th floor