Ask a Specialist: Kidney Disease & Kidney Transplants


What is a kidney transplant?  And did you know there are people here in Hawaii who are living kidney donors?  Learn more with Dr. Makoto Ogihara, transplant surgeon at The Queen’s Transplant Center, in this segment of Ask a Specialist on Wake Up 2day. 

 To learn more about kidney transplants as well as Chronic Kidney Disease, join Dr. Ogihara and his colleague, Dr. Amudha Palanisamy, for Queen’s free Speaking of Health lecture called “Chronic Kidney Disease and Treatment Options.”  Learn what the signs and symptoms are and how you can decrease the risk.  That’s happening this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, from 5:30 – 7 pm at The Queen’s Medical Center – Punchbowl.  You’ll also hear from transplant recipients who have benefitted from living kidney donations.  Go early, and pick up useful information from the National Kidney Foundation and The Queen’s Transplant Center. To register, call 691-7117 or go to

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