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SouthCoast Health Nephrologist, Dr. Nizar Eskandar Speaks to WSAV on a Patient Who Needs a Kidney Donor and the Importance of Kidney Health

Wednesday, March 2, 2022


In honor of National Kidney Month, SouthCoast Health nephrologist, Nizar Eskandar, MD, FACP, CMCM spoke to WSAV about his patient in need of a kidney donor. Tatyana Yani-Tyrell suffers from polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that attacks the kidneys. Her condition worsened after she had COVID-19. Dr. Eskandar explained that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate and the availability of kidneys for transplantation decreased.

Dr. Eskandar also shared with the audience that this month is an important reminder for everyone to check-in on their kidney health, especially because most kidney disorders are largely asymptomatic early on.

Watch the interview or read the full story here to learn more about Dr. Eskandar's patient, Tatyana Yani-Tyrell and the importance of kidney health.

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