Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Obesity in Kidney Transplant Candidates and Recipients

The European Renal Association’s Developing Education Science and Care for Renal Transplantation in European States working group released clinical practice guidelines in January 2022. The guidelines include using waist:hip ratio in addition to body mass index in weight assessment, not delaying transplant for patients with 30–39 kg/m2 and no other contraindication to transplant, a preference for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy over other forms of bariatric surgery, and consideration of bariatric surgery for kidney transplant candidates with a BMI ≥40 kg/m2. Read more about the guidelines here: