The Kidney Transplant Unit at Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital is a dedicated unit offering comprehensive care to patients diagnosed with kidney failure or End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and require transplantation to enhance their quality of lives.
Our kidney transplant team provides exceptional care with a compassionate touch, using evidence-based successful surgical techniques throughout the entire transplant process. Our unit is well-equipped with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, fully equipped operation theatres, state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit that is manned by highly efficient nurses and doctors dedicated to delivering for both pre-operative and post-operative care.
The Kidney Transplant also termed as Renal Transplant is a surgical procedure of replacing a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney, usually obtained from a donor. Generally, there are two types of donors:
- Living Donor: Usually a healthy person who has two kidneys and is ready to donate one of his kidneys to a patient suffering from End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
- Deceased Donor: A person declared brain dead by more than two doctors. Both the kidneys of these patients can be used for transplantation in patients suffering from End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
With an aim to offer a successful kidney transplant, we are committed to provide quality care to kidney donors. We perform Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy too in order to ensure that a donor experiences minimal pain and benefits from early recovery.
We at the unit offer various types of renal transplants:
- Pre-emptive Kidney Transplant: Also termed as an early transplant, it is performed even before the patient starts showing symptoms of kidney failure.
- Highly Sensitized Kidney Transplant: This type of transplant helps patients with a high level of antibodies. The process involves the removal of antibodies that target a donor’s kidney, thereby allowing the kidney to be transplanted safely.
- ABO-incompatible Kidney Transplant: In this process, the transplant of the kidney takes place even when the donor's blood type and patient’s blood type is not compatible. In this process, a patient receives medical treatment before and after the process in order to avoid organ rejection.
Renal transplant surgery is performed under the effect of anaesthesia and usually takes around two to four hours. During the surgery, the doctor makes an incision in patient’s abdomen and places the donor kidney inside right iliac fossa. They then connect the veins and arteries coming from the heart to the new kidney in order to start the flow of blood and also attach the new kidney’s ureter to the bladder for the urination process. A doctor leaves the original kidney inside the patient’s body and is only removed if it is infectious or causing problems.
After the surgery, the patient is closely monitored round-the-clock by a team of Nephrologists & Urologists for signs of recovery in ICU. After the discharge, the patient is advised to wear a mask, take immunosuppressants and resume work after 6 weeks.
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