Kidney Renal Transplant

We at BLK Super Speciality Hospital offers a robust Renal Transplant Program with multidisciplinary approach fosters collaborative efforts of Nephrologists, Urologists and Transplant Surgeons work as a complete team to ensure that every patient receives highly coordinated, personalised comprehensive care.

Our success rate for the kidney transplant in India process in BLK is comparable to the best in the world. With the highest number of Cadaver Renal Transplants in North India, we provide exceptional expertise and understanding of the entire transplant process – before, during and after transplant surgery. The Transplant ICU is manned by highly efficient nurses and doctors and the lamellar airflow in the ICU help to minimise the post-operative infections. 
We are also committed to quality care to the kidney donor and perform Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy to ensure that the donor suffers minimal pain and benefits from early recovery.

We offer various different types of renal transplants: 

  • Preemptive Kidney Transplant
  • Highly Antigenic Kidney Transplant
  • Re-Transplant and Transplantation in HIV Positive patients
  • ABO-incompatible Kidney Transplant 
     

Talk to our transplant coordinator for assistance any time any where

S No. Coordinator name Designation Department Contact Number
1 Poonam Tiwari Transplant Coordinator Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant 8130698126
2 Sheemol M.C. Transplant Coordinator Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant 8510868834

 

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What is Renal Transplantation

A renal transplant is also known as kidney transplant is a surgical process that is performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney. The healthy kidney may come from:

  • A Cadaveric/Deceased Organ Donor: A person who has recently died 
  • Living Donor:  could be a family member or others who are a good match with the patient and are in a state to donate one of their kidneys. This type of transplant is called a living transplant and the donor has very high chances of living a healthy life with one kidney.The transplanted kidney is placed in the lower abdomen near the groin, on the front side of the body. The Damaged kidney is usually left inside the body unless it is damaged due to infections or high blood pressure or is cancerous.

What are the indicators for renal transplantation?

The patient might go for a kidney transplant if he suffers from:

  • End-Stage Kidney Disease and is on dialysis
  • Advanced chronic kidney disease (stage IV or V with GFR <20ml/min)
  • Chronic kidney disease (stage IV with GFR <30ml/min) and also in a need another organ transplant
  • Chronic kidney disease and type 1 Diabetes (that has not responded to medical treatment)

What are the steps required for the preparation of the renal transplantation

The preparation of the kidney transplant involves everything from a doctor’s consultation to evaluating the right donor for your transplant. There are many steps a patient needs to take to get ready for a kidney transplant:

  • Your doctor might ask you to take a full health evaluation to know whether you are ready for a transplant. The process of evaluation can take days.
  • Make sure you are not only physically but also mentally ready for the kidney transplant.
  • You may ask the transplant team about the whole procedure of kidney transplant and the related outcomes.
  • You have to opt for the right donor.
  • If you have a living donor (anyone ready to donate their kidney to you) then you can go for the transplant as soon as possible.
  • If you do not have a living donor then you may be added to the national waiting list for a donor's kidney. 
  • You have to take some tests to see whether the donor’s kidney matches yours or not.

What are the precautions one must take before and after the transplantation

Some of the precautions a patient must take before and after the surgery involves:

Before the Transplantation:

  • A patient has to undergo a complete pre-transplant test as recommended by the doctor, which includes renal biopsy, renal functioning test and assessment of reversible causes as and when needed.
  • Make sure to take the prescribed medication on time
  • Inform your doctor in detail about your complete medical history.
  • Abstain yourself from drinking alcohol.
  • Follow the diet chart as provided by the transplant doctor. 

After the Transplantation: 

  • The patient has to visit the transplant centre to follow up as an outpatient for close monitoring of kidney function.
  • Take all the prescribed medication on time.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco.
  • Follow your diet and exercise guidelines
  • Try to get involved in healthy activities.
  • The patient has to take anti-rejection medication to help prevent the body from rejecting the donated kidney.

Are there any complications involved

Some of the major Complications associated with kidney transplantation involve:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • The blood vessels of the new kidney may get blocked
  • Leakage of urine  
  • Blockage of urine in the urethra
  • Initial a new kidney  may not function correctly
  • The new kidney may be rejected 

Anti-rejection medication side effects
After the kidney transplant, a patient has to take Anti-rejection medication to prevent the body from rejecting the new kidney. These medications come with some side effects that include:

  • Acne
  • Infection
  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Puffiness (oedema)
  • Excessive hair growth or hair loss
  • Bone thinning (osteoporosis)
  • Bone damage (osteonecrosis)
  • Increased risk of cancer (especially skin cancer and lymphoma)

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If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the BLK Hospital team to schedule an appointment at : +91-11-30403040

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