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Kidney Transplant Surgery

At Yashoda Hospital, we perform a high number of kidney transplants; and our experts are highly skilled in performing and providing care for the most complex cases of kidney transplantation. Our excellent outcomes demonstrate this expertise.

Our multidisciplinary team of Nephrologists, Urologists and Transplant Surgeons have a passion for providing the highest level of care to our patients. Our team works collaboratively to provide comprehensive care from initial testing and evaluation to long-term follow-up care after surgery.

If you are considering a kidney transplant, our experienced team of kidney transplant specialists can provide the optimal care you need, with a compassionate touch.

Why Choose Yashoda Hospital For Kidney Transplant Surgery?

The success rate for kidney transplant process in Yashoda Hospital is comparable to the best in the world. We are proud to announce that our short and long-term organ rejection rates following a kidney transplant are consistently below the national average. We provide exceptional expertise and personalized care of the entire transplant process – before, during and after transplant surgery.

Our Hospital pursues multiple avenues to find you a living kidney donor. As a result, many of our patients have experienced shorter wait times for a kidney than at most other centres in the country.

The Transplant ICU is staffed by highly efficient nurses and doctors and the lamellar airflow in the ICU help to minimize the post-operative infections.

At the Transplant Center, our kidney transplant team provides exceptional care throughout the complete transplant process. We use our experience and innovative approaches to living kidney donor to help you live a full, healthy life.

We provide several different types of kidney transplants:

  • Preemptive Kidney Transplant
  • Highly Antigenic Kidney Transplant
  • Re-Transplant
  • ABO-incompatible Kidney Transplant

What Is Kidney Transplantation?

A kidney transplant is also known as a renal transplant, which 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 passed away.
  • A Living Donor: A healthy family member with whom the donor's kidney is matched. Donor and Recipient both have high chances of living a healthy life with one kidney.

What Are The Indications For Kidney Transplantation?

The patient might consider a kidney transplant if he suffers from:

  • End-Stage Kidney Disease and is on dialysis
  • Chronic kidney disease (stage V with GFR <15ml/min) and also in need another organ transplant

What Are The Steps Required For The Preparation Of The Kidney 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 weeks to months.
  • 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 within family.
  • 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 test to see whether the donor’s kidney matches yours or not.

What Are The Precautions You Should 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 include 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 and smoking.
  • 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 significant 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
  • Initially 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)
  • The excessive hair growth or hair loss
  • Bone thinning (osteoporosis)
  • Bone damage (osteonecrosis)
  • Increased risk of cancer (especially of skin cancer and lymphoma)


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