Kidney Transplantation is a specialized procedure that is done in patients that are suffering from chronic renal failure. These patients develop loss of kidney function due to long term diabetes, hypertension, genetic conditions and other secondary reasons. India is the preferred destination all over the world for kidney transplantation. India as specialized doctors – urologists, kidney transplant specialists, nephrologists and dialysis experts – to support you during the transplantation and provide you full support post transplant. Patients that are going through dialysis for more than 5 years are mostly recommended kidney transplant. In India this transplant can be done from a related living donor or from a deceased donor. There are well established and developed legal guidelines that hospitals need to adhere too. Pulse Med India liaisons with the hospitals to provide you interpreter support, medical treatment as per your budget, pre transplant assessment guidance and post transplant rehabilitation to ensure that streamlined medical care is provided to you.
Who needs a kidney transplant?
Kidneys are bean shaped organs that are located just below the rib cage and are responsible for filtering our blood and remove the excess waste, minerals and fluids from the body. If the kidneys start malfunctioning, it leads to the improper filtering of the blood and non disposal of the waste from the body. Hence these conditions lead to Chronic Kidney Failure. Patients are often recommended dialysis support – a procedure that helps the body filter the blood and remove the excess waste from the body. Common conditions causing end stage renal failure are:
- Diabetes and hypertension
- Chronic glomerulonephritis — an inflammation and eventual scarring of the tiny filters within your kidneys (glomeruli)
- Polycystic kidney disease
How is the kidney transplant done?
Kidney Transplant is done by replacing the diseases and non functioning kidney of the patient with a healthy kidney from the donor. This kidney can be from a living donor or a deceased donor. Healthy donors that are shortlisted for kidney transplantation can survive well on one kidney. It is a safe and well developed procedure that has more than 80% of success rate. The kidney’s of the donor and the patient is matched through a process called ‘Cross Matching’ in which the HLA typing is done.
Benefits of Kidney Transplant:
Kidney Transplant helps in increasing the life of the patient and providing them a better quality of life. It is one of the safest transplant procedures that is lower in cost, has lower dietary restrictions and lowest risk for life.
- Better Quality of Life
- Better chances of survival for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure
Kidney Transplant at Paras Healthcare
Over the years Paras Institute of Kidney Transplant has performed numerous Kidney Transplants from living donors. The success rates of the transplants has been exceptional and have been instrumental in improving the quality of life of the patients on continuous dialysis sessions or suffering from chronic kidney disease.
Paras Institute of Kidney Transplant also specialises in performing ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplants. This is a specialized transplant technique that requires exceptional skill and medical expertise.