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Kidney Transplant

    About the Treatment

    The heterotopic transplant is a procedure where the organ is transplanted to a different location than its normal position. Kidney received from the donor is placed in the recipient's abdomen at a different location.

    Indications

    • End stage renal disease

Pretransplant Evaluation
A complete body check-up which includes (for both donor and recipient):

  • Physical exam
  • Chest x-ray
  • Complete medical and surgical history
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Ultrasound with Doppler examination
  • Blood tests
  • Blood typing
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Upper gastrointestinal (GI) series
  • Lower GI series
  • Renal function studies-
  • Tissue typing -
  • Panel Reactive Antibody (PRA)
  • Viral testing
  • Mammogram
  • Pap smear
  • Echocardiogram
  • Dental Evaluations
  • Other tests
  • Kidney Function Test
  1. Creatinine
  2. Blood urea nitrogen
  • Blood Electrolytes
  • USG abdomen/ CT scan/ MRI
  • Kidney biopsy (Recipient)
  • Tests for matching HLA typing (Donor and Recipient)

The donor has to undergo DSA of kidneys and tests for all viral markers, HIV, TORCH, etc.

After the general anesthesia, the surgical team will give an incision on the lower side of the abdomen. The donor's kidney will be placed in the recipients' abdomen at a new location. Kidney's blood vessels and ureter will be attached to the kidney. A drain line will be put in the abdomen to remove the excess fluid.

  • Dialysis may be needed for few weeks
  • Wound care

  • Infections
  • Immunosuppressive medications create a problem and disturb the natural immunity of the patient; therefore, the patient will be more vulnerable to infections after transplant surgery. The following are some of the most common ones:
  • Viral Infections
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Herpes simplex virus type I and II
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Fungal Infections
  • Candida (yeast)
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Other Infections
  • Wound infections
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Rejection
  • Hyperacute rejection
  • Chronic rejection
  • Acute rejection
  • Diabetes
  • Acute Tubular Necrosis (ATN)

Relihealth is associated to a pool of accredited hospitals and awarded doctors for kidney transplants. Being a reliable healthcare partner and a preferred choice in India, our aim is to carefully select the specialists and state-of the-art facility hospitals for our clients. We analyze the surgeons or the doctors on the basis of their expertise, and hospitals on their quality, accreditations as well as value for money services. Our selected team of surgeons provide comprehensive diagnosis, high-end treatments and assist with quality post-treatment preventive measures for all sorts of kidney diseases at an economical cost. We ensure that everything is implemented as per the client’s convenience so that their medical journey is as smooth as possible. Thus, we are acclaimed for this patient-centric approach which makes us the best healthcare providers in India for kidney treatment.

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