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Kidney Transplant In India

October 26, 2021

Kidney Transplant in India

Shalby Team

Kidney Diagnosis & Treatment

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A kidney transplant is a procedure where a healthy kidney is obtained from a living or deceased donor and transplanted in the body of a receiver whose kidney is not functioning properly. If you are having kidney problems, and think might need a transplant, approach one of the best multispecialty hospitals, Shalby Hospitals to know the correct treatment plan.

Common causes of end-stage kidney disease include:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic, uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Chronic glomerulonephritis — an inflammation and later permanent scarring of the tiny filters in the kidneys
  • Polycystic kidney disease, which is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop in the kidneys.

Why it's done

A kidney transplant might be a treatment option for chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease to help patients lead a better and healthier life.

When compared to dialysis, kidney transplant is also associated with:

  • Better Quality of Life
  • Lower Risk of Death
  • Fewer Dietary Restrictions
  • Lower Treatment costs in the long run

Conditions that may act as limiting factors for you from being eligible for a kidney transplant include:

  • Advanced Age
  • Severe Heart Disease
  • Active or Recently Treated Cancer
  • Dementia or poorly controlled Mental Illness
  • Alcohol or Drug Abuse
  • Any other factor that takes a toll on the ability to safely have the procedure or any such medications which can lead to organ rejection

Complications of the Procedure

Kidney transplant surgery is associated with some complications, including:

  • Blood Clots and Bleeding
  • Leaking from or inside the Blockage of the Tube
  • Infection
  • Failure or Rejection of the transplanted Kidney
  • An infection or cancer cells can be passed on with the donated kidney
  • Death, Heart Attack, and Stroke

The evaluation process may need a few days and includes:

  • A thorough physical exam
  • Imaging tests: X-ray, MRI / CT scans
  • Blood tests
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Any other needed tests as suggested by the doctor

What you can expect

Tests to determine the suitability of the donated kidney are:

Blood typing - It's preferable to get a kidney from a donor whose blood type matches your own. Receiving kidneys from an incompatible blood type is also possible but it needs a lot of procedures to make sure that it is completely risk-free.

Tissue typing - If your blood type is compatible, the next step is a tissue typing test that is known as human leukocyte antigen typing. This tests genetic compatibility for a better and healthier future.

Crossmatch - This test determines whether antibodies in your blood will react against specific antigens in the donor's blood.

Compared to other countries, the success rate of kidney transplant in India is very commendable and has seen a steady growth of success percentage of 95%.

The average kidney transplant cost in India usually ranges between 7 – 10 lakhs / 9,485 USD – 13,550 USD which includes pre-transplant evaluation, surgery itself, and post-transplant recovery time span. It is to be kept in mind that this is an indicative cost and might vary on various factors like location and the procedures needed.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shalby Team

Shalby Hospitals (Shalby Limited) is recognised as a multispecialty hospital chain in the Indian healthcare industry. Dr Vikram I. Shah established the first hospital in 1994 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Dr. Shah has been felicitated by Ethicon India for the development…

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