Kidneys filter and remove waste, minerals and fluid from the blood by producing urine. When kidneys lose this filtering ability (more than 90% loss), harmful levels of fluid and waste accumulate in body, in kidney failure (end-stage kidney disease).
Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly.
WHY IT’S DONE
Kidney transplant is often the treatment of choice for kidney failure, compared with a lifetime on dialysis.
Kidney transplant can treat chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease to help person feel better and live longer.
Compared with dialysis, kidney transplant is associated with:
- Better quality of life
- Lower risk of death KIDNE
- Fewer dietary restrictions
- Lower treatment cost
Patient will be evaluated to determine if he/she is eligible for kidney transplant. Transplant team will assess whether patient is:
- Stable tolerate the surgery and transplant medications
- Free from any medical or surgical illness which can affect the kidney transplant
The evaluation process may take several days and includes:
- A thorough physical exam by various specialities
- Imaging studies, such as X-ray, CT scans, Radionuclide Scan, 2D Echo
- Blood tests, Urine test, Immunological test for matching of donor and recipient
- Psychological evaluation
- Any other necessary testing as determined by your doctor
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Finding a match A kidney donor can be living or deceased, related or unrelated to patient. Transplant team will consider several factors when evaluating whether a donor kidney will be a good match for patient.
Tests to determine whether a donated kidney may be suitable or not:
- Blood Group and Rh Typing
- HLA Matching
- Lymphocyte Crossmatch
At Kingsway Kidney Transplant department endeavours to render outstanding patient care, conduct advanced research and education programs. Our surgeons employ innovative and highly advanced technologies to treat the patients successfully with diseases like kidney failure. The team of kidney transplant is highly skilled in replacing one or both the kidneys very efficiently, depending on the need and the problem of the patient. The transplant team also analyses, integrates and addresses the health needs of the patients and their family members.
STATE-OF-THE-ART PROCEDURES INCLUDE:
- Living donor kidney transplantation
- Deceased donor kidney transplantation
- Paired kidney exchange transplantation
- High risk kidney transplantation
- Sensitized recipient
- Hepatitis B/C, HIV infected recipient
- ABO incompatible kidney transplantation
TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
- Modular OTs with HEPA filters
- Dedicated Transplant ICU with 1:1 patient nurse ratio
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Well trained paramedical staff
- 24X7 Laboratory, Radiology, OT support
- Physiotherapy team for post operate rehabilitation
- Dietetics department for post transplant diet plan.
OUR TEAM INCLUDES
Connecting the power of state-of-the-art technology and vast clinical experience, our nephrologists & urologists help in improving your health and allow you to live a carefree life.
The Clinical team consists of renowned doctors, providing the best of care.
- Team of Surgeon expertise in Kidney Transplant
- Expert Team of Nephrologist
- Expert Team Urologist
- Expert Anaesthesiologist with experience in transplant surgeries
Whether patients is waiting for a donated organ or transplant surgery is already scheduled, work to stay healthy. Being healthy and as active as possible makes it more likely patient will be ready for the transplant surgery when the time comes.
- Take medications as prescribed
- Follow diet and exercise guidelines
- Keep all appointments with health care team
- Stay involved in healthy activities, including relaxing and spending time with family and friends
Patient need to stay in touch with transplant team, and let them know of any significant changes in health. If patient is waiting for a donated organ, make sure the transplant team knows how to reach patient at all times.
DIET AND NUTRITION
After transplant, it is especially important to eat a well-balanced diet to help you recover and keep your liver healthy.
Transplant team includes a nutrition specialist (dietitian) who can discuss nutrition and diet needs and answer any questions patient may have after transplant.
In general, diet after transplant should be low in salt, cholesterol, fat and sugar.
To prevent damaging your new organ, it’s important to avoid alcohol. Do not drink alcoholic beverages or use alcohol in cooking.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AFTER TRANSPLANT
After transplant, patient can expect to :
- Possibly stay in the intensive care unit for a few days
- Spend 10 to 14 days in the hospital
- Have frequent checkups as you continue recovering at home
- Take medications for the rest of your life
Exercise and physical activity should be a regular part of your life after a transplant to continue improving your overall physical and mental health.
Soon after your transplant, you should walk as much as you can. Then, depending on your progress, you can start incorporating more physical activity into your daily life.