Kidney transplant is one of the major surgical procedures performed when the kidneys fail to function properly and are almost at an end-stage. In this procedure, the kidney of the patient is removed and replaced by the healthy kidney of a deceased or a living donor. 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.
The transplant department endeavors to render outstanding patient care, education programs and conduct advanced research. The surgeons employ innovative and highly advanced technologies to treat the patients successfully with diseases like kidney failure which can occur due to various reasons such as very High blood pressure, polycystic kidney disease, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, glomerulonephritis and severe anatomical problems of the urinary tract.
There are various steps involved in a kidney transplant and the team makes sure to understand each aspect of the patient's condition carefully through a Pre-transplant workup. In Pre-transplant workup, the fitness of the patient is properly evaluated. This comprises of various tests such as blood test for human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and determining the blood group of the patient, viral markers, biochemistry analysis, radiology evaluation, tumor markers, CT-Scans, Angiogram, ECHO test and endoscopy. This is followed by a complete evaluation of the patient by specialists like cardiologist, gastroenterologist, hepatologist, pulmonologist, dentist, anesthetist, physiotherapist, psychiatrist and dietitian. Then once the kidney transplantation process is complete, the team ensures proper post-operative quality care of the patient by keeping the patient under continuous monitoring until complete recovery. The department also makes sure about delivering the medications to the patient on time and providing every possible support required for a speedy recovery.