Kidney Transplant Cost In India

Minimum Cost 11000 USD
Average Cost 13000 USD
Maximum Cost 15000 USD
  • Procedure Type Surgical
  • Procedure Duration 3-4 hrs
  • Hospital Stay (Days) 11 days
  • Post discharge Stay in India 1-2 months
  • Resume work 3-6 months
  • Recurrence <1%
  • Risk Moderate

How Much Does Kidney Transplant Cost in India?

A kidney transplant or renal transplant is the transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage kidney disease (ESRD). It includes pre-transplant check-ups, donor tests, stent removal, transplant surgery, and hospital stays for both patient and donor.

The average cost of a kidney transplant in India ranges from INR 5 lakhs to INR 8 lakhs for Indian patients, while it costs USD 10,500 - USD 15,000 for international patients. 

For kidney transplant recipients, this cost includes a one-day hospital stay before the surgery, a surgeon's fee, OT charges, anaesthesia charges, pre-transplant investigations related to the procedure, and an 11-day hospital stay after the surgery. While for the donor, this cost covers pre transplant investigations related to the procedure and a 5-day stay in the hospital.

However, the prices may vary depending on various factors, including the severity of the condition, the hospital, the doctor's expertise, etc.

Before the kidney transplant procedure, the patient is required to stay as an outpatient for 15-20 days for the preparation of documentation related to the transplant. Post kidney transplant procedure, the patient has to stay near the hospital for two months with 2-3 weeks stay as an outpatient for follow-ups.

Given these extensive preparations and follow-ups, patients and donors must plan thoroughly to ensure a more successful transplant outcome.

Doctors for Kidney Transplant in India

Dr. V. Chandrasekar
Dr. V. Chandrasekar
Senior Consultant

Exp: 20+ Yrs

Dr. Pradeep Bansal
Dr. Pradeep Bansal
Senior Consultant
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon

Exp: 20+ Yrs

Dr. Amjadkhan Pathan
Dr. Amjadkhan Pathan
Consultant
Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai

Exp: 10+ Yrs

Dr. Manju Aggarwal
Dr. Manju Aggarwal
Director
Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon

Exp: 15+ Yrs

Dr. Akhil Mishra
Dr. Akhil Mishra
Senior Consultant
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Exp: 33+ Yrs

Dr. Sunil Prakash
Dr. Sunil Prakash
Director
BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital Delhi

Exp: 30+ Yrs

Dr. Dhananjaya K. L.
Dr. Dhananjaya K. L.
Consultant
Continental Hospitals, Hyderabad

Exp: 9+ Yrs

Dr. Sanjiv Saxena
Dr. Sanjiv Saxena
Head of Department
Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, New Delhi

Exp: 32+ Yrs

Dr. Kavitha Gone
Dr. Kavitha Gone
Consultant

Exp: 20+ Yrs

Dr. Vikas Gupta
Dr. Vikas Gupta
Senior Consultant
IBS Institute of Brain and Spine, New Delhi

Exp: 20+ Yrs

What is a Kidney Transplant?

Kidney failure is a serious and complex medical condition that requires careful management and intervention. People with severe kidney disease or kidney failure who are no longer responding well to other treatments like dialysis may need a kidney transplant. 

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure that is performed to replace a diseased/injured kidney with a healthy kidney from a donor. The donor kidney can come from a living organ donor or sometimes from a deceased donor.

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What are the Inclusions and Exclusion of Kidney Transplant Cost Package?

The kidney transplant cost package includes the following:           

  • Investigations related to the procedure
  • Pre-transplant check-up, if required
  • Surgeon's fee
  • OT charges
  • Anaesthesia charges
  • Cost of anti-rejection medications or immunosuppressive drugs before surgery
  • Donor tests
  • Stent removal (not included in all packages) 
  • Hospital stay for both patient (1 day before surgery and 11 days post-transplant in the hospital) and donor (5 days)

Exclusions of kidney transplant cost package :

  • Extra lab tests performed after surgery
  • Care is required if any complications occur
  • Blood products, if required
  • Consumables
  • Apart from kidney transplant surgeon, any other consultant charges, if required during procedure

What are the Factors Affecting Kidney Transplant Costs in India?

The kidney transplant surgery cost in India varies depending on several factors, including the type of surgery, hospital stay, etc. The following factors affect the general cost of kidney transplants in India:

  • Prescribed medications: Special medications called anti-rejection medications or immunosuppressive drugs are prescribed during surgery and postoperatively. These medications are expensive. Also, pre-and post-operative medication costs are assessed separately from surgical costs.
  • Complications: Complications, if any, can increase the overall cost of the procedure.
  • Hospital stay: The recovery period after a kidney transplant may take about 10 to 15 days. The cost of hospital stay could rise if the patient stays past this period.

It is essential to consult the hospital to get accurate and current information about the costs associated with kidney transplant procedures.

Leading Hospitals for Kidney Transplant in India

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
Sector - 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre 122002
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, Delhi Mathura Road 110076
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Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai
Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai
Greams Lane, 21, Greams Rd, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights 600006
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Max Super Specialty Hospital, Gurgaon
Max Super Specialty Hospital, Gurgaon
B Block, Sushant Lok 1, Near Huda City Centre, MF Husain Marg , Sector 43 122001
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Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Near Unitech Cyber park, Sector 51 122001
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BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital Delhi
BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital Delhi
Pusa Rd, Radha Soami Satsang, Rajendra Place 110005
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Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata
Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata
58, Canal Circular Road, Kadapara 700054
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MGM Healthcare, Chennai
MGM Healthcare, Chennai
New No 72, Old No 54 Nelson Manickam Road, Aminjikarai 600029
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Manipal Hospitals Dwarka, Delhi
Manipal Hospitals Dwarka, Delhi
Palam Vihar, Sector 6, Dwarka 110075
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What is Included in the Pre-surgical and Post-surgical Investigations of Kidney Transplant Procedures?

The pre-transplant evaluation tests will include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood tests
  • Antibody tests
  • Heart tests (Electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress test)
  • Ultrasound scans
  • Diagnostic tests (X-rays, ultrasound procedures, biopsies, and dental examinations) 
  • Pap test, gynaecology evaluation, and a mammogram for women

You will be given a schedule of follow-up visits and check-ups post-kidney transplant surgery to monitor your medical condition on a regular basis. These check-ups may include the following:

  • Blood test
  • Kidney function test
  • Ultrasound

Apart from these, your doctor may suggest other investigations, depending on your health condition.

What is Involved in Post-Kidney Transplant Surgery Care?

Post-kidney transplant care involves medication management, lifestyle changes, regular follow-ups, and monitoring for complications. 

  • Hospital stay: Lasts 1-2 weeks with close monitoring of vital signs and kidney function. Pain management is provided.
  • Medication: It is essential to take immunosuppressants and other prescribed medications to prevent rejection and manage health conditions.
  • Diet and nutrition: Eat a balanced diet with low sodium, avoid grapefruit, and stay hydrated.
  • Activity and exercise: Gradually increase activity, avoiding heavy lifting for 6-8 weeks.
  • Hygiene: Maintain good hygiene to prevent infections.
  • Regular monitoring and follow-up: Attend frequent check-ups and lab tests to monitor kidney function and overall health.

By following these guidelines and staying in touch with your doctor, you can ensure a healthy recovery and long-term success of your kidney transplant.

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Does Health Insurance Cover Kidney Transplant Costs in India?

Yes, health insurance policies cover medical treatments, including kidney transplant procedures. However, the extent of coverage and specific terms can vary depending on the insurance provider and policy details. 

It is crucial to verify your policy specifics, as coverage typically includes expenses such as hospital stays, surgeon's fees, and anaesthesia fees. A detailed understanding of your policy and active communication with your insurance provider can help ensure you receive the maximum possible coverage for these surgeries.

Patient's Review

Mr. Fakhrul Islam

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I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and looking for affordable medical treatment in India. My surgery was carried out in Dr. Rela Insititute Chennai. I must say the hospital staff and all medical team is very helpful. Will definitely recommend to anyone who is seeking quality healthcare.

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Mahendra

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I needed a kidney transplant, and my wife donated hers with the help of Dr. Rajeev Sood in a foreign country. He is my saviour and I am forever grateful to him.

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Mr. Mohamed Elsiddig

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I am grateful to the team at Apollo Hospital for their cooperation, as my son's kidney transplant was successful. Thankyou!

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Mr. Mohamed Elsiddig

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My son was suffering from a chronic kidney disease. We were looking for the best treatment and came to Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in India. The hospital has excellent facilities and he underwent successful kidney transplant. Now he is doing well. Big thanks.

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Mr. Ngaba Mikwene Jean Marie

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I want to say thankyou to Dr. Ankur Arya for handling my kidney stone removal surgery with care. I will always be grateful to you!

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Frequently Asked Qestions Related to Kidney Transplant Cost

The surgery usually takes about 3-4 hours. This duration can vary slightly depending on factors such as the complexity of the surgery, the patient's overall health, and any unforeseen complications during the procedure.

Donor kidneys can come from living donors (like a family member or friend) or from deceased donors (someone who has recently passed away).

Individuals between 18-65 years of age can be a potential kidney donor. However, the donor also needs to be in good health and pass the mandatory medical evaluation tests.

Approximately 95% of patients maintain good kidney function after five years, with 40-50% retaining function for up to 10 years. If the transplant fails, a second transplant is a possible option with a good success rate.

About 90-95% of kidney transplant recipients survive the first year after the transplant. With excellent post-transplant care, many patients live 15-20 years or longer after their transplant.

Like any major surgery, there are risks such as infection, bleeding, or the body rejecting the new kidney. However, doctors take many precautions to minimize these risks.

Yes, many people lead normal, active lives after a kidney transplant, but it is essential to follow your doctor's advice and take your medications regularly.

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