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Kidney Transplant in India

Kidney Transplant in India

A kidney transplant is a procedure of taking out a healthy kidney from a donor and placing it in the body of the patient whose kidneys are failed. It is a more suitable option than dialysis as it has better outcomes. ... Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions related to Kidney Transplant

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DO i need to take medications life long post surgery?

After an organ transplant, you will need to take immunosuppressant (anti-rejection) drugs. These drugs help prevent your immune system from attacking ("rejecting") the donor organ. Typically they must be taken for the lifetime of your transplanted organ.

What is the average life expectancy after kidney transplant surgery?

The patients who receive kidney transplant usually live longer than who are on dialysis. A living donor functions for 12 to 20 years, while a cadaveric donor kidney works for 8 to 12 years.

When can I resume work after kidney transplant ?

Most kidney transplant recipients can return to work and other normal activities within eight weeks after transplant.

Do I need to follow diet restrictions after transplant?

A balanced diet includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, reduced-fat dairy products, whole grains, and plenty of water. Additionally, you may need to avoid eating certain types of foods.

what are the major risks and expected changes in quality of life for kidney donor?

Some possible long-term risks of donating a kidney may include high blood pressure (hypertension), large amount of protein in the urine, hernia, organ impairment or failure that leads to the need for dialysis or transplantation.

What are the legal requirements before kidney transplantation in India?

Attested birth certificate of the patient and the donor, Attested family records of the patient and the donor, Passport copies of the patient and the donor and in case of a married donor, an attested consent of the donor's husband/wife. There could be other documents specific to your case, and you must talk about it in detail with your case manager.

How long will the surgery last?

The surgery takes 3 to 5 hours.

When will i be able to resume sexual activity post transplant?

As patient regains energy they can resume the sexual activity.

How long can you live on dialysis without a kidney transplant?

People who stop dialysis may live anywhere from few months to 5 years, depending on the amount of kidney function they have left and their overall medical condition.

Can i become pregnant after kidney transplant?

YES,after one year of transplant a female can plan for pregnancy.

Will I be required to take medicines life long post transplant?

Immunosuppressant medicines will be given and this will cost about 100 USD per month.The medicines wil be supervised by your local nephrologist.

What if i have donor but he/she does not have matching blood group?

ABO incompatible kidney transplant can be offered. But the initial risk of rejection is high. Thereby, additional treatment strategy needed and this also add to the cost of blood matching transplant.

How do i proceed?

First step is to search for a blood group matching donor with family (up to second degree relative within family)

When is the best time for Kidney transplant?

Before you are put on dialysis (pre emptive Kidney transplant).

What type of tests needed to match donor and patient?

First, Blood group for patient and donor and secondly, cross match between patient and donor.

How many days will I have to stay in the hospital for my surgery?

Recipeint is admitted for 10 days while donor for about 4 days.

Any particular age group for people to get a kidney transplant ?

Kidney failure patients of any age group including children can get a transplant done , the only criteria being they should be medically and psychologically fit for surgery .

What are the latest technique followed for kidney transplantation?

Robotic Kidney transplant is now offered at some of the center of excellence for kidney tranplant program.

As a foreigner am i eligible to get cadaveric kidney donor in India?

Unfortunately, cadaveric kidney donor is NOT offered to foreigners in India

Do i need kidney transplant?

If your serum creatinine is significantly high (> 5mg%) or if you are already on dialysis then you are a likely candidate for kidney transplant.

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