Kidney Transplant Cost In India

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

In Kidney Transplant Surgery donor's kidney is placed in the lower part of the abdomen and then its blood vessels and urine tube is attached to the bladder.

Usually, the procedure takes 2-3 hours to finish and is done under general anesthesia.

The surgeon makes a diagonal incision on either side of the body depending on the case. In general, the recipient's own kidney is left untouched in the body unless it is infected. 

Kidney Transplant cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.577200 to Rs.769600. Cost for International patients is between USD 11700 to USD 14300.

Patient has to stay in the hospital for 10 days and outside the hospital for 40 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

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Inclusions in the package

The cost of Kidney Transplant includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost [some tests that may be required, including blood typing, tissue typing, and cross-matching]

  • The surgery cost package includes donor kidney resection and kidney transplant to the patient.

  • Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)

  • Medicine cost (Immunosuppressants, Pain Killers, Antibiotics, etc.)

  • Cost of immunosuppressant injections (if required)

  • Patient's hospital stay 

  • Donor's hospital stay

Note: Extra care is needed after a kidney Transplant since there is a risk of infection, so the patient may need to stay in a sterile environment during recovery.

Factors affecting cost of Kidney Transplant

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)

  • The severity of the disease

  • Additional tests may be needed, like Tissue Biopsy 

  • Post-surgical complication, if it happens (such as bleeding, rejection of the donated kidney, etc.) 

  • Cost of Blood products (if required)

  • An extended stay at the Hospital due to any health reason apart from the package stay period

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Kidney Transplant in India

Listing approximate price of Kidney Transplant and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Kidney Transplant Rs.577200 to Rs.769600
Radical Nephrectomy Rs.199800 to Rs.266400

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Kidney Transplant.

What is the cost of tests for kidney transplants?

There are three main blood tests that are essential before a kidney transplant: blood typing, tissue typing, and cross-matching. These are used to determine if the patient and the donor are a kidney match. The package covers the costs of these tests. 

Are the pharmacy and medicines cost included in the package?

Any medicines you consume that are recommended by the doctor and available at the hospital are covered in the package during your hospital stay. But if you buy any medicines outside the hospital, you have to pay for them separately.

How long is the hospital stay after a kidney transplant?

If you receive a kidney from a living donor, the stay is 4-6 days, and if you receive a kidney from a deceased donor, the stay is 6-10 days. Children stay in the hospital for 10-14 days. Usually, the time span in the hospital depends on how well the kidney is working. Initially, you have to visit your doctor 2-3 times each week for follow-ups to ensure that your body is healing. The sutures or staples are removed a few weeks after the surgery. 

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How much does Kidney Transplant cost in different cities in India?

The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Kidney Transplant in different cities in India is approximately in the range of:

  • New Delhi: Rs.487734 to Rs.762866
  • Gurgaon: Rs.500240 to Rs.750360
  • Noida: Rs.468975 to Rs.781625
  • Chennai: Rs.500240 to Rs.719095
  • Mumbai: Rs.512746 to Rs.762866
  • Bangalore: Rs.487734 to Rs.737854
  • Kolkata: Rs.468975 to Rs.706589
  • Jaipur: Rs.437710 to Rs.700336
  • Mohali: Rs.450216 to Rs.1063010
  • Ahmedabad: Rs.418951 to Rs.694083
  • Hyderabad: Rs.481481 to Rs.731601

How much does Kidney Transplant cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Kidney Transplant in different countries is approximately:

  • Turkey USD 16000 to USD 24000
  • Thailand USD 19200 to USD 28800
  • Germany USD 60000 to USD 90000
  • Israel USD 80000 to USD 120000
  • Singapore USD 60000 to USD 90000
  • Malaysia USD 20800 to USD 31200

List of Centers for Kidney Transplant in India

Popular Cities in India for Kidney Transplant are:

Leading Hospitals for Kidney Transplant in India

Doctors for Kidney Transplant in India

For Kidney Transplant surgery, a team of experienced Nephrologists, urologists, and general anesthesiologists is required.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Lakshmi Kant Tripathi

Dr. Lakshmi Kant Tripathi

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

Artemis Hospital, GurgaonLocation

Nephrology & Kidney Transplant, Preventive Nephrology, Clinical Nephrology, Critical Care Nephrology, Dialytic Therapies, Kidney Transplantation, Renal Biopsy, Venous Catheterizations, CRRTs

Dr. Sanjay Gogoi

Dr. Sanjay Gogoi

Director, 25 years of experience

Manipal Hospitals Dwarka, DelhiLocation

Robotic Constructive Urology, Renal transplantation, Transurethral Incision of Prostate, Congenital defects, Genito-urinary fistulas

Dr. Anant Kumar

Dr. Anant Kumar

Senior Consultant, 35 years of experience

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New DelhiLocation

Kidney Transplantation, Robotic Assisted, Renovascular Hypertension, Urological Oncology, Laser Urological, Surgery & Reconstructive Urology

Dr. Vijaya Rajakumari

Dr. Vijaya Rajakumari

, 30 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

General Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Nephrology

Dr. Sandeep Guleria

Dr. Sandeep Guleria

Senior Consultant, 33 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

Renal transplantation

Dr. Rahul Gupta

Dr. Rahul Gupta

Senior Consultant, 13 years of experience

Sarvodaya Hospital, FaridabadLocation

Endourology Uro-Oncology Reconstructive Urology

Dr. Salil Jain

Dr. Salil Jain

Director, 24 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) treatment, Kidney Failure Treatment, Kidney Dialysis, Kidney Stone Treatment, Hemodialysis, Ureteroscopy (URS), Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Hemodiafiltration (HDF), Renal (Kidney) Surgery, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal), Peritoneal Dialysis, Dialysis / Hemodialysis, \Proteinuria

Dr. Arun Halankar

Dr. Arun Halankar

Consultant, 46 years of experience

Jaslok Hospital, MumbaiLocation

vasculitis autoimmune conditions involving the kidneys electrolyte, fluid, and acid-base imbalances or disturbances some metabolic disorders, such as diabetes blood or protein in urine chronic kidney disease kidney stones, although a urologist may also treat this kidney infections kidney swelling due to glomerulonephritis or interstitial nephritis kidney cancer polycystic kidney disease hemolytic uremic syndrome renal artery stenosis nephrotic syndrome end-stage kidney disease kidney failure, both acute and chronic

Dr. Rajeev Sood

Dr. Rajeev Sood

Chairman, 30 years of experience

Marengo Asia Hospitals Formerly QRG Health City, FaridabadLocation

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Minimally Invasive Urology, Vasectomy, Transurethral Incision of The Prostate (TUIP), Liver Disease Treatment Green laser and Holep prostate surgery Robotisedlaparoscopic surgery

Dr. Sanjay Maitra

Dr. Sanjay Maitra

Consultant, 22 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills HyderabadLocation

Critical care renal replacement therapy, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis

Dr. A. Kanakaraj

Dr. A. Kanakaraj

Senior Consultant, 31 years of experience

MIOT International, ChennaiLocation

Ureteroscopy (URS) Kidney Stone Treatment Renal (Kidney) Surgery Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy Renal Angioplasty & Stenting Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Kidney Transplant Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Hemodialysis Hemodiafiltration (HDF)

Dr. Ravindra Nikalji

Dr. Ravindra Nikalji

Consultant, 14 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, MumbaiLocation

Hemodiafiltration (HDF) Hemodialysis Treatment For Kidney Transplant Nephrectomy Renal (Kidney) Surgery Renal Angioplasty & Stenting Ureteroscopy Urinary Tract Infection Adult Nephrology

Dr. Bhavesh Vora

Dr. Bhavesh Vora

Consultant, 29 years of experience

Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, MumbaiLocation

Dr. Sudhirranjan Dash

Dr. Sudhirranjan Dash

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Location

Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) treatment Kidney Failure Treatment Kidney Dialysis Ureteroscopy (URS) Kidney Stone Treatment Hemodialysis Hemodiafiltration (HDF) Renal (Kidney) Surgery Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Dr. Jyotsna Zope

Dr. Jyotsna Zope

Senior Consultant, 37 years of experience

S. L. Raheja Hospital, MumbaiLocation

Haemodialysis Dialysis Services Vascular Access Procedures Jugular and Perm Catheterization Arteriovenous Fistula Acute/Chronic Kidney Injury Diabetes Hypertension Stones or Cysts

Dr. Niranjan Kulkarni

Dr. Niranjan Kulkarni

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, MumbaiLocation

Hemodialysis Hemodiafiltration Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Kidney Transplantation Kidney Biopsy.

Dr. Sharad Sheth

Dr. Sharad Sheth

Head of Department, 39 years of experience

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, MumbaiLocation

Kidney Transplant Acute Renal Failure Acute renal cortical necrosis Hepatorenal syndromes Renal transplantation Uremia.

Dr C. Chinnaswami

Dr C. Chinnaswami

Consultant, 45 years of experience

Vijaya Hospital, ChennaiLocation

Lithotripsy Urinary Tract Obstruction Uro Oncology Prostate Laser Surgery Stone laser surgery Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Urinary Incontinence (Ui) Treatment Transurethral Incision of The Prostate (TUIP) Blood in Urine (Hematuria) Treatment Minimally Invasive Urology Circumcision Varicocele Surgery Lithotripsy Male hypogonadism Subincision Radical Cystectomy Hydrocele Treatment (Surgical) Male Sexual Dysfunction Treatment Male Infertility Treatment Minimally Invasive Urology Kidney Transplantation Prostate Laser Surgery Male Sexual Problems Transurethral Incision of The Prostate (TUIP) Vascular Surgery Blood in Urine (Hematuria) Treatment Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Neurourology Circumcision

Dr. Saritha Vinod

Dr. Saritha Vinod

Consultant, 32 years of experience

Vinita HospitalLocation

Kidney Disease Treatment, Renal Replacement Therapy, Urinary Tract / Bladder Stones Treatment, Kidney Transplant, Adult Nephrology

Dr. P Chatree

Dr. P Chatree

Consultant, 33 years of experience

Metro Hospital & Cancer Institute, Preet Vihar, New Delhi Location

Kidney transplants Chronic kidney diseases Hemodialysis Glomerulonephritis Polycystic kidneys Chronic kidney disease End-stage renal disease Kidney failure

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Kidney Transplant

Before the Procedure (17 Questions):

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 .

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

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

Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure which is being used for replacing a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into the kidney of a person whose kidney is not functioning properly.

Kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for the patients having kidney failure, this can treatment of choice for people having chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease.  Kidney transplant can give you a better quality of life, lower  death risk, few restrictions on diet

You cannot go for kidney transplant if you are in higher age, severe heart disease, history of alcohol or drug and dementia.

Kidney transplant have its own advantage and disadvantage, some studies have shown that patients who have undergone kidney transplant are able to live longer life than patients for dialysis. Many patient who have undergone kidney transplant have improved their quality of life as compared to those being on dialysis.

You may experience some pain or soreness at the site of incision during healing, while you are in hospital the doctor will monitor you to prevent complications.

The risk of kidney transplant includes infection, bleeding , and even damage to the surrounding organs.

During the Procedure (4 Questions):

The surgery takes 3 to 5 hours.

Kidney transplant surgery usually takes around three to four hours to complete under general anaesthesia.

Before kidney transplant tests are done to check if the donor kidney matches with your body. For  check whether kidney transplant is a good option the new kidney will be very similar to the other organs and tissues of your body.

In the process of kidney transplant the surgeon will make an incision in the lower part of your abdomen and then places new kidney in your body.  kidneys are left in place till they are causing complications such as high blood pressure, kidney stones, pain or infection.  The blood vessels of the kidneys are being attached to the blood vessels in the lower part of your abdomen. The new kidney which links kidney to bladder is connected.

Post the Procedure (12 Questions):

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

As patient regains energy they can resume the sexual activity.

Kidney transplant increases the life expectancy of a patient till 40 years.

The recovery of kidney transplant takes 4-5 days if no complications is seen. The duration of stay depends on your need and medical condition.

When kidney transplant is done your kidney will filter blood and there is no longer need for any dialysis. You will need some medications to suppress your immune system so that your body cannot reject the donor kidney.

You should prevent yourself from infections, take vaccination, improve your dietary habits, avoid your drinking and smoking habits.

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