Renal Transplant

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Overview

The Department of Kidney Transplant at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai comprises highly skill urologic surgeon transplant nephrologists, anesthesiologist, Intensivists, Specialized Nurses, Technicians, Counselors and social worker who have exhaustive experience in the management of renal disease. The mission of the team is to provide state of the art services using evidence based guidelines at an affordable cost.

The Transplant team has the distinction of being one the most experienced in the region. The team members have been trained at the best centers in the world and have vast experience in managing Renal transplant patients. A competent nursing and technical support team ensures optimum and uncompromising patient care. The department has advanced critical care unit with dedicated ICU beds. The team is also backed up by an enthusiastic and hardworking team of physiotherapists and Dieticians.

We have established a successful transplant program .The team has a distinction of being versatile in their approach and is capable of performing Living Donor and deceased donor Kidney Transplants.

Kidney Disease

Kidney is one of the vital organ of the body which helps to filter your blood. They remove wastes, control the body's fluid balance, and keep the right levels of electrolytes. Complete loss of kidney function, usually due to progressive chronic kidney disease leads to Chronic renal failure . Chronic renal failure is a progressive condition where the kidneys become irreversibly damaged over a period of time leading the patient to survive on dialysis.

Common Causes of End-Stage Renal Disease

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Severe anatomical problems of the urinary tract

Treatments for end-stage Renal disease

The treatments for end-stage renal disease is hemodialysis, a mechanical process of cleaning the blood of waste products. However, while none of these treatments cure end-stage renal disease. Renal transplant is the long term solution of severe chronic renal failure and frequent dialysis.

Who Needs Renal Transplantation?

As per doctors advise. (usually patients who have severe chronic renal failure (end-stage renal disease) with GFR less than 10 ml / min or patients who are on dialysis).

What is Renal Transplant Surgery?

A kidney transplant is a surgery that involves taking a healthy kidney from a donor and placing it into a person whose kidneys are no longer working properly. Kidneys for transplantation might come from living donors or deceased organ donors.

What are the Benefits?

A kidney transplant is usually the best treatment for kidney failure in patients who are fit enough for the operation. Main advantages of a successful kidney transplant are 

  • Most patients enjoy a better quality of life.
  • No longer need dialysis.
  • Higher energy levels.
  • Work and travel is easier.
  • Fewer restrictions on what you can eat and drink.
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