Kidney Transplantation

Kidney Transplantation

In a Kidney Transplant, a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor is surgically implanted into a patient whose kidneys are no longer functioning sufficiently. End-stage renal disease (kidney failure) is the result of the body’s inability to filter hazardous levels of fluid and waste, which build up and raise blood pressure. When the kidneys have lost around 90% of their normal function, end-stage renal disease occurs. Kidney Transplant in Chennai is now a seamless and safe procedure with various technical advancements. 


In a living donor one of the kidneys are removed by laparoscopically and implanted onto the recipients right lower abdomen. It is a multi-step procedure with checking first if the donor blood group and recipient’s must be matched. If the blood groups are not matched then special processing is done, this type of transplantation is known as ABO incompatible transplantation. Then the recipient serum is cross matched with donor lymphocytes for compatibility. Then the donor and recipient are evaluated to assess surgical fitness and presence of transmissible infections and cancer.

Why Is A Kidney Transplant Advisable?

A Renal Transplant in Chennai is recommended for people who have severe kidney disease and cannot live without dialysis or a transplant. Dialysis is considered only as a bridge to renal transplantation. Following renal transplantation the recipient enjoys better quality of life and longevity. Common causes of renal failure are Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension and intake of pain killers. For a diagnosis or Kidney Replacement in Chennai, always consult your doctor.

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Types Of Kidney Transplant

If you want to seek kidney transplantation as a treatment option, there are three types to consider. Your transplant team will work with you to determine which option is best for you.


Deceased Donor

If you do not have a living donor, the kidney used in your transplant surgery will be from a deceased donor. Regardless of your donor, you'll go through the same rigorous evaluation to see if you're a good candidate for transplant surgery. You will not be able to receive a kidney transplant in Chennai or anywhere else until you have completed all of the committee's recommended tests and consultations. When you are approved for transplant, you will be placed on the organ waiting list, and you will begin to accumulate waiting time.

Expanded Criteria Donor (ECD)

An ECD is a deceased donor who is over the age of 60. Candidates over the age of 60 or those with a history of diabetes over the age of 50 may be recommended for an ECD kidney. The wait for an ECD kidney could be shorter.

Living Donor

A living donor is someone who donates an organ for renal transplant in Chennai or anywhere Living kidney donors can be blood relatives or people who have an emotional connection to the transplant candidate. Finding a living donor match significantly reduces your waiting time, improves long-term transplant kidney and patient survival, and allows you to choose your surgery date.

Kidney Replacement - Laproscopic Donor Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic / Robotic Donor Surgery

Post-Transplant Care

In order for the surgery to be successful and for the transplanted organ to survive over the long term, the recipient must go through a period of post-transplant care. The major objectives of Post-Transplant Care are to guarantee the transplanted kidney’s normal operation, avoid problems, and preserve general health. Following are some essential elements of post-transplant care:

Following a Kidney Transplant, patients should follow a healthy renal lifestyle that includes being hydrated, controlling blood pressure, and keeping an eye on their cholesterol levels. These actions sustain the transplanted kidney’s long-term health and functionality.

It’s important to remember that after kidney operation post-transplant care requires a lifetime of dedication. Recipients must be diligent in maintaining their health, going to follow-up appointments on schedule, and taking their prescriptions as directed. The majority of Kidney Transplant recipients can experience increased quality of life and long-term success with their donated kidney with the right post-transplant care and by following the guidance given by their consultant

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