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Know your Kidney...

  • Kidney is the chief excretory organ of human body.
  • Located at the rear of the abdominal cavity , the kidneys receive blood to purify. It filters the blood and gets rid of waste material, excess salts and fluids in the form of urine.
  • Each kidney excretes urine into a ureter which empties into the bladder.
  • Kidney is essential to the urinary system and also serve homeostatic functions,  such as the regulation of electrolytes, maintenance of acid–base balance, and regulation of blood pressure.

 

    

 

Enemy to your Kidney…

  • But many a times the kidneys get damaged due to infections ,diabetes, high BP, kidney diseases, and stones leading to different stages of kidney failure. 
  • When left to Stage 4 and 5 of kidney failure, the patient has to undergo dialysis or transplantation of kidney.

 

    

 

Kidney Transplant

  • If patient’s condition permits, kidney transplantation is the permanent solution for better quality of life , otherwise they need to undergo lifelong dialysis. 
  • Kidneys can be donated by the live or a cadaver donor. 
  • As per the law, live donor need to be blood relation for better match and acceptance, thereby reducing organ rejection after transplantation.  
  • If there are no relatives to donate, then the patient is put on waiting list for cadaver transplant. Meanwhile, they undergo dialysis.

 

    

 

Lotus hospital, Erode has state of art  well established Nephrology unit and a Dialysis unit with RO water system We have done related kidney transplantation. 

  • We have an experienced team to do safe transplantation.
  • We have laminar air flow, joint less stainless steel theatre for a 100% infection free surgery
  • We have ICU, blood bank and post dialysis unit for a safe post – operative care.

 

 

FAQ'S

What is Kidney Transplantation?

Kidney transplant refers to the transfer of kidney from a healthy person to a patient whose kidneys have lost its function of filtration. Kidney can be removed from a live donor (as human being can survive with one kidney) or from a deceased donor. 

 

Who can undergo Kidney Transplant?

At Lotus hospital, anyone who is identified with kidney or renal failure and given their willingness for transplant is eligible for kidney transplant. Stage 4 is the highest level (the near end-stage) of a kidney patient. Once the doctors have run the series of diagnostic tests and if the parameters are found satisfactory, they become eligible for kidney transplant.


What happens after kidney transplantation?

After successful kidney transplant at Lotus hospital, the patient gets a greater quality of life with new stamina, strength and energy and makes them feel normal. They feel comfort and enjoy the life without the need to undergo dialysis.  Kidney transplant stabilize anemia and blood pressure to a great extent.

 

Procedure protocol

This procedure is performed by well equipped and experienced team of doctor consisting of nephrologists, urologists, critical care physicians and anesthetist. The kidney transplant procedure involves replacing a patient’s damaged kidney by a donor’s healthy kidney. The healthy kidney is placed on either the left or right side of the patient’s abdomen depending on the requirements and judgment of the transplant team. Our doctors then connect the kidneys to the neighboring blood vessels by means of surgical procedures. The right placement of kidney ensures smooth functioning of the urinary bladder and the nearby blood vessels. Also the veins and arteries are connected appropriately via surgical procedures. It is the usual norm, that the old kidney is removed only when it’s extremely damaged. If it’s able to perform atleast 15-20% of its functions, it will be retained.

 

Pre surgery procedures

At Lotus hospital, we take the patient through a detailed medical evaluation which involves a thorough physical examination, ECG, blood tests, blood group, other required tests and an X-ray of the chest. Blood tests are to be done for Anemia and to rule out any infections. Serology (HIV, HbAsg, HCV) tests are also carried out. In addition to these, the patient will also be tested for cardiac problems and cancer diseases.

 Above said pre-operative tests are carried out for donors and recipient. Once both test results are satisfactory and suitable tests are found compatible, the team readies them for transplantation. 

 

Post operations procedure

After the kidney transplant, the recipient will be shifted to the ICU where he or she will be under continuous monitoring for fortnight (depending upon the patient condition).  On showing required improvements and recovery, the patient will be transferred to ward. Patient will be advised the necessary drugs and diet counseling would be given. , Then discharged from hospital. Patients are monitored for their post- op immunity power. We have a regular post- op follow-up for next 6 months.

 

Package costs

Packages vary from patient to patient.  We have insurance coverage from most of renowned private companies and we are accredited hospital under various government insurance schemes

 

Legal requirements

Any procedures have their own risks, complication and benefits. So on mutual agreement of these risks, transplantation would be carried out. The donor and recipients are required to sign an Organ transplant agreement which is formulated by the Government of India. All the rules and regulations will be given in detail on the agreement. Doctor’s, Counselors, Pro’s and social workers are available to clarify all doubts and guide you smoothly through this process.