Apollo Hospitals, Nashik performed its first Renal Transplant Surgery at Nashik. A team of highly qualified surgeons, nephrologists and support staff performed the surgery on 28th September, 2016. Patient, Dr. Rohini Desle, who was on dialysis for a long time was kept under constant monitoring in the ‘Transplant Unit’ and thereafter shifted to ward and was discharged as she recovered well in a short span of time. She does not require dialysis any longer and can lead a normal life.
The organ for the transplant was retrieved from a brain dead patient at Pune and transported to Nashik under controlled environment after being assigned by Zonal transplant coordination committee (ZTCC). To reduce the time of ischemia, traffic police, Nashik created a green corridor, so that the transportation time could be reduced and the organ could reach the patient at the earliest, which is crucial in any successful transplant.
The team consisted of transplant surgeons Dr. Pravin Goverdhane, Dr. Kishore Wani, Dr. Abhay Singh Walia and Dr. Nandan Vileker, Nephrologist Dr. Mohan Patel and Dr. Prakash Ugale, Transplant coordinator Mr. Bhushan Patil and other nursing and paramedical staffs under the supervision of Medical Superintendent, Dr. Dilip Patil.
Maj Gen (Dr) Vijay Saraswat, Chief Operating Officer, informed that Apollo hospitals have been the pioneer in driving transplant program in the private sector and have performed over 16,000 renal transplants and over 2600 Liver transplants across the country. Apollo hospital, Nashik, was granted permission for Renal Transplant in June 2016.