Apollo Kidney Transplant Unit

Kidney transplant

In Apollo Hospital’s, Indore Nephrology and Urology have a sizeable and comprehensive kidney transplant program, having performed both autologous and cadaveric transplants. It has the first organ transplant registry in India Apollo Hospital’s, Indore also perform minimally invasive surgery for renal donors thereby minimizing post-operative recovery time and hospitalization.
Kidney transplant is the best option for patients with end stage kidney disease. Apollo Hospital’s, Indore have a well organized live related and cadaver organ donation programme in which we do approximately 25 kidney transplants per year. Our patients and graft survival matches the best centres in the world. Apollo Hospital’s, Indore have facilities for desensitization to do high risk transplantation including ABO incompatible transplants Apollo hospitals Indore is part of the Centre of Clinical Excellence for transplant which includes kidney, liver, cornea etc. We Have Done in Apollo Hospitals 10 Pediatric Transplants with Good results.
The stringent infection control practices, immunosuppressive protocols and proactive vigil for complications and their prompt management make the service a huge success. The Transplant unit also integrates, analyzes and addresses the health needs of the transplant patient and his or her family. The Apollo Hospitals group has performed more than 21000 kidney transplants till date.

Types of Kidney Transplant Performed

  • Cadaver-donor kidney transplantation
  • Living donor kidney transplants (from blood related and donors)
  • Laparoscopic donor Nephrectomy
  • ABO i Kidney Transplants
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplants
  • Paired Kidney Donation

What is a Kidney Transplant?

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a kidney from a live or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly.
The kidneys remove excess fluid and waste from blood. When kidneys lose their filtering ability, dangerous levels of fluid and waste accumulate resulting in kidney failure or end-stage kidney disease. A kidney transplant is often the best treatment for kidney failure.

Only one donated kidney is needed to replace two failed kidneys, making living-donor kidney transplantation an option. If a compatible living donor isn’t available for a kidney transplant, the patient’s name may be placed on a kidney transplant waiting list to receive a kidney from a deceased donor. Which is Cadaver Kidney Transplants.
When blood Group Matching Is Not Available in donor And recipient’s then ABOi Kidney Transplant is done.

Paired Kidney Donation is another option for blood sampling is not maturity
A kidney transplant is used to treat kidney failure (end-stage kidney disease), a condition in which kidneys can function at only a fraction of normal capacity. People with end-stage kidney disease need either to have waste removed from their bloodstream (dialysis) or a kidney transplant to stay alive.

Causes of Kidney Failure

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic, Kidney Disease.
  • Chronic glomerulonephritis – an inflammation and eventual scarring of the tiny filters within your kidneys (glomeruli)
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Reflux Nephropathy
  • Congenital Abnormality of kidney and Urinary Bladder

Sometimes kidney disease can be managed with diet, medication and treatment for the underlying cause. If despite these steps kidneys still can’t filter your blood adequately a kidney transplant is the treatment of choice.

Finding a Donor

A kidney donor can be living or deceased, related .The nephrologist will consider several factors, such as blood and tissue types, when evaluating whether a living donor will be a good match. Family members are often the most likely to be compatible kidney donors.

During a Kidney Transplant

  • Kidney transplants are performed with general anesthesia
  • The surgeon makes an incision and places the new kidney in the lower abdomen. are left in place.
  • The blood vessels of the new kidney are attached to blood vessels in the lower part of the abdomen, just above one of the legs.
  • The new kidney’s ureter – the tube that links the kidney to the bladder – is connected to the bladder.

After a Kidney Transplant

  • Doctors and nurses monitor the patient’s condition in the hospital’s transplant recovery area to watch for signs of complications. The new kidney will make urine like the patient’s own kidneys did when they were healthy. This starts immediately.
  • Close monitoring is necessary for a few weeks.
  • Transplant recipients need a number of medications after kidney transplant. Drugs called immunosuppressant’s help keep the patient’s own immune system from attacking the new kidney. Additional drugs help reduce the risk of other complications, such as infection, after transplant.
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