Organ donation is a gift of life
Diabetes and hypertension are the most common causes of kidney failure. Transplantation is the only way when both kidneys fail. It can be a cadaver or donor transplant. A detailed evaluation of the donor and the recipient is first carried out and any predominant infection is treated. A thorough cardiac evaluation is performed and all issues are resolved.
The transplant can now be performed.
In India, most people between the ages of 2 and 70 can undergo kidney transplant. Although dialysis keeps people with kidney failure, transplant will lead to normal and better quality of life. This is why transplantation is recommended rather than dialysis. The cost of treatment is lower in the case of a long-term transplant. Advancements in technology have made the procedure less painful and the recovery time shorter.
There are different types of transplants performed. ABO Mismatched and Matched Exchange Transplantation, Kidney Transplantation, Exchange Kidney Transplants, Combined Liver and Kidney Transplantation (CLKT), Neonatal and Pediatric CRRT Procedure, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Critical Care Nephrology (Acute Care Nephrology ).
Consultants – Nephrology and Transplantation Doctors, from Manipal Hospitals, Dr Vishwanath S, Dr Sankaran Sundar, Dr Rohan Augustine; and Dr. Deepak Dubey, consultant in urology, robotic surgery and kidney transplantation, share their knowledge on kidney transplantation.