What is a kidney transplant?

A kidney transplant is a procedure to replace the diseased kidney with a healthy one. The heathy kidney come from a living or a deceased donor. The donorlive can lead a normal life with his remaining healthy kidney. The recipient usually receives only one kidney.

Who needs a kidney transplant ?

The kidneys remove ureas and other liquid wastes from the body. They also balance salts, potassium and sodium in the blood. They also help produce erythropoietin, a hormone that aids the formation of red blood cells. These functions are essential to regulate blood pressure and maintain the acid levels in the body.

A diseased kidney may reach the end stage renal disease when it is unable to perform its function. At this stage one needs to undergo dialysis.

There are many factors that can cause kidney failure. Some of the causes are:

Frequent urinary infections.

Kidney damage due to high blood pressure and diabetes

Disease like polycystic kidney disease and auto immune disorders such as lupus It’s always advised and important to know whether you need Kidney Transplant, HealthKhoj helps patient to understand whether they need it or not by providing opinion from top Specialist Doctors across India.

Who is not a candidate for kidney transplant?

People who have severe heart conditions, advanced cancer or an untreatable infection are not advised to go for a kidney transplant.

Contact HealthKhoj to be sure.

What is the approval process for kidney transplant?

Each state has an authorization board to validate the bonafides of donor and the recipient. The process starts with submission of relevant forms and documents to the hospital. Please check with your hospital for details or contact HealthKhoj to understand, what are all hospitals having permission for such procedures.

What are the risks of kidney transplant?

There is always a possibility of a complication in any surgery. Some of the possible complications in kidney transplant include bleeding, infection, blockage of blood vessels to new kidney, blockage or leakage of urine.

The new kidney may be rejected by the body. It is a normal reaction of the body's immune system to any foreign objects or tissue. The patient is given medication to reduce the chances of rejection.

What is the recovery process for kidney transplant?

The kidney transplant requires several days of hospitalization. While the kidney from a living donor starts working immediately, the one received from a deceased person takes time and consequently the patient may need to be on the dialysis for longer period. During the hospitalization the medical team also checks on how well the patient reacts to anti-rejection medication.

Once the patient is discharged they are expected to maintain hygiene of the surgical area. As the immune system is suppressed due to medication the patient needs to avoid exposure to anyone who may be unwell. You may need multiple visits to to doctor to ensure that there are no complications.

Indicative costs

A typical transplant can cost about xxx lakh rupees. This is an indicative figure. The actual cost may vary on a case to case basis. Contact us HealthKhoj to know the prices at multiple hospitals.

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