If you need kidney transplant surgery, you can feel confident choosing Primus for your care. Our team has performed numerous of complex kidney transplants that have improved the quality of life for our patients and their loved ones.
Kidney failure describes a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter toxins and waste products from the blood. The two forms are acute also called AKI (Acute Kidney Injury) and chronic referred to as CKD (Chronic kidney disease) a number of diseases or health problems may cause either form of renal failure to occur CKD patients are started on renal replacement therapy (RRT) once they reach a state of end stage renal disease (ESRD). Common disease leading to ESRD include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic interstitial nephritis, polycystic kidney disease, and autoimmune conditions such as Lupus nephritis Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney transplantation accounting for approximately 25% of those in the developed and developing world.
Renal replacement therapy (RRT) can be divided into dialysis (Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis) and renal transplant. (The major developments over the past four decades in hemodialysis relate to improvements in membrane biocompatibility and dialyzer design, volumentric control, sophisticated monitoring systems that provide online clearance, isothermal dialysis, high flux membrances and convective modalities such as hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration). Although hemodialysis has improved the quality of life of ESRD patients it is not without its own problems. Kidney transplant is a much better option for patients. A successful kidney transplant frees patients from the need for dialysis and is a more effective treatment for kidney failure. Transplant patients have less restrictions and a better quality of life than those undergoing dialysis. It has become the most successful and widespread organ transplantation performed today.
We at Primus Super Speciality Hospital has been successfully performing renal transplants under the guidance of one of the most skilled transplant surgeon. The knowledge and experience of such eminent doctors has helped in giving quality care in the pre and post transplant period.
If you are nearing the need for dialysis and would like to explore getting a transplant, start the discussion with your nephrologist. Your doctor will discuss the transplant process with you, which generally starts with being referred to a transplant center for further evaluation. While transplant requirements vary between centers, you’ll most likely undergo comprehensive medical tests to determine if you are a viable candidate. If you are, then the search for a donor can begin.
There are two types of organ donors: a living donor and a non-living, or cadaver, donor. Compatibility between a patient and the donor reduces the chances of organ rejection and can contribute to a more successful transplant. Additionally, because medication to help prevent organ rejection is so effective, donors don’t always have to be genetically similar to the recipient.
If you don’t have a potential living donor, you will be placed on the waiting list for a cadaver organ and will need to register for the national transplant waiting list at United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). The wait for a transplant can vary greatly depending on the type of donation you receive, your geographic location and current health.
You will be scheduled for surgery as soon as an appropriate organ match has been identified. In most cases, your surgeon will leave your kidneys in place and simply place the new, healthy kidney in a different location in your abdomen. You will remain in the hospital for several days after the surgery and be monitored for any complications.
While your age and health conditions prior to the transplant surgery can affect the risk of complications, there are three common post-transplant concerns.
- Rejection - Medication will be prescribed to help ensure your body accepts the new kidney.
- Functionality - In some cases, the newly transplanted kidney begins working right away, while in others it may require dialysis for a few days before it starts functioning normally.
- Organ lifespan - The average life span for a donated kidney is 10 to 15 years. When a transplant fails, a patient may opt for a second transplant or return to dialysis.
If you have advanced kidney disease, or you’re on dialysis, you may be hoping a kidney transplant will improve the quality and quantity of your life. We want those outcomes for you as well. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for transplant. Thanks to our transplant specialists’ extensive experience, we are often able to accept into our kidney transplant program people who have been turned away elsewhere due to their complex medical conditions.
If you’ve had a prior transplant, we have multiple anti-rejection regimens to offer you. These options can make it more likely you’ll find a match among potential living donors and more likely we can waitlist you for a deceased donor transplant. If your immune system is highly sensitized, our innovative, newly available approaches are proving better at overcoming this problem.
Our colleagues in the other Primus organ transplant teams share our commitment to providing you the life-changing transplant you need with the best possible outcome. We regularly partner with them to help you and your caregivers throughout each step of the process.
We offer a comprehensive, one-day evaluation. You’ll be seen by all the necessary specialists - a nephrologist, transplant surgeon.
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