Kidney Transplantation (also known as Renal Transplantation) is the process of transplant of a kidney into a patient suffering from the end-stage disease of the kidney. Kidney Transplant is generally divided into two parts depending on the source of the donor organ-
- Deceased donor kidney transplant (formerly known as cadaveric)
- Living donor kidney transplant, further classified into genetically related and unrelated transplants, depending on whether a biological or genetic relationship exists between the donor and the recipient.
When your kidneys lose their filtration ability (almost total loss in case of end-stage kidney disease), harmful and toxic substances, especially fluids and wastes accumulate in your body. Which will result in symptoms like edema, breathlessness, decreased appetite . End-stage renal diseases occur when kidneys lose almost 90% of their ability to function normally, resulting in renal failure.
Some of the common causes that result in end-stage kidney diseases and might be precursors of kidney transplantation are diabetes, chronic and uncontrolled high blood pressure, chronic glomerulonephritis, which is an inflammation and eventual scarring of the glomeruli (tiny filters within your kidney) and polycystic kidney diseases.
Patients with end-stage renal disease are required to remove their bodily wastes by dialysis or a kidney transplant to prevent poisoning and toxicities.
For a successful transplant of the kidney, you need to work closely with your transplant team, members of which would include yourself, your family members, which includes your parents, spouse, children. The team comprises of transplant surgeon, Nephrologist (a kidney specialist) Transplant Coordinator who is a specially trained nurse who will manage your entire treatment process, Pharmacist who would suggest you on the medicines and what not to take during medications, Social Worker a coordinator to care for you after your transplant and who is trained to help you with your daily problems and a Dietician who will decide on your diet plan post-surgery to help you recover quickly and help you plan healthy meals.
After your transplantation surgery, you will probably have to stay hospitalized for quite 10-12 days or till you have completely recovered and are fit for a normal life. To make sure that your new kidney is working properly, you will have to perform some blood tests before you are discharged from the hospital, to see if your blood is being purified or not.
Kidney Transplantation is the most advanced option for the treatment of end stage kidney disease and also giving better quality of life to the recipient. Here, at one of the best hospitals for kidney transplant surgery in Hyderabad for the treatment of nephrology related conditions, we provide you with well-equipped OTs with dedicated wards with considerate medical staff where we ensure the best healing experience to all our patients.
Why Choose Us
- We have a team of highly qualified doctors who are trained to give you the utmost attention and to understand your needs.
- We are a centre with a global team of doctors who perform upwards of 18,000 surgeries. We have one of the best kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad.
- The Gleneagles Global Brand has been preferred by people suffering from renal failure or other organ transplant cases all over Asia.
- We have state of the art operating theatres that are specialized in providing minimal access surgery features to surgeons in cases that require advanced surgical interference.
- Our achievements showcase the expertise of our doctors. We performed the first swap-kidney transplant operation in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. We were also the first hospital to be recognized by the Government of India.
- These show our proficiency in the field of kidney transplants and why we are one of the best hospitals for kidney transplant surgery in Hyderabad.
The first step to the diagnosis of Kidney disease is understanding the symptoms of a damaged kidney or kidney failure. Healthy kidneys remove toxins and other waste materials from the body by the purification of blood. Our kidneys also produce several hormones that help us to control our blood pressure, keep our bones strong, and make red blood cells. Kidney failure says that the kidneys are no longer working enough to do these jobs. It would cause several health problems to develop. As your kidneys malfunction, you may have the following conditions of your body-
- You will probably have swelling on your legs, feet or ankles,
- You might get headaches,
- Feel itchy,
- You might feel tired during the day and help sleeping issues at night,
- You might feel disorders and sickness of your stomach, lose your sense of taste, lose weight or not feel hungry,
- Urinate very little or nothing,
- Have weakness, muscle cramps or numbness,
- Have stiffness, pain or fluid collection in your joints or
- Feel confused, have memory problems, or have trouble focusing.
- You might as well develop some other diseases as a result of your kidney problems.
- These diseases might as well be considered as warning signs of renal failure.
- High blood pressure- this disease is both a cause a result of kidney failure. High blood pressure damages our kidneys, as well as damaged kidneys, cannot maintain our blood pressure.
- Heart disease- this causes a higher chance of kidney disease and might be a result of kidney failure.
- Bone and Mineral Disorder
A kidney failure generally requires dialysis or a kidney transplant. Both of these are available with experienced and trained surgeons and physicians at Gleneagles, which is undoubtedly the best hospital for the treatment of kidney failure in Hyderabad. If you are undergoing dialysis or have just been operated for a kidney transplant, you will feel better if you-
- Stick to the schedule of your treatment,
- Take your prescribed medicines and review it every time you visit your physician,
- Engage a dietician to draw out a diet plan,
- Stay active,
- Stay close to loved ones
In case of renal failure, a healthy kidney is placed inside your body to do the work that your kidneys can not do anymore, like the removal of toxins and waste products and secretion of important hormones.
After the transplant, you can have your favourite foods with fewer limits and also follow a heart-healthy diet to improve your health and energy. However, with the positive point of leading your earlier life, there is the risk of anaesthesia and surgery. Anti-rejection injections, which are a part of the process, can have several side effects on your health.
Health experts will give you a total physical test, see your past records, and request a line of tests to find out about your general wellbeing. Everything that can influence how well you can deal with treatment will be checked. The assessment procedure for a transplant is intensive. Your doctors should know a lot about your past records and treatment to support their treatment plans. One thing you should do to fasten the processes involved is to complete all the testing as fast as could reasonably be expected and remain in close contact with the transplant donor. Even if doctors suggest that you are not fit for transplant at present, don't be reluctant to inquire as to why—or in the event that you may be qualified at some future time. Keep in mind, being dynamic in your very own consideration is perhaps the most ideal approach to remain safe.
In the event that somebody you know might want to give a kidney to you, that individual will likewise need to see a screening to see whether the person is a match and sufficiently stable to give.
Kidney Transplant can be divided into 2 types depending on the source of the transplant
- Deceased donor kidney transplant (formerly known as cadaveric kidney transplant)- when the organs of a dead person, donated after death, are transplanted into your body, it is called Cadaveric kidney transplant.
- Living donor kidney transplant, further classified into genetically related and unrelated transplants, depending on whether a biological or genetic relationship exists between the donor and the recipient. This is when a living person donates his or her organs to you.
Kidney transplant can also be classified into
- Pre-emptive Kidney Transplant– when you get a kidney transplant before you start the process of dialysis is called pre-emptive kidney transplant. This transplant saves you from undergoing the entire process of dialysis altogether.
- Early Kidney Transplant– when you get a transplant done after you have undergone a few dialyzes, it is called early kidney transplant.
Research shows that going for a pre-emptive or early kidney transplant would give you a better lifestyle and long-term health. It would also save enough time and money for you.
Both these types of transplants are done with extreme care and precision by the most experienced, trained, and the best kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad. Letting the patient be updated about every step of treatment, Gleneagles Global Hospital is, without a doubt, the best hospital for kidney transplant surgery in Hyderabad.
A kidney transplant can be received at any age, from children to old people. The recipient has to be healthy enough for the operation of kidney failure. You also must be free from cancer or any prior chronic infection.
The best kidney transplant doctors of Hyderabad would give you a complete physical examination, review your health records and get a series of tests and X-rays done to get a detailed idea about the physical body condition and whether you are healthy enough for the transplant. Health evaluations are also conducted on the donor (if you are going to have a living donor transplant) to see whether the kidney is healthy enough to be transplanted, and the donor is healthy enough to have the operation performed on him/her and lead a normal life without one kidney after the surgery.
The transplant operation takes about 4 hours, and generally, your native kidney isn't removed from your body unless there are medical reasons to do so. The donated kidney is placed in your lower abdomen to connect it easily to important blood vessels and bladder. You might need dialysis till the new kidney starts working properly. You will be discharged after about a week of the operation. After you are discharged, you have to go regularly for check-ups and multiple blood tests for the first few weeks.
If your body rejects the new kidney, you will get the symptoms, and it's essential to consult your transplant team immediately to fix the issues without losing your transplant. You can return to work after about eight weeks of the transplant, but it's subjected to your health conditions. Your transplant team would surely assist you in deciding on the date. The kidney that you will receive would probably be of a healthy deceased person who donated his/her organs after death or a living donor who might be an extremely close relative of yours.
The Kidney Transplant Program at Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital is carried out by the best kidney transplant specialists of Hyderabad and in India. The well-trained doctors and surgeons, highly experienced in several successful transplants, would help you with the necessary care and comfort during your treatment process and lead you towards a healthy and normal life.
Being one of the best hospitals for treatment of kidney failure in Hyderabad, we are embodied with amongst the best kidney transplant surgeons in Hyderabad who aid our patients with care and compassion through their experience in nephrology and renal failure. We offer specialty consultation to our patients through our world-class doctors and advanced diagnostics.
Dr Y. Sandeep Reddy
MBBS, MD, DM(Nephrology)
Sr. Consultant - Nephrologist
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