Vijaya Transplantation - Centre
When a person’s kidneys fail, kidney transplant and dialysis are the two types of treatment options available to replace many of the functions of healthy kidneys. Many people feel that a successful kidney transplant offers a better quality of life than dialysis. This is because a transplant allows for considerably greater freedom (no need to spend time on dialysis), increased energy levels, and a less restricted diet. In addition, studies have shown that people who receive kidney transplants live longer than those who remain on dialysis. This website provides information on kidney transplantation.
At Vijaya Hospital, you will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team including surgeons, nephrologists, immunologists, endocrinologists and nursing care personnel. We comply with the required legal compliances as stated by the Transplantation of Human Organs Act.
Steps to Renal Transplant
Step 1: Evaluation on your first visit, our kidney transplant team will assess your condition and perform the necessary tests, such as blood work with tissue typing and testing for compatibility with living donors. This team will explain your options and tell you whether kidney transplantation is the best option for you. A new kidney may be donated by a compatible relative. The organ may also come from a deceased donor. All potential living donors are evaluated by a separate team of nephrologists and surgeons. If transplantation isn’t right for you, alternative therapies will be recommended. If you are a candidate for a deceased donor organ, we will register you with the ‘State Network for Organ Sharing’. The Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the nation’s waiting list, matching donors to recipients 24 hours a day, gives patients a fair chance at receiving an organ.
Step 2: During the renal transplant, a new kidney is implanted through an incision in your lower abdomen. It is standard practice to leave your own kidneys in place. Following a brief stay in our recovery suite, you will recuperate in your room, under the watchful care of our transplant team and our nursing staff. We will guide you and your family in the care of your new kidney, and explain the immunosuppressant and other medications that will be required after surgery.
Step 3: After a renal transplant our team will help you to maintain your health and renew your lease on life. We’ll review the medications you must take to prevent rejection of your new kidney, monitor the function of your transplant, address any symptoms you may have, and answer any questions that may arise. After several months, less frequent visits will be required.
Frequently Asked Questions
The functioning kidney is removed either from a living related donor or someone who has recently passed away. A transplanted kidney performs all the functions of a kidney a person has from birth. It constantly filters blood for waste and excess fluid. Most kidney transplant recipients don’t have to limit their diet and fluid intake, but they do need to take medicine on a daily basis to help keep their transplant functioning.
Typically, patients are referred to us by their treating physicians, but you may also contact us directly to discuss your condition. Our transplant coordinator may be reached at +91-9600016792 and can answer initial questions and schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons and/or nephrologists.