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Transplant surgeries are one of the most crucial procedures where protocol is strictly followed by our team of experts with regards to evaluation, procedure and post-operative treatment methods.

Kamineni Hospitals has proved excellence in transplant surgeries over the span of 25 years, backed by a dedicated team of evaluation and surgical experts, we have succeeded in achieving a consistently high success rate. As a centre of excellence, the following are some of the services offered:

Autograft Transplantation

For surgeries that require organ or tissue transplant within the patient.

Allograft Transplantation

Where a transplantation procedure requires a donor for the patient to acquire a healthy organ.

Cadaver Transplant

Where allograft transplants are done from a cadaveric resource (from a deceased person).

Transplant surgeries are one of the most crucial procedures where protocol is strictly followed by our team of experts with regards to evaluation, procedure and post-operative treatment methods. The surgery is scheduled only after both the donor and the patient clear an extensive medical fitness check.

Kidneys act as the filters of the body. They are essential in retaining minerals and eliminating waste. With changing lifestyles and widespread diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has become a major health concern. CKD causes kidney function to decline and after a certain level of deterioration patients suffer end-stage renal disease, requiring either dialysis or transplantation to survive.

What is a Kidney Transplant?

Kidney Transplantation involves replacing the patient’s damaged kidney with a new kidney from a donor. Donor kidneys can be obtained from a live donor or a deceased donor. Live donors may include relatives or close friends who are tested for blood type, HLA tissue type and cross matching. Potential donors must be a perfect match for the patient.

Steps of Transplantation

After admission, both the patient and donor are physically examined, and several diagnostic investigations are conducted. This may include blood tests, x-rays and EKGs, among others. Determining the patient’s general health to weather a transplant takes priority. Surgery is performed under very close monitoring by multi-disciplinary teams, where the old kidney is removed, the new kidney is placed and all essential parts are re-attached with utmost care.

What to Expect after Transplantation

Kamineni Hospitals has a dedicated post-transplant intensive care and recovery unit. Patients are monitored closely post-transplant for a few weeks. Fluids and medications are administered continually. Vital organ functions, including lung function, are closely monitored. In addition, the physician may choose to use a catheter to ensure proper drainage of the bladder. However, this is only temporary and is eventually removed. After discharge, follow-ups are done for a month on alternate days, following which weekly checkups are conducted. It is imperative that post-transplant medication is taken regularly and timely. In addition, dieticians counsel the patient to aid in recovery and help remain healthy. Alcohol is to be completely avoided forever.

The liver is the largest internal organ and performs several critical functions, including cleansing of blood toxins, regulating immune responses, and metabolizing nutrients and medications.

Over time, liver function may weaken due to lifestyle, genetic predisposition or infections. This can lead to chronic liver failure. The most common cause of chronic liver failure is cirrhosis. Hepatitis B & C, and chronic alcoholism can also lead to cirrhosis and subsequently chronic liver failure.

Chronic liver failure eventually goes beyond management by medication. Liver transplant is usually the last course of treatment for patients with end-stage chronic liver failure.

What is a Liver Transplant?

Liver transplant is the process of surgically removing an impaired liver and replacing it with a healthy liver from a living or deceased donor. As the human liver regenerates, living-donor liver transplant is comparatively a more viable alternative to cadaver transplants.

Steps of Transplantation

After admission, both patient and donor are physically examined, and several diagnostic investigations are conducted. This may include blood tests, x-rays and EKGs, among others

Surgery is performed under very close monitoring by multi-disciplinary teams where the impaired liver is removed, the new liver is placed and all essential parts, such as blood vessels and bile ducts are re-connected with the utmost care.
Surgery can take up to 12 hours, depending on the case.

What to Expect after Transplantation
  • Patients have to spend a few days in the post-transplant intensive care and recovery unit
  • Patients are monitored closely post-transplant for a few weeks.
    Fluids and medications are administered continually. Vital organ functions are closely monitored
  • After discharge, follow ups are done for a month on alternate days, following which weekly checkups are conducted
  • It is imperative that post-transplant medication be taken regularly and as advised

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