Kidney Transplant Program in Chennai

Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage kidney disease. Kidney transplantation is typically classified as deceased-donor or living-donor transplantation depending on the source of the donor organ.

A kidney transplant may be performed regardless of the age of the recipient (patient who requires the kidney) provided they have a general health status that can withstand the major operation, there is a good chance of transplant success, and the person is aware and willing to comply with taking immunosuppressant medications after the transplant to prevent rejection of the new organ by the body’s immune system.

Gleneagles Global Health City presents to you a team of the best kidney transplant doctors in India, located in Chennai. The surgeons of the Global group are well trained and experienced in performing in their field. We have well-maintained labs and surgical rooms with advanced machines to perform the surgery with ease. The transplant program covers both live and cadaveric transplants making it the best kidney transplant hospital in Chennai.

Our mission is to be the best hospital for a kidney transplant in India, located in Chennai terminal kidney disease by informing them that kidney transplants in India are routinely performed with much dedication at the Gleneagles Global Health City. We also acknowledge the present and past donors who saved the lives of their near and dear ones.

Some of the interventional radiology procedures include:

  • Cadaveric renal transplantation
  • Solitary Kidney transplant
  • Laparoscopic donor Nephrectomy
  • Combined Liver Kidney Transplant
  • Combined Kidney Pancreas Transplant

Why Choose Us for Kidney Transplant Services?

We have one of the best kidney transplant doctors in India, located in Chennai with years of experience in this field, treating thousands of patients each year. The kidney transplant specialists are well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and care to victims.

Why Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

  • Excellent Doctors

Our doctors are highly knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and will be there for you when you need them the most. Our goal is measured by the number of people in whom we restore the hope of a healthy tomorrow.

  • State-of-the-art Infrastructure

Streamlined processes, advanced technologies, world-class infrastructure, specialized and interdisciplinary care, and unparalleled simplicity of meeting every patient’s health needs. We are committed to your well-being.

  • Cutting-edge Technology

Providing global access to advanced healthcare. We embrace high precision technologies for giving you a world-class healthcare experience. Our exceptional medical expertise is matched by our commitment to personalized care.

Our Diagnostic Capabilities for Kidney Failure

What are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Possible symptoms for kidney failure Gleneagles Global Health City include:

  • a reduced amount of urine
  • swelling of your legs, ankles, and feet from retention of fluids caused by the failure of the kidneys to eliminate water waste
  • unexplained shortness of breath
  • excessive drowsiness or fatigue
  • persistent nausea
  • confusion
  • pain or pressure in your chest
  • seizures
  • coma

What health problems can people with kidney disease develop?

The two main causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are responsible for up to two-thirds of the cases. Diabetes happens when your blood sugar is too high, causing damage to many organs in your body, including the kidneys and heart, as well as blood vessels, nerves, and eyes. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the pressure of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels increases. If uncontrolled, or poorly controlled, high blood pressure can be a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes, and chronic kidney disease. Also, chronic kidney disease can cause high blood pressure.

Other conditions that affect the kidneys are:

  • Glomerulonephritis, a group of diseases that cause inflammation and damage to the kidney’s filtering units. These disorders are the third most common type of kidney disease.
  • Inherited diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease, which causes large cysts to form in the kidneys and damage the surrounding tissue.
  • Malformations that occur as a baby develops in its mother’s womb. For example, a narrowing may occur that prevents normal outflow of urine and causes urine to flow back up to the kidney. This causes infections and may damage the kidneys.
  • Lupus and other diseases that affect the body’s immune system.
  • Obstructions caused by problems like kidney stones, tumors or an enlarged prostate gland in men.
  • Repeated urinary infections.

Treatment & Procedure For Kidney Transplants?

What are the different types of kidney transplants?

We offer many types of transplants at Kidney Transplants. The options for kidney transplant include deceased donor and living-donor kidney transplants.

What is a Deceased-donor kidney transplant?

Deceased-Donor Kidney Transplant

  • Kidneys come from closely screened, deceased donors to ensure the kidney is suitable for transplant.
  • Because people undergoing a deceased-donor transplant are on a waitlist for a kidney donor, it’s unknown when the transplant will occur.

What is a Living-donor kidney transplant?

Living-Donor Kidney Transplant

  • A healthy person — often a blood relative, close friend, or a stranger (altruistic donor) — provides a kidney. In some cases, donors who meet eligibility requirements can take part in a kidney exchange.
  • We can schedule living-donor transplant surgery to allow time for both the patient and donor to plan and prepare.

What is a Pre-emptive kidney transplant?

  • Getting a transplant before you need to start dialysis is called a preemptive transplant.  It allows you to avoid dialysis altogether.  Getting a transplant not long after kidneys fail (but with some time on dialysis) is referred to as an early transplant. Both have benefits.  Some research shows that a pre-emptive or early transplant, with little or no time spent on dialysis, can lead to better long-term health.  It may also allow you to keep working, save time and money, and have a better quality of life.  

How does the evaluation process work for a kidney transplant?

The evaluation process may take several days and includes:

  • A thorough physical exam
  • Imaging studies, such as X-ray, MRI or CT scans
  • Blood tests
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Any other necessary testing as determined by your doctor

What happens during the kidney transplant surgery?

Kidney transplants are performed with general anesthesia, so you’re not awake during the procedure. The surgical team monitors your heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen level throughout the procedure.

During the surgery:

  • The surgeon makes an incision in the lower part of one side of your abdomen and places the new kidney into your body. Unless your own kidneys are causing complications such as high blood pressure, kidney stones, pain or infection, they are left in place.
  • The blood vessels of the new kidney are attached to blood vessels in the lower part of your abdomen, just above one of your legs.
  • The new kidney’s ureter — the tube that links the kidney to the bladder — is connected to your bladder.

What happens after discharge?

After your kidney transplant, you can expect to:

  • Spend several days to a week in the hospital. Doctors and nurses monitor your condition in the hospital’s transplant recovery area to watch for signs of complications. Your new kidney will make urine like your own kidneys did when they were healthy. Often this starts immediately. In other cases, it may take several days, and you may need temporary dialysis until your new kidneys begin to function properly. Expect soreness or pain around the incision site while you’re healing. Most kidney transplant recipients can return to work and other normal activities within eight weeks after transplant. No lifting objects weighing more than 10 pounds or exercise other than walking until the wound has healed (usually about six weeks after surgery).
  • Have frequent checkups as you continue recovering. After you leave the hospital, close monitoring is necessary for a few weeks to check how well your new kidney is working and to make sure your body is not rejecting it. You may need blood tests several times a week and have your medications adjusted in the weeks following your transplant. During this time, if you live in another town, you may need to make arrangements to stay near the transplant center.
  • Take medications for the rest of your life. You’ll take a number of medications after your kidney transplant. Drugs called immunosuppressants (anti-rejection medications) help keep your immune system from attacking and rejecting your new kidney. Additional drugs help reduce the risk of other complications, such as infection, after your transplant.
  • What if my body tries to reject the new kidney?

The chances of having a rejection episode are highest right after your surgery. The longer you have the kidney, the lower the chance that this will happen.  Unfortunately, sometimes a rejection episode happens even if you’re doing everything you’re supposed to do. Sometimes the body just doesn’t accept the transplanted kidney. But even if a rejection episode happens, there are many ways to treat it so you do not lose your transplant.  Letting your transplant team know right away that you think you have symptoms of rejection is very important.

  • When can I return to work?

How soon you can return to work depends on your recovery, the kind of work you do, and your other medical conditions.  Many people can return to work eight weeks or more after their transplant.  Your transplant team will help you decide when you can go back to work.

Our Doctors – Nephrologists/Kidney Specialists

The Kidney Transplant Program at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai brings together some of the best and most experienced kidney transplant surgeons in India. They have the expertise and specialized skills, dealing with end-stage kidney failure. A thorough investigation is the first step in effective kidney transplant procedures. This helps ascertain the possibility of a successful kidney transplant and if the patient is physically and mentally fit to undergo the rigors of a kidney transplant surgery. Following the tests and analysis, the kidney transplant team will help the patient and caregivers understand the process of kidney transplant surgery. The team includes – nephrologists, intensivists, anesthetist, kidney transplant surgeons, kidney transplant co-coordinators, nurses, care managers, physiotherapist, dietitians, and other clinicians will work together to manage your care at every stage. The process involves waiting and preparation period, the transplant surgery and post-transplant rehabilitation. Our team remains dedicated and committed to bringing you a full and productive life post kidney transplantation.

FAQ: Kidney Transplant

What is a renal/kidney transplant?

Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney right into an affected person with end-stage kidney disease. Kidney transplantation is commonly labelled as deceased-donor or living-donor transplantation relying on the source of the donor organ.

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