Kidney Transplant Hospital in Chennai
The most well-rounded 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
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.
Why Choose Us
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?
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.
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.
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.
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What are the symptoms of kidney failure?
Possible symptoms for kidney failure Gleneagles Global Health City include:
reduced amount of urine
of your legs, ankles, and feet from retention of fluids caused by the failure
of the kidneys to eliminate water waste
shortness of breath
drowsiness or fatigue
or pressure in your chest
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.
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.
is a 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.
is a 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
We can schedule living-donor transplant
surgery to allow time for both the patient and donor to plan and prepare.
is a Pre-emptive kidney transplant?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Dr MuthuKumar P
M.B.B.S, M.D (General Medicine), D.M (Nephrology)
Senior Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician
A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.