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MBBS, MS - General Surgery , MCh - Urology
Executive Director - Kidney and Urology Institute
Renal Transplant Specialist, Urologist, Uro Oncologist
Who can get a kidney transplant?
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure that replaces an unhealthy or dysfunctional kidney with a healthy kidney from a donor. It is a treatment of choice for kidney failure, along with dialysis. There are certain conditions that a patient needs to fulfill in order to be able to get a kidney transplant.
The patient must have a condition, such as Chronic Kidney Disease, ESRD or kidney failure, kidney cancer etc. that cannot be treated by any other means and methods and requires a kidney transplant for sustaining life.
The patient is in a condition to go through and tolerate a major surgery
The patient is willing to follow them long term checkup and medication process post-transplant
Factors like old age, certain heart conditions, and alcohol or drug abuse prevent a patient from being eligible for a kidney transplant.
Is kidney transplantation a better option than kidney dialysis?
Kidney dialysis is a process that makes use of a machine to remove the waste products from the bloodstream. It is an alternative for a kidney transplant in case of kidney failure.
Many factors play a major role in deciding whether a kidney transplant or kidney dialysis is a better option for you. These factors may include your age, pre-existing conditions, and lifestyle patterns.
However, researches and studies have shown that people who had kidney transplants went on to live longer than those who relied on dialysis. Along with the number of years, the transplant can also add to the quality of life more than dialysis. They enjoy lesser restrictions on diet, travel, and work, as compared to patients treated by dialysis.
What can I expect after the transplant?
Right after the surgery, patients have to stay in the hospital for 5-7 days. Blood tests and other checkups are done in order to ensure that there is no infection at the site of the incision and the body is accepting the new kidney.
During the recovery process, the patients are required to go through routine checkups and follow-ups for a long period of time.
The patients need to take anti-rejection medicines and other medications for the rest of their lives. Anti-rejection medicines are required to prevent the immune system from perceiving the new kidney as a foreign body and attacking it.
Are there any side effects associated with anti-rejection medicines?
The possible side effects of anti-rejection medicines include:
Osteoporosis or osteonecrosis
High blood pressure
High level of cholesterol in the body
Increased hair loss or hair growth
Why choose Credihealth for kidney transplants in Gurgaon?
Credihealth is an online healthcare portal for all your hospital appointment bookings, diagnostic test bookings, for ordering medications, or homecare services. Credihealth has an extensive list of hospitals and nephrologists who focus primarily on woman care. View our kidney transplant in Gurgaon listing, which consists of details like doctor fees, years of experience, areas of expertise, doctor timings, qualifications, and much more. If you have any inquiries, our inhouse medical experts can help solve them and guide you towards the right doctor.