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Average Starting Price Range for Kidney Transplant Treatment in India

Estimated National Average

INR 632000

For Credihealth Users

INR 460000

What is Kidney transplant?

A Kidney Transplant is a process wherein a healthy and compatible kidney is placed inside the body to replace the damaged or diseased kidney. After a successful transplantation, the new kidney continues to perform the regular functions.

The patient should be free from any infection or cancer and should not be overweight. Post surgery, the kidney from a live donor starts to function immediately while one from a deceased donor might take some time.

  • The new kidney is placed in the lower abdomen area while the old kidney is generally left intact
  • The patient is advised to quit smoking and follow a healthy diet
  • The donor's kidneys are allocated to patients according to the transplant waiting list if there is no match in the family
  • A suitable donor should match the blood type and tissue type of the recipient
CKD 1 - 3

Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 1 to 3

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the progressive and gradual deterioration of the kidney, leading eventually to a kidney failure. It generally goes undetected till it reaches an advanced stage, characterized by critical levels of waste and fluid build up in the body. Kidney failure levels are demarcated by stages that measure the functionality loss of the kidneys.

Your doctor determines your stage of kidney disease based on the presence of kidney damage and your glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is a measure of your level of kidney function. As chronic kidney disease progresses, your GFR number decreases.

  • Symptoms include hypertension, anemia, nausea, insomnia, and sometimes erectile dysfunction in males
  • The failure of one kidney does affect the functioning of the other kidney
  • Causes include diabetes and specific kidney diseases like polycystic kidney disease
  • The symptoms present themselves mostly at an advanced stage

Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4

Stage 4 of chronic kidney disease has the patient’s GFR rate lower than 30 milliliters. Most patients that reach stage 4 need dialysis or kidney transplant in the future. Along with the early symptoms like high blood pressure, the patient develops uremia which is caused by an excessive waste build up in the body.

The patients also experience loss of appetite, kidney pain, and tingling in toes or fingers. The treatment options at this stage include hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or a kidney transplant. Along with medications, a healthy diet is advised to the patient. This limits the intake of excess whole grains, proteins, saturated fats, calcium, and sodium; foods that aid in a waste build-up in the body.

  • Dialysis is recommended only when the kidney functions drop down to 15 percent
  • Along with a healthy diet, the patients are advised to take up some form of exercise routine
  • Stage 4 requires the patients to keep their blood sugar and blood pressure in check
  • Stage 4 might start the onset of bone, heart, and cardiovascular diseases

Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5

Stage 5, also known as End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), indicates the functional loss of both kidneys. Additional symptoms at this stage include elevated lab levels of potassium and phosphorus, along with hormonal imbalances. The GFR rate at this stage is 15 milliliters or less and the urine levels reduce drastically. The level of kidney function can be diagnosed with a blood test for serum creatinine to calculate the eGFR measurement.

The kidneys at this stage stop all their functions including producing red blood cells and regulating vitamin D for bone health. Either dialysis or a transplant becomes mandatory for the patient to survive. With regular dialysis, the patient can continue to follow an almost regular lifestyle in the absence of a transplant, dialysis needs to be done lifelong.

  • Patients should avoid OTC diabetes, pain relieving, cholesterol, anti-microbial, and antacid medications
  • The patient may face swelling in hands, feet and the lower back area
  • Hepatitis B and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines prevent some serious complications at this stage
  • Fatigue is accompanied by shortness of breath and decreased appetite

Top Doctors for Kidney Transplant in India

Here’s a list of the top doctors in India who perform the procedure and are known for providing quality care

Dr. Percy Chibber

like 4.88

Dr. Percy Chibber

Director - Urology and Renal Transplantation
46 Years Of Experience
Jaslok Hospital
Dr. GC Malakondaiah

like 4.6

Dr. GC Malakondaiah

Senior Consultant - Urology
39 Years Of Experience
Gleneagles Global Hospitals
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Kidney Transplant Doctor's Reviews

Reviews on Top Kidney Transplant Doctors by Patient across India

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Must Recommended
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Happy with the Treatment
Raj Kumar Chouhan green_tickVerified User


Appointment Service was Good.
Shaweta Chaurasia green_tickVerified User


Doctor Treated Me Properly.
K.Murali green_tickVerified User


Doctor Treatment is Excellent.
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Kidney Transplant Frequently Asked Questions

List of Frequently asked question about Kidney Transplant

Q: What are the kinds of donors for Kidney Transplant?


There are two types of donors, living donor and dead donor.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 15/06/2022

Q: Does individual need dialysis after a kidney transplant?


No, an individual doesn't require dialysis after a kidney transplant.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 07/02/2022

Q: Can anyone get a kidney transplant?


No, parameters like age, medical history, lifestyle and dietary habits are taken into account before recommending a kidney transplant.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 17/01/2022

Q: How long is one required to stay in the hospital after a kidney transplant?


One may have to stay for 10 -14 days post kidney transplant if there are no complications.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 23/04/2022

Q: How long does a kidney transplant take?


A kidney transplant can take between 2-4 hours.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 20/01/2022

Q: What kind of anaesthesia is used during a kidney transplant?


As the patient has to be completely sedated during the surgery, general anaesthesia is used.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 16/05/2022

Q: Are there any other treatment options for people who can't get a kidney transplant?


Patients who are not eligible for a kidney transplant can opt for Dialysis as that is the second-best option available.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 17/02/2022

Q: Are there any side-effects for the donor during a kidney transplant?


There are no known side-effects for donors during a kidney transplant. After the surgery, the donor is monitored carefully, and with proper diet and rest, can get back to their normal routine in a few weeks.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 19/03/2022

Q: How much does a Kidney Transplant cost?


A Kidney Transplant can cost anywhere between 5 Lakh to 7 Lakh INR in India.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 29/04/2022

Q: What is the life expectancy of a person with a kidney transplant?


A person can live between 12 - 20 years post kidney transplant.

Answered by: Mohammad Shakil on 14/02/2022

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