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Average Starting Price Range for Kidney Transplant Treatment in India

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INR 632000

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INR 460000
Kidney

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
CKD 4

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
CKD 5

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. MH Kamat

like 4.95

Dr. MH Kamat

Honorary Consultant - Urology and Renal Transplant

56 Years of Experience

Jaslok Hospital

Dr. Percy Chibber

like 4.78

Dr. Percy Chibber

Director - Urology and Renal Transplantation

44 Years of Experience

Jaslok Hospital

Dr. Vijay Kher

like 4.09

Dr. Vijay Kher

Chairman - Kidney and Urology Institute

43 Years of Experience

Medanta The Medicity

Dr. Sivaraman Balakrishnan

like 4.76

Dr. Sivaraman Balakrishnan

Senior Consultant - Urology

42 Years of Experience

Fortis Malar Hospital

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Ahlawat

like 4.34

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Ahlawat

Group Chairman - Kidney and Urology Institute

40 Years of Experience

Medanta The Medicity

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Kidney Transplant Doctor's Reviews

Reviews on Top Kidney Transplant Doctors by Patient across India

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Mahabir Prasad Kedia green_tick Verified User ( 13 Mar 2019 )

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I have been been suffering from urine infection problem since a few years now. We had consulted quite a few doctors in Chattisgarh. Every time the medications were giving relief for some time and then back to the same problem. Finally, we decided to visit Delhi NCR for this problem. My son had heard of Credihealth services. We contacted them and asked for options. Finally we selected Medanta Gurgaon and Dr Rajesh Ahlawat for second opinion. We got a priority appointment with the doctor and had to wait only for some time before the appointment. Dr Ahlawat give us 5-7 minutes. He asked me questions about the problem and also checked all my last 1 year treatment papers. He was very meticulous and straight forward. Asked us a lot of questions also. Then he told us to get 2-3 tests done on the same day and show the reports. His secretary helped us and we got test done. A few ups and downs he said. And can be managed through medical interventions. Gave me medicines for 30 days. It has been more than 3 months and my urine infection has not returned. I am very satisfied with the doctor. I will recommend the doctor and Credihealth services.

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Mangat Ram green_tick Verified User ( 17 Feb 2020 )

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Visited Dr vijay kher for my father’s kidney stones. Dr gave some medications and did not immediately jump to surgery. He was polite and treated us with respect. Good experience overall.
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Seema Sharma green_tick Verified User ( 15 Feb 2020 )

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Dr. Rajesh kuma ahlawat was my doctor for my stone surgery. I found him very calm and positive, with a chilled out attitude. I definitely recommend him.
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Vidyawati Devi green_tick Verified User ( 09 Jan 2018 )

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Dr. Vijay Kher looked at all the previous reports and then checked the patient. He wanted some tests to be done before advising the medicines. Overall, it was a very good experience.

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