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Kidney Transplantation: Everything you need to know

Posted on April 5, 2019 at 5:50 AM

When your kidneys fail, treatment is needed to replace the functionalities of your own kidneys. There are two types of treatment for kidney failure- dialysis or transplant. It’s said that a kidney transplant offers more freedom and a better quality of life that dialysis. With well-equipped technologies and erudite surgeons, one can consider NU Hospitals for it serves as one of the best kidney transplant hospitals in Bangalore. 

What is a kidney transplant?

At the time of a kidney transplant, a healthy kidney is placed inside your body to do the work your own kidneys can no longer do.

On the other side, there are a certain restrictions that one must follow. A successful kidney transplant may allow you to live the kind of life you were living earlier. Many people might need more than one kidney transplant during a lifetime.

What is a pre-emptive or early transplant?

Getting a transplant before you need to start dialysis is called a pre-emptive transplant. It allows you to avoid dialysis together. Getting a transplant done not long after kidneys fail is referred to as an early transplant. Both have their own set of benefits. Pre-emptive or early transplant, with little or no time spent on dialysis, can lead to better long-term health.

Who can get a kidney transplant?

Kidney transplants have no age bars. It can be done on patients of all ages- from children to seniors. You just need to be healthy enough to undergo the operation. Every person being considered for transplant will get a full medical and psychological evaluation just to be sure that you fit as a good candidate for transplant.

What does the operation involve?

You may be surprised to know that your own kidney usually aren’t taken out when you get a transplant. The surgeon leaves them where they are unless there is a medical reason to remove them. The donated kidney is then placed into your lower abdomen. The entire procedure takes up to four hours. If the kidney comes from a living donor, it should start working immediately whereas a kidney taken from a deceased donor can take longer to start working-two or four weeks or more. If that happens, you may need dialysis until the kidney begins to work again.

At NU Hospitals, you’ll be offered with one of the best set of kidney transplant doctors in Bangalore.




Categories: Nephrology, Kidney Transplant

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