Dr. Pradip Chakrabarti

Dr. Pradip Chakrabarti

Renal Transplant Surgeon

   Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals , Kolkata, India

  30+ Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Conditions Treated by Dr Pradip Chakrabarti

We have listed here the conditions that are treated by Dr. Pradip Chakrabarti.

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Shrunken Kidney
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Kidney Injury or Trauma
  • Chronic Infection
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Symptomatic Hydronephrosis
  • Polycystic Kidneys
  • Kidney Stones
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis

Your kidneys can be affected from infections including hepatitis, tuberculosis and bone infections because of which you end up needing a kidney transplant. A recent occurrence of cancer or being a cancer patient in the present also could make you an excellent candidate for a kidney transplant. Are you suffering from liver disease or cardiovascular disease? Then it is a possibility that you could have to get a kidney transplant.

Signs and Symptoms treated by a Dr Pradip Chakrabarti

We bring to you the symptoms and signs which end up affecting the filtering ability of the kidneys to up to 90 percent which means the person has end stage kidney disease and is a good candidate for a kidney transplant.

  • Weakness
  • Kidney Disease or Kidney Failure
  • Decreased Urine Output (although occasionally urine output remains normal)
  • Confusion
  • Fluid Retention (causing swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet)
  • Fatigue
  • Seizures or Coma (in severe cases)
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Pain or Pressure

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) or what is known as Kidney failure is a big sign for you to get a kidney transplant. A constant diabetic person has enough build up to cause chronic kidney disease (called diabetic nephropathy). Your kidneys could be damaged also due to prolonged history of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension).

Operating Hours of Dr Pradip Chakrabarti

Your kidneys could be damaged also due to prolonged history of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension). The initial recuperation period from the surgery is anytime upto one week.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr Pradip Chakrabarti

The list of procedures performed by Dr. Pradip Chakrabarti are mentioned here for your convenience.:

  • Kidney Transplant

The kidney transplant may involve retrieving the kidney from a deceased or a living donor. The preemptive kidney transplant procedure is when the kidney is replaced before the person goes on dialysis. One must go for regular checkups post the procedure to know if the transplanted kidney is working well..

Past Experience

  • Senior Registrar - B.Y.L.Nair Hospital
  • Certificate of Recognition – Metropolitan Executive & Professional Registry, USA
  • Certificate of Merit for outstanding service to the community – Lehigh County Medical Society, USA

Qualifications

  • MBBS
CERTIFICATIONS (3)
  • FRCS
  • FICS
  • FACS
MEMBERSHIPS (5)
  • Bombay Orthopaedics Society
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India
  • Bombay Spine Club
  • North American Spine Society
  • Association of Medical Consultants
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (1)
  • Simultaneous administration of adjuvant donor bone marrow in pancreas transplant recipients. Ann Surg, 230 (3): 372-81, 1999.
Procedures
Kidney Transplant

 

There are many options when it comes to the treatment of a kidney that fails to maintain normal function in the body. Kidney transplant surgery is one of the most successful ways to restore normal functioning of the affected kidneys as it allows for an access to greater freedom and a better quality of life.

A kidney transplant patient is more likely to enjoy bouts of energy and follow the less strict diet as compared to patients who choose an alternative treatment.

The kidney performs several important functions in the human body. Even slight damage to the kidneys can, therefore, cause a lot of problems. When the kidney is rendered incapable of its main function, that is, removal of waste products from the blood, a condition called uremia develops.

Unfortunately, the symptoms of this condition do not develop unless 90 percent of the kidney is damaged. This is the time when an individual would require a kidney transplantation surgery or dialysis to restore the normal functioning.

There are several other kidney diseases that warrant the need for a kidney transplantation. Some of these conditions include the following:

    • Deep-rooted problem in the anatomy of the urinary tract
    • Extremely high blood pressure
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Polycystic kidney disease
    • Diabetes mellitus

 

Symptoms of Kidney Dysfunction

Some of the common symptoms observed in the case of kidney diseases include the following:

  • Shortness of breath and general fatigue
  • Retention of fluid causing swelling (edema)
  • Foamy and dark orange,  brown, red or tea-colored urine
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Back pain
  • Restless legs and inability to sleep due to leg cramps
  • Metallic taste
  • Breathing problems due to urea build up in blood
  • Loss of appetite
  • Numbness in the toes or fingertips and tingling sensation
  • Problem concentrating

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Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Pradip Chakrabarti have?
Dr. Pradip Chakrabarti is specialized in India and of the most sought after doctors in Transplant Surgeon.
Does Dr. Pradip Chakrabarti offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Pradip Chakrabarti have?
Dr. Pradip Chakrabarti is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 30+ Years years of experience.
FAQ's Related to Kidney Transplant Surgeon
What does a Kidney Transplant Surgeon do?

Transplantation is when you put in an organ from a healthy person into someone whose organ is diseased or missing. And a Kidney Transplant Surgeon places a healthy kidney in place of diseased kidney/kidneys. The surgeon not just performs the procedure but handholds you through the preoperative and post operative rehabilitation as well. Recommending the right tests and prescribing medicines is also done by them. Technicians, surgeon and nephrologist are all part of the team who perform this surgery.

What are the tests required before and during consultation for a Kidney Transplant Surgeon?

We have outlined below the tests that give a good picture of whether you need a kidney transplant.:

  • Blood Tests
  • HLA Testing
  • Imaging Tests
  • Donor-Special Blood Tests
  • Urine Tests
  • Urine Output Measurements
  • Removing a sample of Kidney Tissue for Testing

Here is a comprehensive list of additional tests needed before and during the kidney transplant procedure.:

  1. Blood tests
  2. Chest X-ray
  3. chocardiogram
  4. Electrocardiogram
  5. Cardiac stress test
  6. Cancer screening
  7. Colonoscopy
  8. Gynecological examination
  9. Prostate exam
  10. Dental evaluation

The transplant should happen efficiently and kidneys should work well post acceptance by the body, therefore it is important for the tests to be accomplished at the right time and frequency. The heart tests such as the Echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram and the cardiac stress test are immensely important to know the heart strength.

When should you go to see a Kidney Transplant Surgeon?

You must visit a Kidney Transplant Surgeon if you have any of the commonly seen symptoms associated with a kidney failure. You can avoid the condition of going on the dialysis at all by getting a kidney transplant to preempt this situation. You need to stay in touch with your surgeon during the post transplant recovery period. The decision to get a transplant or not is also done in consultation with the surgeon.

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