Best Hospitals for Kidney Transplant

There are many options when it comes to the treatment of 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.

Kidney Transplant Procedure

A kidney transplant patient is more likely to enjoy bouts of energy and follow a 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

Treatment and Cost

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  • 2 No. Travelers
  • 38 Days Outside Hospital

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USD 7000

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Apollo Hospital International Limited located in Ahmedabad, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Hospital with 234 bed capacity
  • Credit for doing the autologous stem cell transplant when a patient has acute myeloid Leukemia
  • Regular transplants of cell and bone marrow
  • A 1.5 Tesla MRI scan is available, only healthcare organisation in Gujarat with this option
  • Success percentage of 90 when critical oncology procedures are done
  • Diagnostics such as Blood Tests, X-Ray, Echo and Cardiac related tests
  • International Patient Care related facilities: Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Meals per choice, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room
  • Excellent line up of doctors, surgeons and healthcare professionals such as nurses, technicians

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USD 14380 - 16110

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Metro Hospital located in Noida, India is accredited by ISO, NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Metro Hospital is a 317 bedded state-of-the-art super speciality hospital, which is functioning as two units- 110 beds capacity in Metro Heart Institute and 207 beds capacity in Metro Multispeciality Hospital
  • 45 beds in Intensive Coronary Care and High Dependency Unit
  • 24/7 Blood Bank
  • 24/7 Pharmacy
  • 24/7 Cardiac Ambulance
  • 24/7 Emergency unit
  • Different types of patients in-patient rooms are available for patients convenience- Super Deluxe rooms (8), Deluxe Rooms (2), Private Rooms (6), Semi-private rooms (14), Triple bedded rooms (6), Four bedded rooms (8), Five bedded rooms (5) and Six bedded rooms (12)
  • Cafeteria/Restaurant

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USD 15540 - 17360

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Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital located in New Delhi, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Best treatment options in the world for local as well as international patients at economical prices.
  • Luxurious yet comfortable hospital infrastructure which is equipped with the cutting edge equipment and technologies.
  • Laboratories which provide an integrated healthcare delivery opportunity to patients coming to the healthcare facility.
  • There are several accomodation faciliities that are available in close proximity to the hospital.
  • Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Delhi/NCR is constructed over an area of 1, 50,000 sq feet.
  • The hospital has a 200 bed capacity.
  • Experienced and well educated specialists and other healthcare personnel.
  • Complex and critical procedures are performed in the hospital on a regular basis and are seen to have high success rates.
  • The vision of the hospital is Saving and Enriching lives.
  • The hospital possesses syringe pumps, portable monitor, oxygen cylinder, portable monitor, emergency medicine pulse oximeter.
  • 24X7 emergency and trauma care

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USD 16000 - 17200

FOR Kidney Transplant

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Fortis Escorts Kidney Institute has delivered very high results in kidney transplant in India. It has maintained a high treatment standard by employing skilled nephrologists and dieticians who contribute to high-quality and cost-effective care. Close collaboration helps the team to have your test results available quickly and to coordinate scheduling the appointments.

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Asian Institute of Medical Sciences located in Faridabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 425 bed capacity
  • Preventive and diagnostic sevices of the hospital are its strength.
  • It is also well recognised for the therapeutic and rehabilitative services.
  • For patients who need end process care for advanced healthcare conditions, the palliative services that the hospital provides are a boon.
  • The healthcare delivery of AIMS, Delhi/NCR is focused on patient care.
  • Research focused organisation
  • International Patient care center is present to liason with medical travellers
  • Focus on Academics, various healthcare educational programmes

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 15780 - 17060

FOR Kidney Transplant


BLK Super Speciality Hospital is one of the best hospitals for kidney transplant in India. With the highest number of kidney transplants in North India, the hospital provides exceptional expertise & understanding the surgery. The transplant ICU is monitored by highly trained nurses and doctors. The hospital offers a variety of kidney transplants - Preemptive Kidney Transplant, Re-Transplant and Transplantation in HIV Positive patients, Antigenic Kidney Transplant and ABO-incompatible Kidney Transplant.

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USD 15570 - 16270

FOR Kidney Transplant


Fortis Hospital, Mulund located in Mumbai, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fortis Hospital Mulund, Mumbai has a capacity of 315 beds.
  • The diagnostic and therapeutic services of the hospital are a class apart.
  • There are high grade technological applications in equipment and treatment at the Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
  • Biggest transplant centre in terms of multiorgan transplant in the state of Maharashtra.
  • The hospital holds the distinction of having accomplished as many as 100 plus successive heart transplants in a time span of 4 years.
  • It also has an advanced surgical robot.
  • The important specialties of this hospital are cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, urology, nephrology, and neurosciences.
  • The hospital provides excellent emergency care services to the patients
  • The critical care services being given by Fortis Mulund are at par with the best anywhere in the world.
  • It also excels in providing Maternity care to patients.

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USD 14650 - 16050

FOR Kidney Transplant


Fortis Memorial Research Institute located in Gurugram, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute has the potential to have a 1000 bed capacity.
  • The hospital is proud to have the Da Vinci Robot.
  • There is also the 3-Tesla MRI present in the hospital.
  • There are as many as 15 Operation Theatres.
  • A Comprehensive ECMO in tandem with Critical Care Programme is also present.
  • Elekta Linear Accelerator as well as Brain Suite is available in Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Delhi/NCR.
  • There are 12 specialties present in FMRI.

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 14630 - 16880

FOR Kidney Transplant


Max Super Speciality Hospital has received world-wide recognition for Robotic Assisted Kidney Transplant in India. The advantages of this technology are small incision, early recovery, less pain, no lymphocele, and no wound infection. The success rate of a kidney transplant after 1 year of living- donor kidneys is 90-95%. The surgeons are capable of handling all types of complex cases.

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USD 15240 - 17020

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Manipal Hospital, Hebbal located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 90 bed capacity multi specialty hospital.
  • The infrastructure of this hospital matches international standards in areas of expertise as medical, nursing and surgical protocols.
  • International patient care services are a big draw of this hospital.
  • There are several other specialised services that are given by the Columbia Asia Hebbal, Bangalore, India.
  • Pharmacy
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Radiology
  • Labor and delivery suite
  • Ambulance
  • Emergency room
  • Laboratory
  • Operation theater
  • Various special clinics
  • Preventive Healthcare screenings and check ups
  • Laboratory services
  • Diagnostic imaging services:
  • Digitized radiography
  • Ultrasound & color doppler
  • Echocardiography
  • Digitized mammography
  • CT Scan
  • Conventional radiology
  • Picture archival communication system
  • MRI
  • Teleradiology
  • Operating theatres for major & minor surgery and Central sterile services department
  • Ambulatory and Daycare services
  • Labor and delivery suite
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Nursery
  • Pediatrics
  • Intensive care
  • Isolation care
  • Multidisciplinary specialist outpatient clinics

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USD 14120 - 16410

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Phyathai 2 International Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fully equipped rooms are available for convenience of the patients- Gold B Room, Gold A Room, Pediatric Gold A, Platinum room, and Prestige ward
  • Nearby accommodations are also available- Abloom Service Apartments, Bangkok Patio, VIB Best Western Sanam Pao, VIC3 Hotel
  • Operating room
  • International Patient Medical Center to assist overseas patients

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Acibadem Altunizade Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The indoor area of Acibadem Hastanesi - Altunizade, Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest at 98,000 square meters.
  • There are 550 beds and as many parking spots.
  • 75 of the beds are in the intensive care unit.
  • A hybrid operating room which has 3 diagnostic units at one location which is an amazing concept as at one time surgeries can be performed in 3 operating theatres.
  • International patients are serviced well through a particular center for them where services related to therapy and diagnostics are done.
  • Healthcare delivery in this part of the hospital can be availed in 16 different languages.
  • Robotic Surgery and Cell Therapy Unit are representative of the high standards of technology present in the hospital.

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VPS Rockland offers top services for kidney transplant surgery in India. VPS is among the important healthcare facilities which support kidney donation and transplantation. Patients are provided with the best healthcare services, and all details are analyzed thoroughly to ensure patient comfort. The hospital specializes in providing affordable treatment to patients with chronic kidney failure and complications of diabetes. The institute is supported by advanced technology, a team of reputed nephrologists, and transplantation experts which adopts the best and the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures to facilitate transplantation of the kidney and the removal of a malfunctioning kidney from the patients. VPS Rockland has an excellent track record of performing a large number of complex kidney transplants in international and Indian patients. The excellent record is due to the stringent clinical protocols and amazing specialists who ensure that the best clinical care is provided to the patients.

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Acibadem International Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The Ac?badem International Hospital is spread over an indoor area of atleast 19,000 square meters.
  • It comprises as many as 122 beds which also means there are intensive care beds (26) with observation beds (16).
  • Medical technologies are present such as Whole Body MR, DSA Digital Angiography, EUS (Endoultrasonography), and Ultrasonography.
  • Additional services like Heliport, Prayer Room, Cafeteria, ATM within premises etc. can also be availed.
  • Patients can choose from either a standard room or a suite during their hospital stay.

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USD 19310 - 20750

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 21-storey Hospital covers 62,500 sqm with ability to handle any emergency situation
  • Equipped with 300+ beds, 10 palliative care beds and 12 operating rooms
  • 30 Observation Rooms, which are convertible to Intensive Care Rooms in the need hour
  • Emergency Department with Emergency specialists
  • 64 Specialities Professional Centers like Organ Transplantation Center, Vascular Health Center, Spine Health Center, Check-up Center, etc.
  • IVF center
  • Pain Clinic
  • Stroke Center/Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • International Guest Department
  • In an emergency transfer of patients via air, the hospital also has an air ambulance facility

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About the 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

How is Kidney Transplant performed?

The kidney transplant surgery is performed under the influence of general anesthesia. The operation can range from two to four hours. Since the kidney is placed in a different location than where it naturally exists, this kind of procedure is called a heterotypic transplant.

Kidney Transplant vs Other Organ Transplants

This is unlike liver and heart transplant surgeries during which the organ is placed in the same location after removing the diseased organ. Thus, in the case of a kidney transplant, diseased kidneys are left in its original position.

During the kidney transplant procedure, an intravenous line is initiated in the hand or arm and catheters are connected to the wrist and neck to check the blood pressure, heart status and take samples of blood. Groin or region below the collarbone can also be used for insertion of catheters.

The hair is shaved off or cleared in the region of the surgical site and a urinary catheter is inserted into the bladder. The patient is positioned on the operating table lying on their back. After the administration of general anesthesia, a tube is positioned into the lungs through the mouth. This tube is attached to a ventilator so that the patient can breathe during the surgery.

Anesthesia and Kidney Donor

The anesthesiologist closely monitors the blood oxygen level, breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. The site of the incision is cleaned with an antiseptic solution. A long incision is made by the doctor on one side of the lower abdomen. The donor's kidney is visually inspected before implantation.

Now the donor's kidney is placed in the abdomen. Usually, the left donor kidney is implanted on the right side and vice versa. This leaves scope to connect ureters with the bladder. To the external iliac artery and vein, the renal artery and vein of the donor's kidney are sewn.

The donor ureter is then connected to the urinary bladder of the patient. With surgical staples and stitches, the incision is closed and a drain is positioned at the incision site to prevent swelling. Lastly, a sterile bandage or dressing is placed.

Recovery from Kidney Transplant

After the surgery, close monitoring of the functioning of transplanted kidney and signs of adjustment, rejection, infection, and immunosuppression is done. Almost 30 percent of the cases experience a few side effects related to organ rejection and it usually happens within a period of 6 months. In some cases, it can even happen years later. Quick treatment can negate and fight rejection in such cases.

Recovery post Kidney Transplant Procedure

Immunosuppressive agents that fight rejection prevent this from happening. These medications have advised to the transplant patients for their lifetime. The kidney transplant success rate is challenged if these medications are stopped. A combination of drugs is usually recommended

It takes around two to three days for the recipient to be discharged from the hospital after the surgery. The patient is encouraged to take small steps and start walking and moving a bit. Kidney transplant recovery period lasts for around two to three weeks of the surgery, after which the patient may return back to normal life.

 

Pros and Cons of Kidney transplant

 

Pros

    • It improves life and is better than most other alternatives
    • Little restriction on diet
    • Mostly covered by insurance

 

Cons

  • Rejection of the transplanted kidney
  • Medications have to be followed religiously
  • Medications may have side effects

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