A Kidney or Renal transplant is an organ transplant that is performed in a patient with end-stage renal/kidney disease. The healthy kidney is obtained from the deceased or living donor and transplanted... Read More
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A Kidney or Renal transplant is an organ transplant that is performed in a patient with end-stage renal/kidney disease. The healthy kidney is obtained from the deceased or living donor and transplanted into the patient whose kidneys are no longer functional.
Kidney transplant surgery carries high risks of complications. But according to the National Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the success rate after a kidney transplant with a living-donor kidney was reported as 97% at 1 year and 86% at 5 years. The success rate after transplant with a deceased-donor kidney was 96% at 1 year and 79% at 5 years.
Transplant surgeons with special qualifications in nephrology are the specialists that usually perform Kidney Transplant surgery.
There are 2 types of kidney transplant surgery according to the type of donor:
It is vital to prepare for the surgery appropriately.
Kidney transplant surgery depends upon the type of transplant. If the donor is living then it takes more time to transplant. It takes 4-5 hours in kidney transplant surgery.
Outcomes and complication rates after kidney transplant surgery are very high. Some of the critical risks associated with Kidney transplant surgery are;
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A kidney transplant which is successfully done, can improve the quality of your life and reduce the risk of dying. Moreover, people who undergo kidney transplantation do not require anymore dialysis treatment.
To prevent your body from rejecting the new kidney, you'll need medications to to keep your immune system going healthy. In some cases, the anti-rejection medications make your body more prone to infections, your doctor may also prescribe antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal medications to keep you healthy.
After the transplant, you need to get your regular check-ups done by your doctor so he can know if there’s something going wrong.
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