FAQs Kidney Transplant & Urologic Surgery
What is Chronic Kidney Disease ?
  Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a progressive, permanent loss of kidney function. As the disease progresses, symptoms (weakness, nausea, pallor, lethargy, swelling and loss of appetite) worsen. When blood urea and serum creatinine increase beyond a certain percentage, dialysis becomes necessary. Some patients may need dialysis even earlier. When kidneys fail permanently, medicines cannot provide any cure.
What happens in a dialysis ?
  Dialysis is a procedure that does some of the work of the kidneys. It removes accumulated waste and the extra water from the body. When kidneys fail permanently, dialysis needs to be done regularly. There are two types of dialysis a. Hemodialysis     b. Peritoneal dialysis
Is dialysis different from a kidney transplantation ?
  Totally different. Dialysis needs the support of external equipment whereas in a kidney transplant, a healthy kidney from a donor is transplanted into the body of a person whose kidneys have failed. The donated kidney may come from a relative of the patient or from a cadaver donor.
Who can undergo kidney transplantation?
  If a patient is young, transplantation makes better sense than dialysis.
Kidney Transplantation allows a person to work, study, travel; in other words, lead a normal life. Elderly patients (usually over 65 years of age) are better maintained on dialysis. Generally, those who do not have any (other) serious disease i.e. heart disease or malignancy are candidates for a kidney transplant. There is also a factor of emotional stability that comes into play for the patient, when it comes to suitability for a kidney transplant. Also, a person with no history of addiction is in a better position to undergo transplantation.
Who can donate kidneys?
  Near relatives of patients with matching blood group (between 21 – 65 years of age) can donate a kidney. They need to undergo a series of tests including tissue match tests, to ascertain their suitability for kidney donation. Persons with no family relation to the patient are usually not allowed to donate.
What is cadaver kidney donation?
  There are cases where an individual has an accident and suffers permanent brain damage and is declared clinically dead (for eg. when there is serious head trauma), the individual’s relatives are informed about the possibility of the individual’s organs being used to save other lives. If the relatives agree, the organs are harvested for transplantation. In the West, about 50% of transplants that happen are from cadavers. In India, kidney transplantation from cadavers is only at 2% of the total, so there is a major need to make people aware that the organs of their departed relatives can help save a lot of lives.
In Gujarat, kidney transplantation facility is available at Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Nadiad.
BAGH is recognised and approved by the Government of Gujarat as a facility for Live-related and Cadaver donor kidney transplants and has :
Dedicated Kidney Transplant Unit equipped to handle post-operative treatment protocols
Experienced team of Nephrologists and a complete Kidney Transplant Team for Live-Related Kidney Transplant & Cadaver Transplant
An ultra-modern Haemodialysis unit
All dialysis modalities carried out, including home peritoneal dialysis (CAPD / CCPD)
Continuous Haemodialysis, Haemofiltration, Plasmapheresis & Charcoal Haemoperfusion
Support for multi-specialty problems
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