The Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplant at Columbia Asia Hospitals offers a variety of options for those afflicted by renal diseases. The team of consultants is highly qualified and experienced to provide total solutions to renal diseases and perform transplantation of the kidney when necessary.
The mission of the team is to provide state-of-the art services using evidence-based guidelines and international protocols, at an affordable cost. It is one of the few centres in the country where deceased as well as living donor transplantation along with comprehensive treatment for kidney diseases are being offered to patients under one roof.
Multi-disciplinary approach is the hallmark to manage successful renal transplantation. The hospital has the support of specially trained nurses, interventional radiologists, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, intensivists and others to manage the intricate care these patients require. A well-equipped, laboratory, radiology and imaging services and a contemporary transplant ICU complement the team.
What is Kidney Transplantation?
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure in which a kidney is removed from one person (donor) and placed in the body of a person suffering from renal failure (recipient). The transplanted kidney can perform all the functions which the patient's own kidneys are not able to perform. The critical factor is: the patient and donor tissues should match. Donor kidney can be from a living donor or a cadaveric or brain dead donor.
Why is Kidney Transplantation Necessary?
When a person has 'RENAL FAILURE', the kidneys do not filter harmful waste products properly. As a result, excess wastes and chemicals begin to accumulate in the blood and can cause a condition called uremia. Patients with irreversible renal failure and end stage renal disease (ESRD) have two options of treatment:
- Dialysis, where the waste products from the blood are removed artificially
- Kidney transplantation, a donor’s kidney is transplanted into the person suffering from renal failure.
Common Causes of End-Stage Renal Disease
- Chronic, uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Chronic glomerulonephritis, which is an inflammation and eventual scarring of the tiny filters within the kidney
- Polycystic kidney disease
When is Renal Transplant Not Done?
If a person has the following:
- Active infections such as TB or bone infections, refractory to treatment
- Problems with taking medicines several times a day for the rest of one’s life
- Associated heart, lung or liver disease which is not treatable
- Other life threatening diseases
- Recent history of cancer, ongoing chemotherapy
- Infections such as hepatitis
- Untreatable psychiatric illnesses
For any queries on renal diseases and transplant please contact the following
Telephone:3989 8969 (Prefix the code)