Kidney Transplant Procedure &
Surgery in India

Experience world-class healthcare with Wockhardt Hospitals, a leading destination for kidney transplant surgery in India.

Kidney Transplant

Why Choose Wockhardt Hospitals
for Kidney Transplant?

The ideals we follow at Wockhardt Hospitals are to provide the best quality treatment possible and enrich the quality of life for our patients. Our medical professionals work hard towards this goal and ensure every patient walking into our hospitals goes back healthier and happier. One of the life-saving specialties in Wockhardt Hospitals is Kidney transplant. Our expert kidney transplant team performs these meticulous procedures with medical expertise, and one can rest assured that we have performed thousands of successful transplants to date.

Our entire team of kidney specialists is well-trained, possesses years of experience, and provides top-notch pre and postoperative care owing to the world-class facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure. So, you don’t have to think twice once you choose Wockhardt Hospitals to take care of your health.

Renowned Kidney Transplant Surgeons
at Wockhardt Hospitals

Dr Nikhil Basin

Dr. Nikhil Basin

Kidney Transplant
Mumbai Central

Dr. Chandan Chaudhary

Kidney Transplant
Mumbai Central

Dr. Puneet Bhuwania

Kidney Transplant
Mira Road

Dr. Sanjay Kolte

Kidney Transplant


Kidney Transplant

What is a Kidney Transplant?

Kidneys are the two bean-shaped organs in the abdomen that help filter the liquid and remove waste from our body. Sometimes, these kidneys may lose their ability to filter due to various reasons, and consequently, harmful levels of toxins may accumulate in the body, leading to hazardous effects. In such conditions, a healthy donor can donate a kidney to an individual whose kidneys don’t function well. The procedure of replacing the old malfunctioning kidney with a new donated one is called a Kidney transplant. A kidney transplant is usually done in those with an end-stage renal disease where the kidney loses its function up to 90%. This could result from many conditions like diabetes, uncontrolled blood pressure, PKD, etc. Until the transplant is performed, the patient mechanically gets the waste removed through Kidney Dialysis.

Why Do you Need a
Kidney Transplant Surgery in India?

As mentioned before, a kidney operation or transplant is done when the functioning of both kidneys drops to dangerously low levels. 

There are some conditions where a kidney transplant procedure can be done. This includes-

While it is possible to survive on regular dialysis, an external machine that removes waste and purifies the blood, a kidney transplant can be life-changing in many ways.

A kidney transplant can be a treatment option for chronic kidney diseases or end-stage renal disease where one gets:

Our doctors at Wockhardt Hospitals will be able to guide you and advise you based on your condition. 

How Do I Get Ready for a
Kidney Operation?

Planning for kidney surgery can be of great use in case of a Kidney transplant. Most of these instructions will be given by the surgeons at Wockhardt Hospitals. 

Here are some of the basic things to keep in mind before the kidney transplant:

Kidney Transplant Treatment

Kidney Transplant

What Happens During a
Kidney Transplant Treatment?

A kidney transplant operation is a major operation that requires prior preparation, planning, proper care, and aftercare. The entire kidney transplant procedure is as follows:

What Happens After a
Kidney Transplant Treatment?

The postoperative period is of great importance for the success of kidney transplant surgery. It includes the recovery period and postoperative care at home as well. There might be postoperative pain, for which the doctors will prescribe medications. Immunosuppressants will also be given, as there shouldn’t be any rejection of the foreign organ.

You can leave the hospital in the second week. Thereafter, regular appointments are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the kidney transplant. After a few months, one can return to their regular life.

How to Choose the Best Kidney
Transplant Surgery Hospital in India?

Many hospitals offer complex procedures like kidney transplants in India. Making a choice might be difficult, but one can go for hospitals that have an expert team of medical professionals, cutting-edge equipment, good in-patient facilities, and a good track record. One such hospital that will be able to satisfy you in all these ways is Wockhardt Hospitals for Kidney Transplants. We can easily say that we provide the best overall treatment experience for a Kidney transplant in India from all aspects while being understanding and compassionate towards our patients and their family.

What Tests Are Done
Before a Kidney Transplantation?

A kidney donor might be alive or dead, related or unrelated to you. When determining if a donor kidney is a suitable match for you, your transplant team will take various criteria into account.

Tests to see if a donated kidney is right for you include:

What are the Different
Types of Kidney Transplants?

There are several types of kidney transplants, each with its unique characteristics.

  • Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant

Surgically transplanting a deceased donor’s kidney into the body of a recipient, whose natural kidneys are damaged or malfunctioning, is known as a deceased donor kidney transplant. Donor organs are often obtained from deceased individuals who have signed organ donor cards and made the decision to give their organs prior to passing away. When a person passes away, their family may also provide permission for donation.

  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant

Living donor transplantation involves a healthy individual donating one of their kidneys to a person in need. Sometimes, the living donor is a parent, sibling, or child from the immediate family. Living kidney donors might also be complete strangers or compassionate individuals who wish to assist a kidney-needy person. Due to compatibility, biological siblings typically make the best live donors. However, due to developments in medication and therapy for preventing rejection, anyone with a suitable blood type can now be considered a donor. The primary benefit of a kidney transplant from a living donor versus one from a deceased donor is its far higher success rate.

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FAQs on Kidney Transplant Surgery

A transplanted kidney’s life span varies, but on average, it lasts about 10 to 15 years. However, advancements in medical care and immunosuppressive therapies continue to improve long-term outcomes for kidney transplant recipients.

Kidney transplant surgery entails risks such as rejection, infections due to immunosuppression, bleeding, clotting, side effects from medications, organ damage, and postoperative complications like fluid collection or infections. Diligent medical monitoring and adherence to prescribed treatments are essential to mitigate these risks and ensure a successful outcome.

A kidney transplant surgery, when done with all the prior preparation, has a high success rate of close to 95%. The patients who receive kidneys from live donors have a much longer survival time than others.
The entire procedure is performed under general anesthesia, but one can expect a good deal of postoperative pain at the incision site and surgery during healing.
The cost of a kidney transplant is quite high, ranging from 5 lakhs to 12 lakhs. This is inclusive of all the procedures. While the procedure cost is high, it is lower compared to the lifetime of dialysis and medications.
A healthy individual requires only one kidney for normal healthy functioning. Sometimes, people may be born with only one kidney. This is why a living donor can donate his/ her kidney to one who has lost both.
The success rate of kidney transplants is high, but they also come with a set of risks, just like any other surgery. Some of these include allergies, bleeding, Rejection of organs, leakages, infection, and blood clots.
Dos Don’ts
Drink plenty of water to eliminate toxins. Don’t smoke or drink alcohol at least a week before surgery.
Stop consumption of solid food from the night before. Don’t perform any activity that would reduce your fitness level before the surgery.
Ensure an active lifestyle, proper health, and fitness prior to surgery. Don’t take on added strain both physically and mentally before the kidney operation.
Try to find a known source of the living donor, as they would be a better match and have higher success rates compared to deceased donors. Don’t hide any medical issues from your doctor.
The success rates for kidney transplant surgery are quite high. People who undergo this surgery have a longer life and can continue living their normal life with a few modifications to ensure a better prognosis. This includes regular checkups, advised medications, and avoiding alcohol and smoking.
Within one to two weeks, the patient may be discharged from the hospital. For complete recovery, the patient needs to be cautious for at least 8 weeks, after which activities like lifting heavy weights can be done.