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Kidney transplant in Turkey, Prices of Istanbul Clinics

The organ transplant is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a vital organ severely defective with a healthy one from a donor. Also called transplantation, it allows the patient to return to a normal life.

The kidney transplant in Turkey is the first successful transplant in humans. This surgery is generally used for people who have kidney failure and who cannot survive without dialysis.

Who is this procedure for?
  • Patients with renal failure, polycystic disease
Side effects
  • Rejection of the organ
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain
Alternative treatments
  • Kidney Dialysis
Intervention or treatment's duration
  • The operation lasts between 2 and 3 hours
Recovery time
  • Total recovery 8 to 12 weeks after the operation
Success rate
  • 97%

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Kidney Transplant in Turkey and Istanbul : Prices & Reviews

Get a quote of a cheap kidney transplantation surgery price by submitting an online request. You can also request an online consultation. We will put you in touch with the best specialist doctors and surgeons in Istanbul, Ankara or Izmir hospitals and clinics.

Regarding the prices, don't worry, we negotiate for you the best prices of the best kidney transplant center in Istanbul as well as the most favorable conditions for your surgery.


Kidney transplant Prices 

United States of America 

108,35 $


86,68 $


67,18 $

Turkey (Turquie santé)

From 18 900 $

Best Clinics with Verified Reviews

  • Grand Hospital founded in 1999
  • 200 Beds
  • 53,000 square meters


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All about Kidney Transplant in Hospitals in Turkey

In the human body, there are two kidneys, one on the left and the other on the right. The main role of these kidneys is to filter the blood by eliminating the toxins that circulate there. Several causes may be the cause of stopping the operation of one or both kidneys. We can take as example diabetes, chronic renal failure or polycystic disease. Dialysis is one of the most used methods for purging blood. However it is considered a very tiring technique and requires a lot of time. But the kidney transplantation can be a perfect and definitive solution for this problem.

What is the Transplantation of the Kidney?

Kidney transplantation, also known as kidney graft is a surgical procedure that involves grafting a healthy kidney in place of another infected. This new healthy kidney disease is taken from a "donor" . who may be dead or alive like father, mother, brother, spouse, aunt and anyone respecting the different rules of attribution (no infection, non-cancerous disease).

This technique improves the quality of life of the sick and alleviates the problems caused by dialysis.

Both you and the living donor will be assessed to determine if the donor organ is right for you. As a general rule, your blood and tissue types should be compatible with those of the donor.

There is a standard in Turquie santé that regulates living donation and establishes that ethics committees should participate in the living donation process in all cases. Their job is to assess the process and prepare a report on the donor's free consent to donate.

The person responsible for the living transplant program should provide the necessary documentation to the board. An interview with the potential donor may be required in some cases.

It will also indicate that there is no constraint that the donor has made his decision freely and voluntarily. And it will include a conclusion which justifies if the commission accepts the donation.

Process of the Transplantation

It is better to have a kidney from living donor than a deceased one, for renal transplantation surgery. This because in the first case, the intervention would be scheduled. To minimize the risk of rejection of the kidney after the surgery, the doctor nephrologist tries to choose the most compatible kidneys.

This operation usually lasts between 2 and 3 hours. The surgeon grafts the new kidney in the lower part of the abdomen and connect it to the bladder. The vessels are then connected and the blood is filtered by this new kidney. One kidney is enough to ensure good blood  filtration.

Turquie santé puts you in touch with specialists in kidney graft in Turkey. The success rate of this intervention depends on several factors, but generally, it exceeds 97%.

Medical stay after Kidney Transplant in Hospitals in Turkey

The length of hospital stay varies depending on the donor's recovery rate. In addition the type of procedure performed, although the usual stay is 4 to 6 days.

Depending on the age and size of the recipient, the average length of hospital stay is approximately 7 to 14 days. During recovery, the recipient is closely monitored for rejection, infection and other problems. Medications are adjusted frequently, while monitoring the proper functioning of the kidney disease.

What are the risks?

The main risk is the graft rejection (the recipient organism considers this graft as a foreign body that must be destroyed). There is the risk of infection, also cancer.

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Frequently asked questions

The graft for the renal transplantation surgery must be a relative donor's kidney. The donor must also be genetically compatible with the patient.

The conditions for donating a kidney are:

  • Not to have reached the age of 60;
  • To be related by blood with the patient;
  • Not to have chronic diseases;
  • Not be obese or overweight.

One week for the donor and two weeks for the receiver.


After the kidney transplant, the patient returns to normal life. On average, the lifespan of a transplant is 10 years. After that, the patient can be re-transplanted.

Turkey's kidney transplant success rate is 97%.

As paired organs, a kidney donor can lead a normal life and survive with only one kidney. Since the donor has undergone meticulous medical examinations, the danger associated with a donation is extremely low. Indeed, the donors had no significant clinical repercussions.

The amount of sugar, protein, or potassium you can eat after a kidney transplant is very often unlimited. You may be advised to drink plenty of water and avoid foods high in cholesterol or fat. You should also avoid drinking alcohol.

Transplant rejection usually appears during the first months after the transplant. Symptoms that indicate the presence of acute rejection are: general malaise, tachycardia, fever, nausea, vomiting, and, in the most severe cases, clinical signs of heart failure or reduced urine output.

In the case of a kidney transplant where the waiting list is long, the selection of the recipient is made according to the priority of the following objective criteria:

  1. Emergency
  2. Age
  3. Hyperimmune
  4. HLA immunological compatibility
  5. Waiting time

The phenomenon of rejection occurs when the immune cells of the donor, recognized as non-self or foreign, are attacked and destroyed by the cells of the body's defense system (immune system) of the transplanted person (recipient).

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