Kidney transplant: all you need to know about kidney transplant
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 such as diabetes, chronic renal failure, polycystic disease, ... Dialysis is one of the most used methods for purging blood but it is considered a very tiring technique and requires a lot of time. But against the kidney transplant can be a perfect and definitive solution for this problem.
Who is this procedure for?
- Patients with renal failure, polycystic disease
- Rejection of the organ
- Kidney Dialysis
Intervention or treatment's duration
- The operation lasts between 2 and 3 hours
- Total recovery 8 to 12 weeks after the operation
How it works ?
What is surgery?
Kidney transplantation, also known as kidney transplant, is a surgical procedure that involves grafting a healthy kidney in place of another infected. This new healthy kidney 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, no 'a 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 will include a conclusion which justifies if the commission accepts the donation.
Kidney transplant: procedure of the intervention
The kidney transplant of which the donor is alive is better than that of a deceased donor because in the first case, the operation is programmed. To minimize the risk of rejection of the kidney after the transplant, the doctor tries to choose the most compatible kidneys. This operation usually lasts between 2 and 3 hours, the new kidney is grafted in the lower part of the abdomen and connected 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 surgery in Turkey. The success rate of this intervention depends on several factors, but generally, it exceeds 97%.
Hospital stay after kidney transplant
The length of hospital stay varies depending on the donor's recovery rate and 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.
Kidney transplant: 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.
Kidney transplant prices in Turkey and Istanbul
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Kidney transplant Prices
United states of America
Turkey (Turquie santé)
From 17.500 €