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Overview

Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for treatment of kidney failure in Hyderabad. Our Centre for kidney diseases offers comprehensive services for Nephrology, that include kidney failure. We have highly trained doctors who deal with medical as well as surgical procedures like haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant.

  • What is Kidney Transplant?

Continental Hospitals has the best kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad who provide world class treatments for renal failure. In many cases of end-stage renal diseases, a kidney transplant is suggested. A kidney transplant is a type of organ transplant where the patient receives a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor.

  • When do you need a Kidney Transplant?

Kidney failure can be a daunting condition, especially with the prospect of being on dialysis for the rest of one’s life. Kidney transplant is the best chance for a patient, with renal failure, to have a normal life.

  • Who is on my transplant team?

Continental Hospitals has the best kidney transplant surgeons in Hyderabad. Our team of experienced nephrologists and surgeons, along with competent staff guide you through the process of finding a donor and ensure your well-being during treatment and surgery. This makes us the best hospital for kidney transplant in Hyderabad.

  • How will I feel after my transplant?

Kidney transplant is a major surgery, and will cause soreness on your belly and side, that may last for a few weeks. In addition to anti-inflammatory and pain medication, kidney transplant patients are given immune-suppressants. These are medicines that help in preventing the rejection of the new kidney by the patient’s body.

  • How do I know my new kidney is working?

It is important after surgery to closely monitor the patient for any signs of organ rejection to ensure that the transplant does not fail.Blood tests and check-ups are routinely done for this purpose. Continental Hospitals has the best kidney transplant doctors in Hyderabad who are vigilant and prompt in their practices to help you in making your kidney transplant successful.

Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for kidney transplant surgery in Hyderabad. Here you can be sure of receiving the best team of doctors, dedicated staff and the finest infrastructure and diagnostic services for your kidney transplant journey.

Why Choose Continental Hospitalsfor Kidney transplant surgery?

When you choose Continental Hospitals, you get the best hospital for kidney transplant in Hyderabad. Our team of specialists are the best kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad who ensure your health and wellbeing throughout the treatment process. Kidney failure is a condition that needs holistic care, which is why you need the best hospital for treatment of kidney failure in Hyderabad.

Our team of the best kidney transplant doctors in Hyderabad have expertise in dealing with patients of renal failure. Having performed numerous successful kidney transplant surgeries, biopsies, catheter insertions and renal transplant graft biopsies, the doctors at Continental Hospital are the best kidney transplant surgeons in Hyderabad.

Our team of specialists is well-trained under internationally renowned nephrologists and have experience of working in national as well as international set-ups. Continental Hospitals is a name synonymous with modern diagnostic and surgical procedures, that allow accurate diagnosis, faster recovery times and superior clinical outcomes. This is what makes us the best hospital for kidney transplant in Hyderabad.

Kidneys play an important role in body function as they remove waste and extra fluids from the body and are responsible for maintaining the balance of salts and minerals in our body. Kidneys help in controlling blood pressure, making red blood cells and keeping bones strong.

What is the treatment for kidney failure?

Depending on the state of your kidney function, your doctor may suggest management and/or treatment for your condition. Conservative management of kidney failure may be possible where the patient is supported by a healthcare team to manage the condition with diet, medication and physical activity only. In this case, the idea is to maintain kidney function for as long as possible. Another option is dialysis which can be haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Haemodialysis is when an external machine is used to filter blood and peritoneal dialysis is when the lining of the belly is used to filter blood inside the body. Dialysis can take up a part of the work of the damaged kidneys but entails regular visits to the hospital or dialysis centre.

Apart from these treatment options, kidney transplant is a promising solution suggested by doctors. This means replacing the damaged kidney with a healthy one. Kidney transplant has emerged as a successful treatment option that helps the patient in living a close to normal life. Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for kidney transplant surgery in Hyderabad having the finest infrastructure and facilities. We also boast of the best kidney transplant surgeons in Hyderabad and dedicated staff who make your hospital experience as comfortable as possible.

How can I live well with kidney failure?

It is possible to maintain a reasonably healthy lifestyle even with kidney disease. It is essential to seek medical help and follow the recommendations of your doctor regarding medication, diet and exercise. While dialysis is an option for managing kidney failure, in many cases your doctor might suggest a kidney transplant. It can be helpful in greatly increasing your quality of life.  At Continental Hospitals we have the best kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad who can guide you through the most suitable treatment options.

What health problems can people with kidney disease develop?

High blood pressure, heart disease, anaemia, mineral bone disorder and malnutrition can be some of the health conditions that people with kidney disease can develop. This is because kidney has a role to play in keeping these body functions running normally. People already suffering from high blood pressure or diabetes are especially vulnerable to kidney disease and related disorders. If this is the case then you should visit Continental Hospitals, the best hospital for kidney transplant in Hyderabad.

What are the symptoms of kidney failure?

When kidney function drops below 15%, then it is considered as kidney failure. In many cases, symptoms are hard to notice, as renal failure develops gradually. You should seek help at Continental Hospitals, the best hospital for treatment of kidney failure in Hyderabad, if you notice any of these symptoms.

  • Swelling in legs, feet or ankles
  • Frequent headaches. Feeling confused or being unable to concentrate
  • Itchiness
  • Feeling of being tired during the day and having trouble sleeping at night
  • Losing your sense of taste, or not feeling hungry. Loosing weight rapidly can also indicate kidney failure
  • Weakness, numbness or muscle cramps
  • Stiffness or pain in joints

Treatment of kidney failure takes time but it allows the patient to live a longer, healthier life. We encourage our patients to understand their treatment process and what it entails so that you can make an informed decision before making the commitment to the process. Continental Hospital is the best hospital for treatment of kidney failure in Hyderabad and our team of doctors and staff are by your side every step of the way.With the best kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad, at Continental Hospitals, you can be sure of receiving the correct guidance and treatment for your kidney transplant.

What are the different types of kidney transplant?

Kidney transplants can be of two types

  • Deceased Donor Transplant – where the healthy kidney comes from a deceased donor, who has elected to donate their organ or their families have given consent for organ donation at the time of their death.
  • Living Donor Transplant – where the healthy kidney comes from a living donor, who is usually close family member over 18 years of age

What is Deceased-donor kidney transplant?

When a healthy kidney comes from a deceased donor, it is called a deceased donor kidney transplant. Here the kidneys have been screened for their suitability of a transplant and the consent has been taken from the family members of the deceased for the organ donation. In case of this type of a transplant the receiving patient is kept on a waitlist, and there is no set timeframe of when the transplant will occur.

What is Living-donor kidney transplant?

When the healthy kidney comes from a living donor, it is called a living donor kidney transplant. Blood relatives, spouses, close friends or even altruistic donors (strangers) can be considered for organ donation. Donors are screened for their eligibility to donate the kidney and then the transplant is scheduled allowing time for the patient and donor to prepare for the surgery.

What is Pre-emptive kidney transplant?

It is common for kidney transplants to be done after the patient has undergone dialysis for a certain period of time. Some patients may not want the experience of dialysis altogether. Here the kidney transplants are done before starting dialysis as soon as kidney failure is diagnosed. This is called pre-emptive kidney transplant. Research suggests that little or no time spent on dialysis has been helpful for long term health of patients and economical.

Who can get a kidney transplant?

Kidney transplant can be done in a patient of any age – children, adults or seniors. A through physical and psychological examination is done before approving a kidney transplant. It is important to note that individuals with conditions like cancers or infection are not suggested kidney transplants as their bodies are already immunocompromised. At Continental Hospitals, the best kidney transplant doctors in Hyderabad evaluate your candidacy for a kidney transplant. It has been found that for most people suffering from renal failure, a kidney transplant is the best option for a healthier life.

Where does the donor kidney come from?

The donor kidney can come from a deceased or a living donor. Family members of a deceased donor consent to the organ donation at the time of death of the donor. In case of a living donor, they can be a blood relative of the patient, spouse or a friend. In some cases, unrelated individuals or strangers can also donate a kidney. They are called altruistic donors. In all cases, the donor kidneys and recipients have to be evaluated and matched for the transplant to be approved by the doctors.

How does the evaluation process work for a kidney transplant?

After a patient has been approved for kidney transplant, an array of tests are conducted to match the recipient to the suitable donor kidney. This is done in both deceased and living donor kidney transplants.

  • Blood Type Testing

First, the blood type of the donor and recipient are checked. Inherently, everyone has one of these four blood types – A, B, AB, and O. Generally, the donor and recipient should have compatible blood types to allow a successful transplant. Only in a small number of special cases, donation is done across blood types. The compatible types are

Recipient Blood Types

Donor Blood Types

A

A or O

B

B or O

O

O

AB

A, B, AB or O

 

  • Tissue Typing

This is another blood test where blood is tested for human leukocyte antigens (HLA). Antigens are markers in our body that are unique to each individual. The HLA of the donor and recipient should match as closely as possible for the transplant to have a high chance of success. “Perfect match” transplants have the best chance for longevity and usually come from siblings.

 

  • Crossmatch

Our body makes substances called antibodies. These are a part of our immune system and protects the body from foreign substances like infections. In case of a kidney transplant, the donor kidney is “foreign” to the recipient body. This is why it is essential to test whether the recipient’s body has any existing antibodies against the donor’s kidney. For this reason a crossmatch is done. This ensures that there is a high chance of the recipient’s body of accepting the donor kidney thereby giving the transplant a higher chance of success. Crossmatch tests are performed multiple times during the preparatory phase of the transplant with the final test being done 48hrs before the transplant in case of a living donor transplant.

  • Serology

It is important to test the donor for viruses like HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), hepatitis, and CMV (cytomegalovirus). This prevents spread of disease and is important in selecting preventive medication for the recipient after the transplant.

What happens during the kidney transplant surgery?

Kidney transplant is a major surgery performed under general anaesthesia. The patient’s heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels are closely monitored throughout the procedure. Kidney transplant surgeries usually last for 2-4 hours.

The surgeon makes an incision on one side of your lower abdomen. The recipient’s own kidney are generally not removed, unless there is a compelling medical reason like pain, kidney stones or infection.

The donor kidney is placed and attached to the blood vessels in the lower abdomen above the legs. This is the best position for donor kidney placement for it to be connected to the bladder as well to manage any problems that might occur after the surgery.

Living donor kidney start working in the recipient body quickly whereas deceased donor kidneys can take about two to four weeks. During this time, you will need dialysis till the kidney starts working. Post-surgery, medications to reduce pain and inflammation are prescribed along with immunosuppressants. Immunosuppressants prevent the body from rejecting the donor kidney.

What happens after discharge?

Regular follow-up visits to the hospital and blood tests are a normal part of the first year after kidney transplant. This is to ensure that your body is accepting the donor kidney and that the donor kidney is functioning properly inside the recipient’s body. Medication, diet and physical activity of the patient are also monitored and adjusted as required. After the first year of a successful kidney transplant, you’ll need fewer check-up and tests and will be able to resume a close to normal life.

The best kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad are associated with Continental Hospitals. They make sure that you have an enhanced recovery and the most comfortable life possible post-surgery.

What if my body tries to reject the new kidney?

One of the most important things that your healthcare team keeps check of is the rejection of the transplanted kidney by the recipient’s body. Sometimes there may be no physical symptoms of rejection. This is why follow-up visits and blood tests post-surgery are crucial.

With Continental Hospitals being the best hospital for kidney transplant surgery in Hyderabad, the chances of rejection of the kidney transplant are much lower with the correct medication, management and facilities. Even if a rejection happens, our team of the best kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad have the expertise and experience to treat you and increase your chances of saving your kidney transplant.

When can I return to work?

Most patients can return to work about eight weeks after transplant. But it is important to discuss this in detail with your doctor who will carefully evaluate your particular situation, type of work and medical condition before advising you to join work again.

Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for treatment of kidney failure where you get a team of highly qualified and trained specialists providing the finest care and treatments for kidney failure and kidney transplant.Having the best doctors for kidney transplant in Hyderabad means having specialists who have trained with internationally renowned nephrologists and have worked in international set-ups as well. The interdepartmental team of nephrologists, intensivists, anaesthetist, kidney transplant surgeons, kidney transplant co-coordinators, nurses, care managers, physiotherapist and dietitians ensure that you receive comprehensive care for your kidney transplant case.

 

Supported by the finest infrastructure and facilities, that only the best hospital for kidney transplant in Hyderabad can provide, the specialists at Continental Hospitals have extensive experience in even the most complicated cases of kidney transplant. Being the best kidney transplant specialists in Hyderabad, our doctors have successfully dealt with end-stage kidney failure. From investigation, diagnosis to treatment and kidney transplant, Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for kidney transplant surgery where our specialists will help you in realising a productive life post-kidney transplant.

Dr Dhananjaya Kappadi Lingappareddy

MBBS, MD (Gen Medicine), DM (Nephrology)

Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician

Dr John Doe
Dr Shyam Varma

M.B.B.S, M.S, M.Ch

Consultant Urologist

Dr John Doe
Dr Vishwambhar Nath

M.B.B.S, M.S, D.N.B, M.Ch

Consultant

Dr John Doe
Dr Ravi Kumar N

MBBS, MD (Nephrology)

Junior Consultant Nephrologist

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