Hyderabad CARE hospital performs 500 kidney transplants

Hyderabad CARE hospital performs 500 kidney transplants
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CARE Hospitals, Hyderabad, has achieved a new milestone by completing 500 kidney transplant surgeries pan India and on December 30 has called for special attention to kidney ailments and transplant procedures. “The number 500 may not be big. But it is a milestone for us. We still have a long way to go,” said Dr Rajshekhara Chakravarti, director, Division of Nephrology.

Hyderabad: CARE Hospitals, Hyderabad, has achieved a new milestone by completing 500 kidney transplant surgeries pan India and on December 30 has called for special attention to kidney ailments and transplant procedures. “The number 500 may not be big. But it is a milestone for us. We still have a long way to go,” said Dr Rajshekhara Chakravarti, director, Division of Nephrology.

He also said as many as five lakh people required kidney transplants in India, but on an average only about 500 people were able to reach a donor. He lamented about the lack of awareness on kidney ailments and available medical solutions among Indians. Many family members were hesitant to get tested or donate a kidney as they were ill-informed and ignorant about the advancements in technology, he said.

Over 300 kidney transplants have been performed in CARE Hospital, Banjara Hills, alone, of which over 209 cases have seen kidney donors from within the family. Though the majority of them include living donors and cadaveric kidney transplants, the hospital is also looking at providing ‘SWAP’ kidney transplants (with kidneys from an external donor) and ABO incompatible transplants as well.

Dr TVS Gopal, chief of Anesthesiology, said there had been rapid advancement in technology and now kidney transplantation offered safer and healthier alternatives to patients who previously had only dialysis to rely on. He stressed on the necessity of early diagnosis. “Since there are rarely any symptoms of kidney failure until the final stage, many remain unaware of the imminent danger. However, people with family history of kidney failure should get tested periodically.’’

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