Kidney Transplant Surgery in Chennai
A kidney transplant is a surgery done to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy one from a donor to prevent any future kidney failure. A living donor may donate their kidney, and the recipient can live healthily with just one healthy kidney.
What happens during a kidney transplant?
Kidney transplants are surgeries in which a healthy kidney from a donor is removed and put into the recipient. The donor and recipient are usually matched through a blood test. Surgery is typically done under general anesthesia.
The Surgery is followed by weeks of hospitalization to ensure the new kidneys are functioning properly. The patient typically takes immunosuppressant drugs for the rest of their life to prevent their body from rejecting the new kidney.
What happens after a kidney transplant?
Patients typically return to their normal activities after a kidney transplant. They may experience some nausea and fatigue, but these usually resolve within a few weeks. Most people are able to resume their regular work and activities within six months of the surgery. It is important to keep the surgical area clean and dry.
Your healthcare team may give you other instructions after the procedure, depending on your situation.
Talk with your transplant team about any concerns you have so that you can make an informed decision. They will be able to answer all of your questions and more.