Kidney transplant is surgical procedure used for replacing damaged/diseased kidneys with a healthy kidney of a donor.
The following are a few conditions in which kidney transplant can be considered:
When the kidney donation is completed, the patient is usually hospitalized approximately 6 - 10 days. However, it takes approximately 6 months for a complete recovery.
The renal transplantation costs approximately $ 4600 to $ 6250
The approximate life expectancy for a kidney transplant is 10-12 years if it is from a deceased donor, and 15 years if the kidney is donated by a live and donor is from the same family.
Some frequently asked questions on kidney transplant are:
Q. What are the types of kidney/renal transplant?
A. There are 2 types of kidney transplant procedures usually done. They are:
Apart from these procedures, another type of kidney transplant is called pre-emptive renal transplantation.
Q. What are the risks factors involved for a renal transplant?
A.Following are some of the risks involved in a renal transplant:
Q. Does the quality of life improve after the transplant?
A. In most patients a renal transplantation is responsible for improving the quality of life.