The two bean-shaped kidneys are the organs that are located on either side of the spine, right below the rib cage. Each kidney is about the size of a human fist. The main function of the kidneys is to remove excess waste & filter the minerals & fluid from the human blood by producing urine.

 

Kidney Failure

When a kidney losesits filtering ability, harmful levels of waste & fluid accumulate in the body that can result in kidney failure and raised blood pressure. This kidney failure is known as End-Stage Kidney Disease or End-Stage Renal Disease which occurs when the kidney loses 90% of its normal functionality.

Commoncauses of End-Stage Renal Diseaseinclude:

  • Chronic Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis (Inflammation Of Glomerulus, which is the filtering unit of the kidney)

Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease depend on a dialysis machine to remove the waste from their bloodstream or they consider a kidney transplant.

A kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for kidney failure as compared to a lifetime on dialysis. When compared with life-time dialysis, kidney transplants are less expensive, have a lower mortality rate and a better quality of life.

 

Transplantation Of Kidney

Kidney Transplantation is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney, from a deceased or live donor, toa person whose kidneys are no longer functioning perfectly.

Only one donated kidney is required to replace both the failed kidneys.

 

Types of Kidney Transplants

  1. Living-Donor Kidney Transplant: In these cases, the donated kidney is obtained from a living person.
  2. Deceased-Donor Kidney Transplant: If a living donor is not available or not compatible, the patient’s name may be saved on a waiting list to obtain the donated kidney from a deceased person.
  3. Pre-Emptive Kidney Transplant:In these cases, the patient is considered for transplantation before starting dialysis. Patients with the following conditions may not be eligible for kidney transplant, as the risks may outweigh the benefits:
    • Severe heart disease
    • Advanced age
    • Recently treated or active cancer
    • Mental illness
    • Dementia
    • Drug or alcohol abuse

 

Our Surgeons For Kidney Transplant

DR. RASHID-BIN-HAMID

MBBS, MS UROLOGY
Over 9 Year Of Experience In Kidney Transplant

DR. SUMBUL NASIR

MBBS, DIPLOMA IN NEPHROLOGY FROM US
Over 18 Years Of Experience In Nephro &  7 Years In Kidney Transplant

 

Facilities

  1. Chief Coordinator (Shafqat Sultana) Will Be Providing Update On Hourly Basis.
  2. ICU Care With Special KTU Team Will Be Provided.
  3. 3 Days Care For DONOR And 7 days For RECIPIENT Will Be Provided.
  4. Availability Of 24/7 KTU Emergency Team.