KIDNEY TRANSPLANT IN DELHI

KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

When the kidneys are completely failed patient has two options lifelong dialysis or kidney transplant. Kidney transplant in Delhi is better than dialysis in terms of quality of life, patient survival, morbidities, and cost as long term.

There are two forms of kidney transplant.

  1.  Live related kidney transplant
  2.  Deceased donor kidney transplant

The outcome of live related kidney transplant is slightly better than deceased donor kidney transplant than in case of live related kidney transplant family donor is required whether blood relation or no blood relations. Blood related donor can be patient siblings, parents, grandparents and children. Non-blood related donor can be spouse, any close relation of spouse. Kidney transplant can be blood group matching (ABO compatible) or blood group mismatch (ABO incompatible).

After we have finalized the donor we need to check the medical fitness of the donor. So, donor undergoes various investigations of blood, ultrasound, urine, CT scan, renal DTPA. Side by side the legal formalities are to be done by the transplant co-coordinator. And after the completion of medical and legal formalities, Legal committee will cross check the legal papers and files and confirm the relation.

Finally after passing through the patient and donor are admitted for kidney transplantation.

Kidney transplant surgery:

After clearances from legal committee, pre-anesthetic checkup and nephrologist in Delhi , patient and donor are hospitalized for surgery. In the surgery one kidney is taken out from the donor and it is transplanted to the patient. The common places of the placement of the kidney are right lower abdomen or left lower abdomen.

The patient is usually is stay in the hospital for next 7-8 days and donor for next 5-6 days.

Can I donate my kidney? 

If a person is not suffering from any major chronic illness like diabetes, coronary artery disease, cerebro vascular disease, major psychiatric illness, major chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic liver disease, addictions, severe hypertension, morbid obesity and others.

Person who is donating should be a family member (he/she should be more than 18 years or above) either close or distant. He or she should not be under social, financial or family pressure.

Before, transplant a legal committee should examine is it meeting all legal formalities.

Cost of dialysis

Cost of hemodialysis: – mainly depends on what the hospital is charging for one session of hemodialysis.

The charges mainly depends on location of the Centre, quality of the RO system, whether the Centre is under nephrologist in Delhi guidance, senior and trained dialysis technicians, and competition between different centres nearby.

In Delhi/NCR the most of the dialysis centres are charging between Rs.2000 to Rs.4000/ for single session with new dialyzer. For reuse dialyzer charges are lower. So for a patient who is on twice a week dialysis Rs.25000-40000/PM Since, the patient who is thrice a week on dialysis costs Rs.35000-50000 /PM (The above cost, is only for dialysis sessions).

The cost of medications, which includes injection erythropoietin, anti-hypertensive, phosphate binders, calcium supplements, diuretics, antacids, multi-vitamins, vitamin-d supplement, protein supplements, iron supplements, L-carnitine, vaccinations and others, Rs.8000 – 20000/PM.

Cost of investigations is approximately Rs.1000-5000/PM.

KIDNEY TRANSPLANT COST IN DELHI

Cost of ABO compatible (blood group matching) kidney transplant

kidney transplant cost in Delhi in a private centre is approximately Rs.4, 00,000 to 10,00,000 for ABO compatible cases. It includes:-

Investigations for donor and patient is approx. Rs.50, 000 to 2, 00,000

Then transplant package (includes hospital stay, surgery, consultations, medications etc.) from Rs.4, 00,000 to 6, 00,000

Other expenses (including induction, complications, overstay etc.)Rs. 50,000 to 2,00,000

Post transplant expenses (includes consultations, investigations, medicines etc.) Rs.10,000 to 40,000 p.m. . after, 3 to 6 months this expense decreases to 8,000 to 30,000 p.m. .

After, 1 year of kidney transplant this expense decreases to 5,000 to 20,000 p.m. .

Cost of ABO incompatible (blood group mismatching)

Cost of kidney transplant in a private centre is approximately Rs.8,00,000 to 20,00,000 for ABO incompatible cases. It includes:-

Investigations for donor and patient is approx. Rs.1,00,000 to 4, 00,000

Then transplant package(includes hospital stay, surgery, consultations, medications etc.) from Rs.5, 00,000 to 15, 00,000

Other expenses(including induction, complications, overstay etc.)Rs. 50,000 to 3,00,000

Post transplant expenses (includes consultations, investigations, medicines etc.) Rs.10,000 to 40,000 p.m. . after, 3 to 6 months this expense decreases to 8,000 to 30,000 p.m. .

After, 1 year of kidney transplant this expense decreases to 5,000 to 20,000 p.m

There are certain factors because of which cost varies from patient to patient.

BLOOD GROUP MATCHING VS. MISMATCHING

Sensitization of patient If any further investigations required pre-transplant for donor or patient

If any procedure is required pre-transplant for donor or patient

Induction vs. no induction

Complications in a post transplant period

Dose of medicines in a pre and post transplant period

 

Kidney Transplant Hospital in Delhi