Kidney transplant at Narayana Hospital saves the life of a 51-year-old woman from Srinagar

Srinagar, March 22 (KNS) :Name Change (Ms. Begum), a 51-year-old woman from Srinagar was suffering from end stage kidney failure for the past 3 years. She was getting dialysis 3 times a week which was difficult for her to manage treatment along with her household responsibilities. She was referred to Narayana Health- Gurugram/Delhi-NCR by family friends. “To Choose a right kidney donor in her family was not feasible because of cystic disease in her children and brothers hence her father came forward as kidney donor who was 77 yrs old referred to as marginal donor keeping this clinical case in view it was a challenging condition to manage” - said Kidney transplant experts of NSHG, Dr. Shafiq Ahmed, Director and Senior Consultant- Urology & Renal Transplant and Dr. Sudeep Singh Sachdev, Director & Senior Consultant – Nephrology

The patient was admitted for an elective renal transplant as she suffered from the ESRD (End stage Renal Disease) which is the final stage of kidney failure. She also suffered from hypertension, anaemia & metabolic bone disease, which made the case even more complicated.  
“Thankfully, patient got a donor in her father. After stabilization of patient via hemodialysis, we performed renal transplantation surgery on November 21, 2022. The post operative period was uneventful and the patient had a good urine output immediately post-transplant. Her kidney functions settled to normal by post-operative period.” said Dr. Sudeep Singh Sachdev, Senior Consultant & Director- Nephrology, NH. 
“Due to scarcity/ non availability of ideal donor we have to select sometimes marginal donors to save the life of the patient, The other options for such patients who does not have ideal donor in their blood relation should go for swap transplant or register for cadaveric / deceased donor kidney transplant.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp ChannelAnwar ( Name Changed ) was a voluntary kidney donor for her daughter and was admitted for Left laparoscopic donor nephrectomy surgery. Even at the age of 77, he did not have any major medical complications which came as a boon and we did not face any challenges with the nephrectomy procedure. Renal transplants require a team approach and we worked together to ensure that the patient receives the best possible care throughout the entire transplant process” said Dr. Shafiq Ahmed, Director and Senior Consultant- Urology, NH.  
Following the surgery, the patient was required to take immunosuppressant medications to prevent the body from rejecting the new kidney. The transplant team now closely monitors the patient's progress and regular follow-up appointments have been scheduled to ensure that the patient is recovering well. 
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a non-communicable disease that affects 1 in 10 people worldwide. While its severity can vary, CKD is often progressive and needs lifelong medical care. Over 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. According to experts, CKD causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the 6th most common cause of death. 9 out of 10 patients who have kidney disease don’t even know that they have it till they reach the advanced stages of the disease. Between 2 to 7 million deaths happen due to lack of access to dialysis and transplantation. NH has been making all efforts to provide world-class facilities to the people of J&K at its Hospitals across the Northern Region. (KNS) 

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