Kidney Transplant

A kidney transplant can help people with renal failure live better lives. It enables the body to operate more normally and lessens the need for dialysis. Additionally, it has a high success rate, with many patients reporting improved general health and well-being after the procedure.

At Medicana Hospitals, our skilled surgeons are committed to giving our patients the best care possible. We employ the most cutting-edge technology and methods to guarantee the procedure's success and the best possible outcome.

For Whom Are Kidney Transplants Appropriate?

People with ESRD who are transplant candidates are frequently advised to get a kidney transplant. The degree of kidney failure, general health, and the availability of a compatible donor kidney are some variables determining eligibility for a kidney transplant.

The majority of ESRD sufferers who qualify for kidney transplants include those who:

  • Having a healthy heart, lung, and liver is a prerequisite for receiving a transplant.
  • Other requirements include not having cancer or an active infection, being able to undergo surgery, and being able to get postoperative care.
  • Depending on the patient's age, size, and other unique circumstances, there can be additional special needs for a kidney transplant beyond these generic ones.

If any of the following apply to you and you have ESRD and may be a candidate for a kidney transplant:

They desire to enhance their general health and lengthen their lifetime because they:

  • Are weary of or unable to adhere to the requirements of dialysis;
  • Have a lousy quality of life as a result of ESRD;
  • To ascertain whether a kidney transplant is the best course of treatment for you or a loved one, it is crucial to speak with a transplant specialist.

Information on the Process:

A kidney transplant is surgery to replace a sick or damaged kidney with a healthy kidney from a donor. At Medicana Hospitals in Turkey, a talented team of surgeons and cutting-edge technologies are combined to perform this challenging treatment successfully.

Before the procedure, the patient receives general anesthesia. The surgeon then makes a lower belly incision to access the patient's kidneys and the donor's kidney. After carefully removing the patient's damaged kidney and attaching the donor kidney to the patient's blood vessels and urinary system, the surgeon subsequently eliminates the patient's diseased kidney. Finally, the incision is stitched up with sutures or staples.

The surgery usually takes 3–4 hours, and the patient is watched in the recovery area afterward. Immunosuppressant drugs can help the patient's body accept the donor kidney, which is a condition for the kidney transplant to be successful. These drugs aid in preventing immune system rejection of the donor kidney in patients.

Following a kidney transplant, patients should take a few things into account:

  • Medication management: To prevent the rejection of the donor's kidney, transplant recipients need to take their medications as directed. It's critical to adhere to the dosing guidelines and remember all your medications.
  • Follow-up care: Regular follow-up care with the transplant team is crucial to evaluate the function of the donor kidney and the patient's general health. This could involve imaging exams, urine testing, and blood tests.
  • Lifestyle modifications: Transplant recipients must adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and abstaining from dangerous substances like tobacco and excessive alcohol.
  • Preventing infections: Because transplant recipients are more likely to get infections, it's crucial to adopt infection prevention measures, such as frequently washing hands and avoiding close contact with ill people.
  • Mental health: Coping with the emotional effects of a major operation and a new pharmaceutical regimen can be complex. Transplant recipients should prioritize their mental health and, if necessary, seek assistance.

Overall, to achieve the best results after kidney transplant surgery, recipients of transplants must follow their treatment plan and the advice of their healthcare team.

We're here to support you through our International Patient Center (IPC):

The Overseas Patient Center (IPC) of Medicana Hospitals is committed to assisting international patients with access to top-notch medical treatment. The IPC team comprises coordinators and interpreters dedicated to helping people in other countries navigate systems and obtain thobtaincare.

The following are a few of the well-liked services provided by the IPC at Medicana Hospitals:

  • Coordination of medical consultations and treatments;
  • Assistance with booking travel and lodging;
  • Assistance with translating for patients who don't speak english;
  • Assistance with obtaining required visas and documents;
  • Coordination of patient and healthcare provider communication;
  • Assistance with insurance and billing issues;
  • Support with post-treatment follow-up care and ongoing medical management.

The IPC team at Medicana Hospitals is dedicated to making international patients' healthcare experience as easygoing and stress-free as possible. They provide support and respond to any queries throughout the entire healthcare process.

Which Hospitals Run by Medicana Have a Kidney Transplant Program?

The following hospitals are home to a Kidney Transplant Program for Medicana:

  • Medicana International Ataşehir Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Medicana International Beylikdüzü Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Medicana International Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Why choose us?

International patients should select Medicana Hospitals for their kidney transplant for several reasons, including:

  • For 30 years, we have had a proven track record of achievement, marked by high patient satisfaction rates and fruitful results.
  • Our highly qualified and experienced transplant doctors are committed to giving our patients the finest treatment possible.
  • Thanks to our cutting-edge facilities and cutting-edge medical equipment, we can give our patients the best possible care.
  • We can give our patients the best possible care thanks to our cutting-edge facilities and medical equipment.
  • We are dedicated to assisting patients from other countries to navigate the healthcare system and obtain the best care. The International Patient Center (IPC) staff is available to help book travel and lodging, provide translation services, and provide any other support our patients may require.

Our medical services are reasonably priced, making it easier for patients from other countries to get the care they need.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or want to make an appointment to learn more about the kidney transplant program. Our phone number is +90 850 460 1010, and our email address is [email protected]. Our team can address any inquiries and offer the assistance you require.

Created at 11.10.2023 06:54
Updated at 21.05.2024 06:50
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