Kidney Transplant

As a kidney transplant helps the body to operate more normally and lessens the need for dialysis, it can help people with renal failure live better lives. Additionally, it has a high success rate, with many patients reporting post-procedure improvements in their general health and wellbeing.

At Medicana Hospitals, our group of skilled surgeons is committed to giving our patients the best care possible. To guarantee the success of the procedure and the best result for our patients, we employ the most cutting-edge technology and methods. 

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 of the variables that determine 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 in addition to 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 bad 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:

Surgery to replace a sick or damaged kidney with a healthy kidney from a donor is known as a kidney transplant. A talented team of surgeons and cutting-edge technologies are combined at Medicana Hospitals in Turkey to do this challenging treatment with success.

The patient receives general anesthesia before the procedure. To access the patient's own kidneys and the donor kidney, a lower belly incision is performed. 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 removes the patient's diseased kidney. With sutures or staples, the incision is stitched up.

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 rejection of the donor kidney, it is essential for transplant recipients to take their medications as directed. It's critical to adhere to the dosing guidelines and remember all of your medications.
  • Follow-up care: To evaluate the function of the donor kidney and the patient's general health, regular follow-up care with the transplant team is crucial. This could involve imaging exams, urine testing, and blood tests.
  • Lifestyle modifications: It's critical for transplant recipients to 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 including often washing your 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 difficult. Transplant recipients should prioritize their mental health and, if necessary, seek assistance.

Overall, in order 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 in getting access to top-notch medical treatment. The IPC team is made up of seasoned coordinators and interpreters who are dedicated to assisting patients from other countries in navigating the healthcare system and obtaining the finest care.

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 make international patients' healthcare experience as easygoing and stress-free as possible. Throughout the entire healthcare process, they are there to support and respond to any queries.

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 a number of reasons, including:

  • For the past 30 years, we have a proven track record of achievement, marked by high patient satisfaction rates and fruitful results.
  • Our team of highly qualified and experienced transplant doctors is 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 are dedicated to assisting our patients from other countries in navigating the healthcare system and obtaining the best care. The International Patient Center (IPC) staff is available to help with booking travel and lodging, providing translation services, and providing any other support our patients may require.

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

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like 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 is available to address any inquiries you may have and offer the assistance you require.

Created at 11.10.2023 06:54
Updated at 28.10.2023 09:33
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