Max Hospital Mohali front runner in kidney transplant


Max Hospital Mohali front runner in kidney transplant

Kidney Transplant Unit at Max completes 500 successful transplants since its inception in 2013

 After first kidney transplant in August 2013, followed by region’s 1st successful ABO-incompatible (Different Blood Group) kidney transplant,  doctors at Max Hospital, Mohali broke blood barrier in organ transplant thus giving hope to patients looking for donors without blood group matching.

  The Kidney Transplant Unit at Max since its inception in 2013 has done almost all type of difficult surgeries. It’s in fact a first centre to perform ABO incompatible transplant in northern India with majority of transplants involving live donors. The centre has performed many cases of swap transplants and pediatric transplants.

Max Hospital Mohali front runner in kidney transplant

 Recently a person underwent kidney transplant for 3rd time at Max, which is very rare even at centers like PGIMER Chandigarh after his first two transplants failed. The 47 years old male patient had undergone two transplants in the leading hospitals in Chennai and Chandigarh in 2003 and 2007 respectively. First time, he got kidney from his wife but had graft loss in 2007. In his second transplant, his father donated the kidney for him. Unfortunately he lost his graft kidney again in 2018 and put on dialysis. After getting refused for kidney transplant in other centers due to high surgical and immunological risk, he reached at Max center for 3rd transplant.

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 The patient’s kidney was placed inside the abdomen (intraperitonealy) which is technically demanding whereas normally we place it outside peritoneum, said  Dr. Munish Chauhan, senior consultant Nephrology and Kidney Transplant while addressing a press conference at Chandigarh Pres Club here today to announce completion of successful 500 kidney transplants at Max’s kidney transplant unit . This type of surgery has been done only a few times all across the world, asserted Dr. Chauhan.

Max Hospital Mohali front runner in kidney transplant

 Dr Jagdish Sethi, senior consultant and chief transplant surgeon said that our centre is equipped with state of the art operation theatre and  advanced ICU set up which is at par with best centres in the world. We are amongst the top 10 hospitals in the country doing more than 100 transplants every year since inception.

 Dr Vinay Sakhuja, Director Nephrology and Transplant Medicine said that we have also done transplants in very poor patient with support of Max India Foundation; even few patients from different states have been benefited by chief minister relief fund providing huge financial relief to these patients, he informed.


Max Hospital Mohali front runner in kidney transplant

 Compared with maintenance dialysis, renal transplant is associated with better quality of life, improved life expectancy, and lower costs. It is considered the treatment of choice for the majority of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), including patients older than 60 years of age.

Sandeep Dogra, senior VP & Zonal Head, Max Hospitals, Punjab said that Max hospital has emerged as the fastest growing centre for kidney transplant in North India. The hospital is not only catering to the patients from Punjab, J&K, Haryana, Himachal, the good numbers of patients from states like UP, Bihar and Manipur are also getting kidney transplants here.


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