Centre of Excellence for Renal Transplant


Prashanth Institute of Renal Sciences provides a comprehensive renal transplant program apart from other types of renal diseases. Chronic kidney disease caused by diabetes, hypertention, stone disease, infections, hereditary illness are diagnosed and managed by our efficient and experienced team of nephrologists.

Prashanth Hospital is one of the most advanced transplant hospital in Chennai offering the best kidney transplant surgical department and chronic kidney disease treatment .Headed by eminent transplant surgeons and team , we have been able to execute kidney transplants surgeries at the most competitive cost.

Patients with chronic kidney failure cannot lead a comfortable life with medications and dietary restrictions alone. They need a treatment modality called dialysis which is a procedure to purify the blood by removing the toxic substances. The term chronic kidney failure denotes a permanent loss of kidney function which needs lifelong maintenance by dialysis or kidney transplant.

Kidney transplantation is a surgical procedure in which the diseased kidney is transplanted with a healthy kidney. A healthy kidney can be obtained from a living donor or a cadaveric donor. Before kidney transplantation, there are several laboratory tests performed to evaluate how well the donor kidney matches with the recipient's tissue type and blood type. The surgery may take about 3 to 4 hours.

Common causes of end stage kidney disease include:-
Diabetes - These patients have a continuously high blood sugar. This high blood sugar can damage the filters in the kidneys, leading to long-term kidney damage and finally kidney failure. This is called diabetic nephropathy.
High blood pressure or hypertension - This is another common cause of kidney disease and failure. High blood pressure in the tiny blood vessels to the kidney leads to damage and prevents the filtering process from working properly.
Blockages in the arteries that bring blood to the kidneys over time called renal artery stenosis is another cause of end stage renal disease
Another condition is called polycystic kidney disease which is an inherited condition. There are several large cysts or hollow spaces formed within the kidney that make its normal functioning difficult.
There may be congenital problems in development of kidneys. This occurs since before birth and manifests when over 90% of the kidney function is compromised.

Why Transplant over dialysis :
The reason is simple: People who get transplants generally live longer than those who get dialysis. For example, an adult who's 30 and on dialysis might live another 15 years. With a transplant, that number jumps to 30-40 years.

Not only do people who get transplants usually live longer, they also tend to have:
Better quality of life. They don't spend hours each week getting dialysis, and they're more likely to go back to work.
Fewer limits on their diet
Fewer long-term health problems from the transplant than people have with dialysis
More energy
Cost effective

Types of kidney transplant :
Deceased - donor kidney transplant
Living - donor kidney transplant

People can survive with just one healthy kidney, so someone with two healthy kidneys may choose to donate one. This is called a living donor transplant. A deceased donor kidney transplant comes from someone who has just died. You can get this type of transplant by being on the national waiting list.