Kidney transplant at Columbia Asia

The donor was his own mother in her late fifties and both are healthy, post surgery.

Addressing the media, Nephrologist Dr Srinivas Nalloor said the patients who are identified as chronically ill and in advance stages are advised to undergo kidney transplant. Though their health conditions are stabilised through dialysis method they are advised to go in for kidney transplant after the donor is available.

The patient Ramesh (name changed) when complained of weakness, loss of appetite, vomiting and nausea, he was diagnosed with the renal disease. When his mother volunteered to donate one of her kidney then the team of doctors of the hospital led by Dr Ajith Huilgol, chief transplant surgeon, were successful in transplanting and the patient is on his way to recovery.

The family members with the matching blood group are considered safe donors than the cadavar or deceased donors, he opined.

Dr Nalloor also stressed on the awareness and identification of kidney disease through regular screening, as the estimated number of patients with kidney disease in Mysore city alone is around 10,000 and those requiring replacement therapy will be around 200.

Dr Sudhakar S, Dr Dinesh, urologist, Dr Balasubramaniam and Dr Manjunath were present at the press meet.

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