Phases of Kidney Transplantation

Phases of Kidney Transplantation 2017-06-22T16:46:54+00:00

Phase1

Referral and Evaluation:
At the time of the referral of a patient for kidney transplant, the transplant coordinators will collect the patient’s physical information, past medical history and results of any previous diagnostic tests and treatments as well as a description of his or her current condition and legal paperwork. A transplant evaluation will be scheduled for the patient, which will include;

Laboratory tests, including blood and urine tests to assess the health of donors and recipients organs

Recipient: Hemogramm, Biochemistry, Liver Function tests, Kidney Function Test, Lipid Profile, Tumor Markers, Viral Markers, Metabolic and Vitamin, Endocrinology

Donor: Hemogramm, Coagulation, Biochemistry, Liver Function tests, Viral Markers, Metabolic and Vitamin, Endocrinology, Kidney Function, Lipid Profile, Tumor Markers,Viral scanning, Uriner tests

Radiological imaging & Nucleer Medicine tests,

Recipient: Abdomen USG, Chest X-Ray, Breast USG(if female)

Donor: CT&CT Angio, ECG, Chest X- Ray, Breast USG (if female), DTPA

A general health exam,  to consult donors and recipients overall health:

Cardiology Consultation
Nephorology
Gastroentrology
Dentistry
Infection Diseases and Microbiology

Supplementary consultations and interventions, necessary following all the examinations and imaging.

Recipient over age 40: Gynecology or urology, endoscopy and colonoscopy

Donor over age 40: Gynecology or urology, endoscopy and colonoscopy

Psychological evaluation to determine whether donor and recipients fully understand the risks of a liver transplant

Meetings with social workers who assess the recipients support network to determine whether he/she has friends or family to help care for him/her after transplant

Phase 2

Transplant Surgery

In ACIBADEM Kidney Transplant Center  the removal of kidney with a mere 5-cm incision in the groin, performed entirely by laparoscopic surgery. The advanced medical methods practiced enable donors to be discharged within 24-hours after surgery and to be able to start work within a week’s time. Recipient can be discharged from the hospital within approximately one week.

Phase3

Post Transplantation
Life after transplant involves continuous follow-up by a physician as well as certain measures to more easily adapt to daily life. The recipient would need follow-up outpatient visits to ensure his or her general health and the functioning of the transplanted organ. These follow-up visits get less frequent over time and the recipient can reach the transplant center via telephone or internet anytime the patient has a concern or question. The donor would get a physical examination prior to discharge from the hospital to ensure his or her general health and the functioning of the remaining organ.