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:
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
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.
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.