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  • Cost-effective with a high success rate
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A worldwide rise in patients with diabetes has resulted in a proportionate rise in the number of patients with chronic renal disease. As the majority of patients with kidney disease arrive at the end stage, the only option is dialysis and kidney transplant. A safe and successful kidney transplant in India is possible with MedicoExperts associated best surgeons, at our top hospitals in India.

Advantages of kidney transplant in India

Undergoing kidney transplant in India has a variety of benefits that makes India a better choice when compared to countries like USA, Singapore or European nations.

  • India has the largest kidney transplant program, second to the USA
  • Affordability and state-of-the-art infrastructure at all top hospitals in India
  • A success rate of 85 to 90% amongst the best kidney transplant hospitals in India
  • Special time-bound schemes and packages to MedicoExperts patients at some of our associated hospitals

Cost of kidney transplant in India

In India, the amount of kidney transplants is second to the United States alone and second to none when it comes to treatment affordability. The cost of kidney transplant in India ranges between 13000 – 15000 USD. It is estimated that a medical tourist typically saves as much as half of their money as they would ideally spend in any other country for a kidney transplant.

Reasons to undergo a kidney transplant in India

  • Infrastructure and availability of options: India has an enormous network of hospitals ranging from world-class medical institutions to mid-range hospitals and public hospitals providing extensive medical care. This gives the patient the benefit of choosing a hospital according to his/her preference of city and surgeon
  • Cost: Treatment cost is a very huge concern when one chooses a treatment location. The hospitals in India are renowned for being affordable. The price of a kidney transplant in India may differ between hospitals depending on the infrastructure, the surgeon's knowledge and the city you choose to have your surgery.
  • Reputation of doctors and hospitals: Indian doctors in the medical world are well-acknowledged and respected. They are thought to be extremely qualified and skilled. A majority of the top doctors in India are also internationally trained and represent or are a part of the panel of doctors.
  • Proximity and location: The best hospitals in India are primarily located in metropolitan cities and are well connected to public transportation and international airports. This saves travel time and makes connectivity easy.

All about kidney transplant

The kidney is the human body's blood-filtering organ that eliminates excess fluid and blood waste. Unfortunately, the toxic fluids accumulate in the body when the kidneys cease to function, and a condition known as kidney failure or end-stage kidney disease occurs which is dangerous for the human body.

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) happens when the kidneys have lost about 90% of their normal functioning capacity. A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure whereby one individual (donor) implants a kidney into the body of patients (recipients). The new kidney that has been transplanted can do the job your two kidneys did when they were healthy.

Diabetes is the most prevalent cause of ESRD and the second most prevalent cause of ESRD is high blood pressure.

Risk factors that could lead to ESRD are as follows:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Vascular disease like Renal artery thrombosis, progressive systemic thrombosis etc
  • Chronic glomerulonephritis
  • Severe damage to the urinary tract

Procedure for kidney transplant in India

Advanced robotic kidney transplant in India

Advanced robotic kidney transplant in India is a newly emerging and highly successful procedure. In this minimally invasive surgery, the surgeon makes one small 4-5 cms incision which benefits the patient with easy and quicker recovery. With the precision of the robot, the kidney transplant surgeon can expertly perform the surgery with clarity and accuracy.

After a robotic kidney transplant in India, the patient experiences overall good health, faster recovery and there is also comparatively less blood loss and a smaller scar.

How to prepare for kidney transplant in India

To avail kidney transplant in India, there are certain steps and protocol to follow.

  • For a living donor kidney transplant, the donor must be either a sibling, son, daughter, parent, grandparent or grandchild of the recipient (patient). If there is no match in the first relation, then any matching relative can choose to donate the kidney.
  • The relationship between donor and recipient will also be examined to the satisfaction of the transplant centre’s Registered Medical Practitioner.
  • A kidney transplant team will review the patient case based on all the medical reports available.
  • Donor and patient will have to undergo diagnostic tests like HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) typing, and blood tests
  • The transplant team evaluates the compatibility of donors based on HLA screening. If the patient's HLA type matches the donor, then the patient's body is more likely not to reject the kidney.
  • A no-objection certificate is issued to the patient by the High Commission of the patient’s home country in India which is then submitted to the hospital.
  • Case forwarded for authorization to the transplant commission. The patient submits all the papers needed for transplant approval to the Transplant Committee
  • Approval of the Committee (May take 2-4 weeks after all required papers are submitted)

Success rate of kidney transplant in India

The success rate of kidney transplant in India is as high as 90 to 95% amongst all the top hospitals in India. The findings of the operation for kidney transplantation are both satisfactory and good. After a successful kidney transplant in India, the patient will no longer need dialysis as the newly received kidney will filter blood for the body.

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Best hospitals for kidney transplant in India

All the best hospitals in India have state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods like contemporary immunosuppressants, induction agents, contemporary protocols, and highly sophisticated surgical techniques to ensure the highest success rate. Here is a list of our best hospitals for kidney transplant in India:

Best doctors for kidney transplant in India

The kidney transplant surgeons in India are highly experienced with international expertise and training to treat and expertly handle complexities. Our best doctors for kidney transplant in India are as follows:

Why choose MedicoExperts?

With an exhaustive, well researched data collated over the years through our patient experience from 27 countries and over 5 years of excellent patient care, we bring you a comprehensive and patient-centric approach that connects you with the right doctor, appropriate hospital and best infrastructure for your specific requirements. We commit to track your treatment journey to ensure your safety and well-being. Our patient-centric approach has gained us associations with the best hospitals in India, to expand the pool of hospitals for you to choose from. Like a local guardian, MedicoExperts will not shy from helping you even audit your bills or seek a second opinion if need be. We are the marketing partners for most of the top hospitals in India, which gives us the privilege to offer our patients special schemes and packages for their treatment.

With MedicoExperts, your concerns matter most to us, and we are willing to provide you with online video consultation, where you can speak to the doctor and address all your apprehensions and queries.

For a faster and guarded means of communication, you can always get in touch with us by sharing your medical history and diagnostic reports to

Frequently Asked Questions and patient concerns:

1. Why is a kidney transplant advised for ESRD?

Dialysis is suggested for a patient who are diagnosed with kidney failure; however, dialysis is an extremely painful, troublesome and time-consuming process to artificially filter and purify the blood. Hence, a kidney transplant is the ultimate solution for a person with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

It relies on your recovery, your health status, the kind of job you do and other medical circumstances that may be connected with it. Usually, individuals return to work after eight to ten weeks of transplantation.

It takes around 2-3 hours to perform a kidney transplant, usually one-and-a-half hours for the donor and one-and-a-half hours for the recipient. That is the complete time for a transplant and on the same day after surgery, patients can begin moving and taking fluids.It takes around 2-3 hours to perform a kidney transplant, usually one-and-a-half hours for the donor and one-and-a-half hours for the recipient. That is the complete time for a transplant and on the same day after surgery, patients can begin moving and taking fluids.

It is suggested to follow a good, balanced diet with low salt and low-fat consumption.

Rejection syndrome is the condition in which the body attempts to reject the transplanted kidney. Some symptoms of rejection syndrome may be fever, reduced urine production, weight gain, oedema, kidney location pain. Rejection chances are highest immediately after surgery, decreasing with time. Rejection episode can be checked with immunosuppressive drugs.

Yes. Patients with a transplant usually live longer than dialysis patients. The transplanted kidney operates 24 hours a day to eliminate 50-85% of the complete waste generated by your body. On the other side, dialysis only removes 15% of complete waste and only if it is on the dialysis machine.

Kidney transplants have more than 95 per cent success rate. Living donor transplants last 15-20 years on average and deceased donor transplants last 10-15 years. A patient can start or return to dialysis and/or pursue another transplant if a transplant fails.

We suggest avoiding contact sports to individuals: football, basketball, wrestling, soccer, and some other sports that could lead in injury to the region of the body where the transplanted kidney was placed.

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