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Asiri Kidney Transplant Centres

Center of Excellence

Asiri Kidney Transplant Centres

The Asiri Kidney Transplant Centres at Asiri Central Hospital, Asiri Surgical Hospital & Asiri Hospital Kandy are specialised in providing diagnosis, management and treatment of kidney disease and kidney transplantation. Our team of leading doctors are well qualified and experienced in performing kidney transplantation, with high success rates.

Our processes are defined by our commitment to providing the finest patient care from the point of pre-transplant evaluation to post- operative management.

Kidney transplantation allows people with end stage kidney failure to avoid or eliminate the need for dialysis and prolongs life.

While there are multiple benefits from a kidney transplant, it is a major surgical procedure that involves certain risks.

Our Services & Treatments

Pre-Transplant Evaluation:

This evaluation includes a review of the patient's medical history, physical examination, and blood investigations. The objective here is to identify any possible risks and decide whether the patient is a good candidate for a kidney transplant.

Donor Evaluation:

If the patient is planning to receive a kidney transplant from a living donor, the donor also needs to be evaluated.

Ethical Committee Approvals:

A meeting will be arranged with the Ethical Committee of the Ministry of Health for clearance on the ethical & legal aspects relating to both donor & recipient and for authorization to proceed with the transplant.

Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting:

The Kidney Transplant team, which consists of the representation of Specialists of multiple disciplines, will gather to discuss and evaluate the conditions of the patient & donor. This team will counsel the patient and family explaining to them the process & the post- surgical care required.

Kidney Transplant Surgery:

A kidney transplant surgery is performed by a team made up of a Vascular Surgeon, Anesthetist, Nephrologists and a team of nurses. The surgery typically takes several hours and involves placing the new kidney in the patient's lower abdomen.

The patient will be required to stay in the hospital for a minimum of 7 days following surgery for observation and healing. After discharge from the hospital, the patient will need to follow up with their transplant team on a routine basis to manage and monitor their condition and medication.

President Fund Approval:

We arrange the facility to obtain support from this fund.

Location which offer Asiri Kidney Transplant Centre

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Please feel welcome to contact our friendly reception staff with any general or medical enquiry. Our doctors will receive or return any urgent calls.

Why choose an Asiri Kidney Transplant Centre?

  • We have a kidney transplant success rate of 98%
  • The Kidney Transplant Units at Asiri Hospitals provide comprehensive, pre-transplant evaluation to post-transplant care for patients with kidney disease. Our team of highly qualified, well experienced doctors, nurses & other health care professionals are dedicated to helping patients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Please talk to us to learn more about kidney transplantation and the programmes we offer.

Our Achievements

A 98% success rate with kidney transplantation.

About Kidney Transplants

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly.

The kidney’s main function is to filter and remove waste, minerals, and fluid from the blood by producing urine.

When kidneys lose this filtering ability, harmful levels of fluid and waste accumulate in the body. This can raise a person’s blood pressure and result in multi organ failure (end-stage kidney disease). This occurs when the kidneys have lost about 90% of their ability to function normally. In a kidney transplant surgery, the donor kidney will typically be implanted in a different region of the abdomen, leaving the two natural kidneys in place. It is a treatment rather than a cure for chronic renal failure. For those who are viewed as potential transplant candidates, it is the preferred course of treatment.

Compared to dialysis, a kidney transplant has many benefits. It can treat kidney failure, enhance health, and give a person a dialysis- free way of life. After receiving a new kidney, a person often has less hydration and dietary limitations. Most people are healthy enough to go back to work or education.

Who is a candidate for a Kidney Transplant?

Anyone with end-stage kidney disease may be a candidate for a kidney transplant. However, there are some medical conditions and factors that can make a patient ineligible for a kidney transplant. These include,

  • Active Infection
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Severe Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Mental Illness

Symptoms of End-stage Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition in which the kidneys are unable to remove waste products and excess fluid from the bloodstream. There are 5 stages in CKD, where the fifth stage is defined as end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). This is complete kidney failure, where the patient requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain good health.

Symptoms of ESKD include:

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