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About Swap Kidney Transplant

When someone wants to give a kidney to a family member but they don't match, a kidney swap can help. This may be termed as 'Paired Kidney Exchange' or 'Swap Kidney Transplant'. In a swap, two families exchange kidneys so that both recipients get a match. It's like a teamwork where two donors give kidneys to two different people at the same time. This swap is needed when the blood types don't match within a family. It's a way for families facing this challenge to still help each other. This process creates a chain of kidney exchanges, making sure that everyone finds the right match and gets the kidney they need.


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Kidney Transplant Team

Dr. Gandhe Sridhar

Dr. Gandhe Sridhar

MBBS, MD, DM (Nephrology)

Senior Consultant - Nephrologist &
Transplant Physician, Director Nephrology Transplant
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Dr. Jyothsna Guttikonda

MBBS, MD, AB Nephrology (USA)

Senior Consultant - Nephrologist &
Transplant Physician
Head of Department - Nephrology & Transplant
Dr. Guntapalalli China Malakondaiah

Dr. Guntapalalli Malakondaiah

MBBS, MS (Gen.Surgery), M.Ch (Urology), FRCS

Senior Consultant - Urology
Reconstructive Urology, General Urology & Kidney Transplants
Dr Ramashankar

Dr Ramashankar

MBBS, MD(Gen.Med), DM(Nephrology)

Senior Consultant - Nephrologist &
Transplant Physician
Dr Sandeep Reddy

Dr Sandeep Reddy

MBBS, MD(Gen.Med), DM(Nephrology)

Senior Consultant - Nephrologist &
Transplant Physician

Department of Kidney Transplant

Equipped with

24x7 Superspecialised team support

The department boasts a highly skilled and specialized team of medical professionals, including nephrologists, transplant surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other experts, available round-the-clock to provide comprehensive care and address any emergent needs.

State-of-the-art operation theaters

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and adhering to the highest standards of surgical care, the operation theaters are designed to facilitate successful kidney transplant surgeries with optimal outcomes

Dedicated intensive care units

Specialized intensive care units (ICUs) are available to provide critical care support for transplant recipients during the immediate postoperative period, ensuring close monitoring and rapid response to any complications.

Therapeutic plasma exchange

The department offers therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) as part of its advanced treatment options. TPE is a procedure used to remove or exchange specific components of a patient’s plasma, aiding in the management of certain medical conditions.

Continuous renal replacement therapy

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy is available for patients who require ongoing support for kidney function. CRRT is a form of dialysis that provides continuous, slow, and gradual removal of waste products and excess fluids from the blood.

24x7 Blood Bank

The presence of a 24x7 Blood Bank ensures the immediate availability of blood products, such as packed red blood cells and platelets, which are crucial for patients undergoing kidney transplantation and related procedures.

State-of-the-art laboratory and microbiology (infection control) support

The department features advanced laboratory and microbiology services, facilitating prompt and accurate diagnostic testing. This support is essential for monitoring patient health, identifying infections, and ensuring a proactive approach to infection control.

Advanced radiology & imaging services

Offering state-of-the-art radiology and imaging services, the department utilizes advanced diagnostic tools such as CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasound to provide detailed insights into the condition of the kidneys and surrounding structures.

Round-the-clock dialysis and CRRT support

Continuous dialysis support, available 24/7, ensures that patients with renal complications receive timely and effective treatment. This includes both standard dialysis and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy as needed.

Well-trained nursing & support staff

A team of dedicated and well-trained nursing and support staff ensures that patients receive personalized and compassionate care throughout their journey, from pre-transplant evaluations to post-transplant recovery.

Department of Kidney Transplant

Service Offers

Patient Evaluation and Selection
  • Assessing patients for eligibility for kidney transplantation.
  • Conducting medical, psychological, and social evaluations.
Pre-transplant Care
  • Providing education to patients and their families about the transplantation process.
  • Managing pre-existing medical conditions to optimize the patient's health before transplantation.
Living Donor Program
  • Evaluating and facilitating living kidney donation. Ensuring the safety and well-being of living kidney donors
Transplant Surgery
  • Performing kidney transplant surgeries, which may involve living or deceased donor organs.
Post-transplant Care
  • Monitoring patients closely after transplantation to prevent and manage complications.
  • Adjusting immunosuppressive medications to prevent organ rejection.
  • Providing ongoing medical care and support.
Immunosuppression Management
  • Administering and managing medications to suppress the immune system and prevent organ rejection.
Follow-up and Monitoring
  • Conducting regular follow-up appointments to monitor the health of transplant recipients.
  • Performing routine tests and assessments to ensure the ongoing success of the transplant.
Complications Management
  • Addressing and managing complications that may arise post-transplant, such as infections or rejection episodes.
Transplant Coordinator Services
  • Coordinating communication between the transplant team, patients, and their families.
  • Assisting with scheduling and logistics related to transplantation.
Research and Clinical Trials
  • Engaging in research to improve transplantation outcomes.
  • Offering participation in clinical trials for eligible patients.
About Star Hospitals

About Star Hospitals

Star Hospitals, is a name that has become synonymous with exceptional medical care and unparalleled service in the healthcare industry. With 14 years of legacy, Star hospitals has consistently strived to push the boundaries of medical excellence, setting new benchmarks in patient care, treatment outcomes, and technological advancements. The 600 bed hospital is commitment to deliver top-notch healthcare services, Star has earned the trust and admiration of countless patients, making it a beacon of hope for those seeking world-class medical treatment. With 200+ Doctors, 35000+ Successful Surgeries, 80000+ Happy Patients we are continuing to shine as a beacon of excellence in the medical industry.

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Nanakramguda Circle, Financial District, Hyderabad


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What is the purpose of Star Hospitals' Kidney Paired Donation Registry launch?

Star Hospitals is launching the Kidney Paired Donation Registry to create awareness at the national level about kidney swap transplants and ABO incompatible kidney transplants. The aim is to expand the pool of potential donors, reduce waiting times for kidney transplants, and provide an alternative solution for patients in need of kidney transplants.

How does the Kidney Paired Donation Registry work, and what makes it unique?

The registry facilitates swaps among incompatible donor-recipient pairs, effectively increasing the chances of finding a suitable match for patients in need. This innovative approach reduces waiting time for kidney transplants by allowing for paired exchanges, improving overall health outcomes for patients.

Why is there a need for an alternative solution like the Kidney Paired Donation Registry in India?

Currently, many kidney failure patients in India are on dialysis, waiting for a cadaver donor. The registry addresses this challenge by providing a voluntary platform that expands the donor pool, offering patients a more efficient way to find compatible donors.

What role do renowned nephrologists at Star Hospitals play in this initiative?

Renowned nephrologists at Star Hospitals will share expert opinions and insights, adding credibility to the Kidney Paired Donation Registry. Their expertise emphasizes the medical viability and importance of the registry, reinforcing the hospital's commitment to providing advanced and ethical solutions for kidney transplantation.

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