Kidney Transplant - Paediatric

Latest medical and technical expertise on global level has made the kidney transplant a successful modality of treatment for patients with reduced or negligible kidney functions. Paediatric Kidney transplant in children less than 18 years has become a reality with very good and encouraging outcomes in form of extremely good quality of life after transplant. It is a general thought in society that kidney transplant is not an option in children and finding a suitable donor for kidney is not possible.

Current medical advancements have made it a reality in children who are over 15 kg of weight and above 4 years of age. Such children can easily accommodate new kidney from adults and the most easily accessible source are one of the Parents or Grandparents who in most cases are willing to donate it to their loving baby. The living donor transplant with either of parents/ grandparents are medically more suitable donors owing to higher chance of genetic matching and hence better post-transplant outcome. In a way they give life to their child once again.

At Narayana Health, we have team of well trained and experienced doctors who are well equipped to manage such transplantation procedures in small children as per the Human Organ Transplantation Act. It comprises of Paediatric Nephrologist who is the anchor of the procedure, Paediatric Surgeons, Urologists and Transplant Coordinator. We have well equipped dedicated Paediatric Transplant Units and Transplant Nursing Units which are equipped to take care of the children very well.

Our aim at Narayana Health is to provide children who have been diagnosed with kidney failure and are either on dialysis or without dialysis, a new lease of life with transplantation and give them a normal childhood where they grow in healthy adults and fulfil their dreams.

Surgical procedures that are taken care at Narayana Health include Paediatric Kidney Transplantation, Pyeloplasty, Ureteric Re-implantation, PUV Fulguration, Augmentation Cystoplasty.

Cadaveric Kidney Transplant is suitable for children who do not have a medically fit donor and is also a good option considering a better quality of life after transplant than being on dialysis.