Kidneys are the most important paired organs of the human urinary track system, by means of urine formation function. One kidney weight varies from 120 to 200 g. The kidneys are located in the retroperitoneal space to the right and left of the spine. Their main function is the filtration of blood plasma followed by the urine formation. The human kidneys secrete about 1-1,5 l of urine per day.
The most important functions of kidneys:
If kidneys stop functioning properly, this process leads to imbalance and disorder of vital activity of the whole organism, as well as to increasing of toxins in blood. Kidney disorders are virulent because of the fact, that without the necessary treatment they become chronic and irreversible and lead to the ulterior functional abnormality. Some of them can be curable only by organ transplantation.
Kidney transplantation is a surgical operation which is to transplant a kidney to the patient (recipient), donated by other human (donor).
Such type of operation is meant to be used as a method of substitutive renal therapy at the end-stage of the chronic kidney disease which is impossible to cure without transplantation of a donor organ.
Kidney transplantation consists of donor and recipient stages:
The donor selection is being carried out. This can be relatives, who’s both kidneys are healthy and there are no infectious diseases (hepatitis, HIV). At the same time the blood group, genetic materials, age and other criteria are checked on compatibility. From a living relative donor the kidney is recovered laparoscopically, that is, with minimal trauma and subsequent rapid rehabilitation of the donor.
In Turkey kidney recovery for international patients is being made from living relative donors. Living donors are the persons who voluntary donate their paired organ (or a part of a whole organ) for transplantation in the recipient.
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Directly transplantation itself is being carried out at this stage.
Before the kidney transplantation operation the recipient and the donor undergo an extensive examination, a detailed check-out of tissues compatibility, in order to avoid a rejection. A diagnostics combined program shall be individually selected and include as follows:
Instrumental methods of diagnosis
A few days before transplantation, patients are recommended to follow a special diet. The donor kidney is removed by open or laparoscopic surgery. Kidney transplantation is performed under general anesthesia. The operation lasts from 3 to 8 hours. After the access is made, the donor kidney is placed into the iliac fossa, anastomoses of the kidney vessels are formed with the iliac vessels, the donor ureter is implanted into the bladder or an anastomosis with the recipient’s ureter is formed. Therewith, the recipient’s own kidneys nearly always remain in their original places and won’t be excised. After the kidney is transplanted, the surgical wound is sutured layer by layer. A cosmetic stitch is applied to the skin.
After kidney transplantation the patient usually stays for circa 2 to 5 days in the intensive care unit, and averagely in 10 to 15 days, under favorable postoperative period progress, is discharged from the in-patient department. The stitches and retention bridges are removed in 10-14 days. The patient has to stay in Turkey until the fact is established that the operation was successful and there is no organ rejection. At this time, the patient will need to undergo medical tests and visit the attending physician. It is recommended to refrain from physical exertion and keep a diet personally developed by our doctors.
Beginning with the post-transplantation day, the patient starts taking specific drugs – immunosuppressors – lifelong in order to prevent a donor organ rejection. Every two weeks the patients visit the transplantation center to undergo medical tests, to carry out an abdominal ultrasonography.
The transplantation issues in Turkey are settled in terms of legislation. The international patients in Turkey are allowed to transplant kidney from living relative donor.
You may get recommendations and treatment plan from the medical specialists of the top clinics of Turkey, as well as an alternative opinion regarding the provided or only assigned treatment from the medical specialists of the top clinics.
The advantages of treatment in Turkey are: top-class medical treatment and reasonable prices.
The clinics of Turkey work in accordance with global standards using the best practices of collegues from Europe and USA as well as their own unique experience. Turkey is among the countries that are top requested for treatment.
The citizens of a series of countries are attracted by reasonable prices and a high treatment level in Turkey.
In turkish clinics a psychological comfort and a real kindness of all the medical personnel is guaranteed to the patients.
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