Laparoscopic kidney transplant refers to minimal invasive surgery for kidney transplant. Making use of a thin tube and camera along with few surgical instruments, it removes the kidney in a painless manner. Laparoscopic kidney transplant is fast gaining popularity for a number of reasons. Read on to know the essentials of a Laparoscopic kidney transplant procedure:
A Donator Should Be:
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- -Aged between 18 to 70
- -Has to have a compatible blood group and antigen
- -Should be free from diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, any of the-heart, kidney or liver disease, sickle cell anemia, hepatitis or HIV
- -Fit at the time of surgery with no infection or inflammation.
Laparoscopic Kidney Removal Surgery
- -Laparoscopic removal of kidney is preferred for donor kidney removal.
- -Under general anesthesia, the surgery takes around three hours to complete.
- -3-4 keyhole incisions are made.
- -Laparoscope (thin tube with a light and camera) and surgical instruments are passed through them, and kidney is extracted through one slightly larger incision.
Advantages of Laparoscopy
- -Smaller scars
- -Less blood loss
- -Quick recovery time
- -Less post-operation pain