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Home » Health Articles » Laparoscopic Kidney Transplant : Important Points to Know

Laparoscopic Kidney Transplant : Important Points to Know

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:

  • -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.


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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

      • Kidney donation essentially neither affects life expectancy nor any susceptibility to kidney diseases. Single kidney is absolutely sufficient to keep a body healthy. This method has also given rise to voluntary kidney donations as there is minimal risk in surgery while the contentment in saving a life is beyond measurement.
        People wishfully join the kidney donation chains wherein a volunteer with matching blood group and antigens donates a kidney to a needy patient and in turn one of the patient's immediate relative donates his/her kidney to another patient of the corresponding matching blood group.
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