1st Successful Kidney Transplantation At AIIMS-Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: AIIMS-Bhubaneswar added another feather to the successful journey of its first decade by successfully conducting its first case of live-related kidney transplantation on August 30.


According to a hospital release, the donor-recipient duo of father-son are doing fine, and the transplanted kidney is functioning well with good urine output and normal blood creatinine levels. The kidney donor underwent a laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and was discharged on the postoperative third day. The recipient has also been discharged.

Congratulating the team behind the effort, AIIMS-Bhubaneswar Executive Director Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Biswas said, “With increasing numbers of diabetes, hypertension and other kidney diseases, there is a huge burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the society and a large unmet need for organ transplantation services in eastern India.”

He further said that the financial burden of transplantation services in private hospitals runs into tens of lakhs and starting affordable organ transplantation services in the form of kidney transplantation will bring big relief to the common populace of Odisha and neighbouring states.

He informed AIIMS-Bhubaneswar is working towards developing Liver and Bone Marrow Transplantation services in the near future.

The nephrology team was headed by Dr Sandip Panda and the surgical team was headed by head of urology Dr Prasant Nayak. Dr Manoj Das, Dr Swarnendu Mandal and Dr Sambit Tripathy were also part of the team that performed the first kidney transplantation. The anesthesia team headed by Prof Satyajeet Mishra comprised Dr Bhaskar Rao and Dr Saumya Sarkar. The team was supported by transplant coordinator Niranjan Parmanik.

In an example of inter-Institutional collaboration, PGIMER Chandigarh deputed Prof Deepesh Benjamin Kenwar from the Department of Renal Transplantation to mentor the starting of the kidney transplantation services at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar.

A lot of patients have registered for live-related kidney transplantation at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, the release added.

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