Renal Transplant

  1. Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy:

    • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove a kidney from a living donor for transplantation. In this procedure, small incisions are made, and a laparoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a camera) and specialized instruments are used to disconnect and extract the donor’s kidney. Laparoscopic techniques typically result in less postoperative pain and a quicker recovery for the donor.
  2. Cadaveric Donor Nephrectomy:

    • Cadaveric donor nephrectomy involves the removal of a kidney from a deceased (cadaveric) donor for transplantation. The procedure is performed with precision to ensure the viability and functionality of the donated kidney. The extracted kidney is then transplanted into a recipient in need of a kidney transplant.
  3. Open Donor Nephrectomy:

    • Open donor nephrectomy is a traditional surgical approach to remove a kidney from a living donor for transplantation. This procedure involves a larger incision, providing direct access to the kidney. Open donor nephrectomy is effective and has been a standard technique for many years, though laparoscopic approaches are now commonly preferred for their minimally invasive nature.
  4. Open Recipient Surgery:

    • Open recipient surgery is the procedure performed on the recipient of a kidney transplant. During this surgery, the transplanted kidney is carefully connected to the recipient’s blood vessels and urinary system. The surgeon ensures proper blood flow and drainage, allowing the transplanted kidney to function effectively within the recipient’s body.