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Rare High Risk Renal Transplant by CARE Hospitals, Hi-tech City

Rare High Risk Renal Transplant by CARE Hospitals, Hitech City

Hyderabad 11th June 2018: It’s not every day that you come across someone like 30 year old  Mr. Naveen Kalarla, whose unique medical history has broken all notions about organ transplant.

Rare High Risk Renal Transplant by CARE Hospitals, Hitech City

Mr. Naveen Kakarla had undergone kidney transplant six years back which unfortunately failed two years back due to rejection and was undergoing dialysis since then. He had expressed his desire to undergo second renal transplant and be free of dialysis which was affecting his personal and professional life.

This was a very challenging case for the doctors as it was patient’s second kidney transplant which always is more complicated and difficult as compared to a first kidney transplant.

Doctors at CARE Hospitals after discussing with the patient and his family about all the possible risks took up this complicated and challenging case for transplantation.

Second kidney transplant is not very common in India, due to multiple reasons like lack of kidney donors, high cost and inferior results as compared to first transplant.

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Dr.Ankit Mody Chief Consultant Nephrologist and transplant physician, said,” It is not easy to perform second transplant since the existing graft can’t be removed and additional cavity has to be created to place the new organ. Also, maintaining immunosuppression used to prevent rejection for these patients is challenging as they are already exposed to previous kidney transplants and are at very high risk of rejection. Immunosupression in these patients has to be critically balanced for a good graft function vs the risk for infection.

Mr. Naveen Kakarla when he was 24 years old, he underwent first kidney transplant with his mother donating her kidney. Unfortunately, there were no matching donors in the family for transplant, so he was registered for cadaver transplantation under in Jeevandan scheme in 2O17.

He was fortunate enough to get a second chance as a donor kidney became available through the Jeevandaan scheme on 27 April 2018.

“Doing second kidney transplant is challenging surgically because there is not enough space for the new kidney and vascular and ureteric anastomosis is not technically easy.” Says Dr.K.Prasad Raju ,Senior and experienced urologist and transplant surgeon who with his team of expert surgeons performed the kidney transplant with perfection without any major complications.

After the surgery patient was kept under close observation in the Transplant ICU with doctors constantly monitoring his condition. Patient did develop some complications but were managed effectively by the Transplant Team. Gradually his body accepted the kidney and he is now free from dialysis with very good graft function.

Kidney transplant is currently the best treatment option for patients on dialysis specially young patients like Mr.Naveen Kakarla It increases survival, Quality of life and is cost effective compared to dialysis. Moreover, losing a transplanted kidney is associated with depression and psychological stress. This case gives a ray of hope to those patients who have had a kidney transplant and has failed.

As the only authorised hospital in the Cyberabad region of Hyderabad to perform Kidney transplants, CARE Hospitals, Hitech city and the Kidney Transplant Team will strive to work hard and provide transplant services to the residents of Cyberabad area with the best outcomes comparable to international standards.

 Brief about the Patient

Mr.Naveen Kakarla is a 30 yr old IT professional who was undergoing hemodialysis with us since last one and a half years. He had a previous kidney transplant done at another hospital in the city 6 years back which unfortunately failed due to rejection two years back and hence the patient was undergoing dialysis under the care of Dr.Ankit Mody who is a Nephrologist and Renal Transplant physician at CARE hospitals hitech city. He also had other complications like Hepatitis C infection (treated) and Avascular necrosis which were due to complications of the previous transplant which made the case more challenging. Since he did not have another family donor, we registered him for Jeevandaan (deceased donor kidney transplant) programme in Hyderabad. Coming for dialysis three times a week to the hospital  was taking a toll on his professional life .Now after a successfull Renal transplant he will be able to resume work in 3-6 months and live a healthy and productive life.

Thanking you.

For More Information:         

Dr.Ankit Mody

Sr.Consultant Nephrologist and Renal Transplant Physician

CARE Hospitals Hitech City

Phone: 7715905497, email:

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