By Health In Five Writer
A 56-yr-old mother donated her kidney to save the life of her 32-yr-old son suffering from kidney failure. It was successfully done through Robot-Assisted Kidney Transplantation (RAKT), which is a minimally invasive technique to prevent postoperative pain, infection, and faster recovery for both the donor and recipient/patient.
A team of expert doctors at Citizens Speciality Hospital, Hyderabad led by Dr. Mallikarjuna Reddy, Senior Consultant, Urology, assisted by Dr. Banu Teja Reddy, Junior Consultant, Urology along with Dr. Seerapani Gopaluni, Consultant, Nephrologists and Dr. Venu Gopal Kulkarni, Consultant, Anaesthesiologist performed the procedure. Robotic surgery allows kidney transplantation to be performed under optimal operative conditions. It allows for a small incision and decreases the probability of infection and hernia. It has very minimal pain and allows the patient to recover faster than open surgery.
Elaborating on the procedure, Dr. Mallikarjuna Reddy said, “India is now becoming the hub for Robotic Transplants with almost 1000+ robotically assisted procedures conducted in the recent years. Although a few centers like Gujrat, and Delhi are offering Robotic surgery for kidney transplantation, with American Oncology Institute South is catching up on the technology. We have performed Laparoscopic-assisted Nephrectomy for the donor and Robot-assisted Renal Transplant Surgery for the recipient. With minimally invasive surgery, the chances of the patient getting a hernia are lower and morbidity is less. As these surgeries are more precise and only one 1-inch incision is made, leaving the patient with hidden scars.”
Dr. Prabhakar P, Regional Chief Operating Officer, Citizens Specialty Hospital said, “In the Indian population, kidney diseases are on the rise. The most common kidney disease is a chronic kidney disease that affects about 10 percent of the world’s population. Supported with extensive training and experience, Citizens Specialty Hospital offers Laparoscopic-assisted Nephrectomy and Robot-assisted Renal Transplant Surgeries to ensure minimal pain with faster recovery for both the donor & the patient. Citizens Specialty Hospital is committed to offering best-in-class clinical expertise, technological superiority, and service excellence for all our patients. A multi-disciplinary care program was backed by the latest technology and international standard treatment protocols.”