Kidney Transplant in Iran

Operation: 3 – 5 Hours


Healing:1 – 2 months

Clinic Stay: 7 Day

Total Stay: 3 Weeks

Back to Work: 4 Weeks

How to take a kidney from a donor and receive a kidney from a recipient

In this video, we have shown in animation how to perform kidney transplant on kidney donor and kidney recipient.

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Is it the right choice for do my kidney transplant surgery in Iran?

Today, more than 2,500 successful kidney transplants are performed in Iran every year.
The first clinical trial study on living donor laparoscopic transplantation in the world was conducted in Iran, and the results showed that laparoscopic kidney transplantation is less painful for the donor and the recipient, and the result for the recipient is similar to other results. Therefore, in 2004, the best laparoscopy award was given to Iran.
The average life expectancy of a kidney donor in Iran is higher than the average life expectancy of the society.
Because these people are selected from among the healthiest people and undergo a complete examination, because they must be in perfect health, so the risk of kidney donation is low for them.
We did not have a single case of death in the surgeries where we had nearly 6,000 kidney transplants, and the life expectancy of these people in 40 years is the same as the rest of the people.
In Iran, survival rate of the transplanted kidney after the first year is 99% and in the fifth year is 94%. The survival rate of patients after transplantation is 99% in the first year and 95% in the second year.

Why choose Iran Surgery Center?

Our kidney transplant surgeons perform more than 500 surgeries annually, with a success rate of 99%, which is higher than the global average.

Among the advantages of the kidney transplant center in the Iran surgery center, the following can be mentioned:

Advanced surgical techniques: Minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery increases the ease of surgery, shorter and easier recovery period, reduces the risk of infection and provides better results.

The possibility of paired kidney donation and cross transplants: Transplants where there is a kidney exchange between couples with greater compatibility are frequently performed in Iranian kidney transplant centers with excellent results.

Kidney transplantation of infants and children. Our transplant team has extensive expertise in pediatric kidney transplants.

Use of advanced technology: Advanced equipment is available in operating rooms, intensive care units, and laboratory facilities.

Special care for international patients: From the first contact to post-operative examinations, patients coming from abroad are guided and supported by our international patient center to ensure that they feel comfortable and at every stage of the kidney transplant process. they relax Our services will cover all your needs, even the smallest of your needs.

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How will my surgery go at Iran Surgery Center?

The surgical procedure in Iran Surgical Center is very simple. In the first step, you contact us through one of the online communication methods (WhatsApp, Instagram, email, Facebook, etc.). We will do the rest for you. Our experts will review your basic information and requirements. They will ask you for a photo of your medical reports. In the following, we take all the necessary measures for a quiet and comfortable surgery.
The donor is hospitalized one day before the operation and the recipient three days before the kidney transplant surgery. Two days after the transplantation, the donor is discharged and the kidney recipient spends one night in ICU and one week in the intensive care unit. It will be an opinion.
After discharge from the hospital, routine visits will begin.
You can return to your country approximately three weeks after the surgery

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If the transplant is rejected, the patient must go for dialysis and if symptoms such as fever and pain are seen in him, unfortunately, the transplanted kidney must be removed.

If the transplant fails a few days after the surgery, the kidney must be removed, but if it lasts for a few months, the patient will rarely face any problems.

Before transplantation, complete physical tests are performed to diagnose and treat cases that can cause problems in the patient after transplant surgery.

New anti-rejection drugs are constantly being developed and approved. Several anti-rejection drugs are usually prescribed at first. The dose of these drugs may change often depending on your response. And their timely consumption is strongly recommended.

  Talk to your transplant team doctor or nurse about when to resume sexual activity. Usually, one month after transplant, if you are ready, you can resume sexual activities.

Establish a regular exercise program to help your recovery from surgery, overall health, and mental health.

Under the supervision of a doctor, start with stretching exercises and add walking to it.

After healing the surgical site, you can do cycling, tennis, swimming and even aerobic sports. But it is better to avoid defensive sports like football or martial arts forever.

Also, you should not lift an object heavier than 9 kg (20) for 2 to 3 months after surgery, and you should not lift an object heavier than 18 kg (40) for at least 4 to 6 months after surgery.

In women, pregnancy should be delayed at least 1 year and preferably two years after transplantation. There is a possibility of various complications for this group of women, and pregnancy complications after transplantation should be considered

Before trying to get pregnant, it is necessary that the transplanted kidney has a proper function and does not have protein excretion. It is also necessary to have normal blood pressure in the transplanted person. Usually, kidney transplant is not considered a contraindication for natural childbirth. Normal kidney function alone is enough to tolerate pregnancy

It is recommended to carry out proper periodic evaluation during pregnancy under the joint supervision of urologist and perinatologist.

If the female patient has an infant, she should not breastfeed him, because the immunosuppressive drugs that the patient takes after kidney transplant can enter the body through breast milk. These drugs are harmful to the child.

Quitting smoking and drinking alcohol is essential to staying healthy. You can also consider consulting a nutritionist about planning a healthy diet.

You can eat more fruits and vegetables and drink more fluids than someone on dialysis. But you should choose foods that can keep your blood pressure low and blood sugar stable.

Avoid eating high-calorie foods such as fatty foods, sweets, foods rich in fat or sugar.

Your food should be low in salt and low in fat, so avoid ready meals and restaurant foods. It is also not recommended to eat canned foods such as tuna and other canned foods.

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