Transplant Conditions & Treatments

Transplant Conditions & Treatments2018-02-08T11:33:34+00:00

What is a Transplant?

This is a procedure that involves the removal of a body organ from a donor to a recipient to replace a damaged or missing organ.

Transplants can be done for different organs such as the liver, kidney, heart and bone marrow.

Types of Organ Transplant Surgeries

There are various organs that people can undergo transplant for including, the liver, heart, kidney, corneal, pancreas, among others. The type of transplant however, depends on the state of the organ. In some cases, not the entire organ is removed but part of it. This applies to certain organs such as the liver. Below are some of the different types of transplant procedures.

These are some of the different types of organ transplants and surgeries

  • Liver Transplant: This can be done for part of the liver or the entire liver depending on the condition of the liver. The donor can either be deceased or alive. When part of a liver is transplanted, the liver will regenerate to full size for both the donor and recipient.

  • Bone marrow Transplant: This procedure helps in replacing blood forming cells (stem cells) which have been damaged by cancer, radiation treatment or by high doses of anti- cancer drugs for example during chemotherapy which is done before stem cell transplant. The stem cell transplant can be:

    1. Autologous: This is when stem cells are collected from one’s own body.
    2. Allogeneic: This is when the stem cells are collected from someone else.

  • Kidney Transplant: Involves transferring a healthy kidney from a donor to a recipient. It is very possible for a person to live a normal healthy life with one kidney, however adjustments in lifestyle will be needed.

  • Heart Transplant: It involves transferring a healthy heart from a donor (who is deceased), to a recipient.

  • Pancreatic Transplant: It refers to implanting a healthy pancreas from a donor to a recipient.

  • Lung Transplant: Involves the removal of one or both lungs which are replaced by healthy lungs from a donor. The types of lung transplants include:

    1. Single lung transplant: This is done to replace  one lung.
    2. Double lung transplant: This is done to replace both lungs.

  • Transplant Surgeries: These procedures have been made more effective by the use of new technology. Minimally Invasive procedures can be used to perform transplant surgeries. Some of the equipment used in minimally invasive surgeries include: 

    1. Laparoscopic surgery: Done through small incisions that allow for the surgeries to be conducted more effectively and allow for faster healing time.
    2. Double lung transplant: This is done to replace both lungs.

Maybe you don’t have access to a hospital that can give you the transplant treatment that you need. Maybe you haven’t yet been told that you need a transplant but you are worried you may need one and you want to be thoroughly tested. International Medical Treatment (IMT) can help you access cost-effective, high quality transplant treatments at affiliated hospitals in India, Dubai and Thailand. Our partner hospitals offer advanced transplant services for liver, kidney and bone marrow. We can link you with the right hospital and arrange your travel.

However, please note that you have to find a donor that is directly related to you, except in the case of bone marrow sourced from your own body.

To learn more on overseas organ transplant procedures available at our partner hospitals please click the button below.

Technology

The latest advancements in technology can play an important role in the treatment process.

IMT can help you access the latest technology for transplants. We can link you with our affiliated, internationally accredited hospitals where equipment and procedures such as the following are available:

  • Liver Transplant: State-of-the-art infrastructure to support both living donors and cadaver’s liver transplantation. For example, organ technology that preserves the liver by ensuring that it is functional throughout the process.
  • Kidney Transplant: Some of the largest dialysis units in the world, and a sizeable and comprehensive renal transplant program that has performed both living and cadaveric transplants.
  • Bone Marrow Transplant: HEPA filters that provide air free of microorganisms within the bone marrow transplant unit. The unit is designed to provide maximum care and prevent infections.

Prevention

Prevention is always better than a cure.

Some liver diseases can be prevented. We recommend the following measures:

  1. Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking
  2. Adopt a good exercise routine
  3. Have your cholesterol level checked regularly
  4. Get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B
  5. Reduce exposure to toxins and chemicals
  6. Avoid skin contact and inhalation of chemicals
  7. Avoid excessive use of over the counter medication

Some kidney diseases can be prevented. We recommend the following measures:

  1. Quit smoking and drinking alcohol
  2. Check your weight
  3. Observe a healthy diet and avoid too much salt

Prevention of leukaemia:

1. There is no known way of preventing leukaemia, however, some types of leukaemia may be prevented by:

  • Avoiding smoking
  • Avoiding high doses of radiation
  • Avoiding certain types of chemotherapy

2. Checking your diet may help: eat foods rich in calcium (spinach, dried peas, etc), phosphorous (milk, oat meal, beef, etc), magnesium (legumes, green leafy vegetables, etc) and potassium (avocados, dried beans, etc).

How IMT Can Help?

We recommend that you see your local doctor for health checks-ups, keep yourself informed about the symptoms of cancer and see your doctor immediately if you think you have any symptoms.

We also recommend that you take preventive measures, such as eating healthily.

But maybe you find that you need more than your local doctor or hospital. Maybe you want to access a fully-equipped, internationally recognized hospital or clinic overseas which can provide comprehensive health check-ups, a full range of diagnostic testing and state-of-the-art treatments.

If you would like to find out more about transplant procedures at top hospitals in India, Dubai and Thailand, please contact us today.

We are here to help. By using IMT you will be assured of the following:

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You will get a free, dedicated client coordinator who will help coordinate with our partner hospitals to provide you, for free, with treatment plans and quotes to allow you to make an informed decision about which hospital and treatment is right for you.

All our partner hospitals are internationally accredited (JCI) and are the top hospitals in each country. We only work with market leading hospitals.

If you arrange things through us you will never pay more than if you were to contact the hospitals directly.

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No hidden fees, no obligations – receive a free, dedicated coordinator from IMT to help coordinate and book your international medical treatment.

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