Pune’s Sassoon hospital performs second successful live kidney transplant
Sassoon General Hospital has performed the second live kidney transplant recently after a 40-year-old mother donated her kidney to give a new lease of life to her 22- year-old son.
Doctors from the Sassoon hospital said that the boy suffered from a birth defect called ectopic kidney in which the kidney is located in an abnormal position. This can create urine blockage, infection, or urinary stones, they said. The first live kidney transplant was conducted by the hospital in April 4, 2018.
NEW LEASE OF LIFE
The family hails from a small village in Nanded district, Maharashtra.The boy has been suffering from kidney disorders for the last seven years. He was initially diagnosed with failed kidneys during a health camp near his village.
“The surgery has given the boy a new lease of life,” said Dr Ajay Chandanwale, dean of BJ General Medical College (BJGMC), attached to Sassoon General Hospital.
Giving details about the case, doctors said that the boy had the problem of ectopic kidney while his other kidney was also nonfunctional.
“Due to this, the boy had already undergone dialysis session thrice after which they opted for the transplant,” said the doctors.
According to doctors, this was the fifth kidney transplant performed at the Sassoon General Hospital, and the second successful live kidney transplant.
The team which conducted the successful surgery includes Dr Suresh Patankar, Dr Abhay Sadare, Dr Niranjan Ambekar, Dr Sachin Bhujbal, Dr Amit Bhangale, Dr Harish Tatiya, Anesthesiast Dr Maya Jamkar, Dr Yogesh Gawali and others.