Multi Organ Transplant Treatment

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The procedure where the organ is taken from another living being in order to replace the diseased organ by the healthy organ that functions properly. The transplanted organs are those organs that cannot be treated with the help of any medical drugs or with any kind of surgeries. The different organs that can be transplanted are kidneys, intestine, lungs, pancreas, heart and liver. The different tissue that can be both transplanted and donated are bone marrow, skin, heart, middle ear, tendons and the valves.

Organ Matching Process

  • First step is to donate an organ
  • Then the UNOS lists the potential recipients
  • The third step is to notify the transplant center about an available organ
  • Then the transplant team processes the organ for the recipient
  • The organ is either accepted or declined
  • Organ Donors

    Both living and brain dead can be organ donors. The person who received an injury either pathological or traumatic to that specific part of the brain that controls the process of breathing and heartbeat, the person is declared as brain dead. The brain dead person is suitable for organ donation.

    The Kidneys are pear shaped digestive organs located in the upper abdomen which play a key role in bodily functions. Their main functions are blood filtering and getting rid of bodily waste thereby balancing the electrolyte levels in the body. The kidneys are also vital for controlling blood pressure and stimulating the production of red blood cells. The kidneys are located in the abdomen, one on each side of the spine. Kidneys get their blood supply through the renal arteries directly from the aorta and send blood back to the heart via the renal veins to the vena cava.

    It is common knowledge that the liver is the largest internal organ weighing about 3 pounds and acts as a storage house by removing toxic byproducts of certain medications. Liver Transplant is an operation that replaces a diseased liver with a healthy liver or a segment of a liver from another person called the donor. The most common technique is Orthotopic Transplantation in which the liver is removed and is replaced by the donor organ in the same anatomic location as the original liver. Liver failure can occur suddenly or as a result of complications from certain medications. Liver transplants are the most accepted treatment for end stage liver disease and acute liver failure. After a transplant, the patient will be free from the disease and lead a fairly normal life.

    Advantages of Liver Transplant

  • Provides a chance for a longer active life.
  • If the transplant is performed before the recipients’s health deteriotes then they are able to tolerate the surgery and recovers more quickly.
  • The recovery can sometimes become difficult but the anti - rejection makes the process easy.
  • The donors will discharge in a week and recipients in 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Cost of Liver Transplant

    It is not without a reason that India is highly preferred as a medical tourism destination. The low treatment cost for Liver Transplant allows people from lesser developed countries to avail and ensure the best medical care. Compared to the West, surgical and consultation fees are really less. We still advocate a thorough research through the Mediconnect India website, before finalizing a particular healthcare center.

    Cornea transplant (corneal grafting) is the process by which a diseased cornea of the patient is replaced by the donated cornea graft or tissue. The surgery can be done in total with penetrating keratoplasty and also in part with lamellar keratoplasty. In this procedure, a clear healthy corneal is placed by removing the diseased opaque cornea in order to restore the lost sight by permitting the light rays to enter with the help of the clear transplanted cornea.

    Procedure for Corneal Transplant

    The surgical process of cornea transplant does not require any hospitalization and is performed under general anesthesia. The tissue is examined thoroughly before donor corneas are used for transplant. To control the continuous blinking and eye movement, an injection is released into the eyes of the patient. Many times a surgeon also uses eye drops to numb the eye.

    The surgeon then examines the concerned area to understand the requirement of the size of the donor tissue. The surgeon first removes a similar shaped button part of the tissue from the patient’s affected cornea and then places a similar shaped button from the donor tissue. This button is then sutured into a proper place. At the end, the surgeon will cover the patient’s eye with a plastic shield to protect it from being rubbed.