First ever Robotic-assisted surgery for a kidney transplant was recently conducted in a city hospital in Bengaluru.
"It is a fairly new concept and has earlier been performed at only Delhi and Ahmedabad. It cuts down complications that happen with the procedure and the hospital stay is also reduced drastically," said Dr Deepak Dubey, Consultant Urology and Renal Transplant, Manipal Hospitals on Wednesday.
Dr Deepak Dubey told reporters that Sarojit Adak (35), was on dialysis for the past four years and his condition was deteriorating. He had lost weight and his health had deteriorated. Surojit told reporters, "I was suggested this surgery by the doctors and felt that since I was going to be the first one to be operated upon using this technique, I was a little anxious. However, I was assured about the accuracy rate of this surgery and decided to go ahead with it." His mother-in-law was the donor.
Explaining in detail about the surgery Dr Deepak said, "A small cut was made around the umbilicus and kidney was inserted into the recipient's body. The blood vessels of the kidney were sutured to the blood vessels of the recipient using the robot. Robotic instruments have 360-degree rotation compared to the human wrist, which has an only 270-degree rotation."
What is Kidney transplant?
A Kidney transplant or renal transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a person living or deceased into a person whose kidney no longer works.
When is Kidney transplant needed?
A kidney transplant is needed to be performed on the person whose 90% of Kidney fails to perform its function (purifying blood by removing toxins, waste).
Type of Kidney transplant
There are two kidneys in the body and a person needs only one to survive. Kidney transplant is of two main types – living donation and deceased donation.