Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a kidney from a live or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly.
Our kidneys remove excess fluid and waste from your blood. Kidney failure or end-stage kidney disease involves kidneys losing their filtering ability and dangerous levels of fluid and waste accumulating in your body. A kidney transplant is often the best treatment for kidney failure.
Why Kidney Transplant?
Causes of kidney failure disease include:
- Chronic, uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Chronic glomerulonephritis
- Polycystic kidney disease
At the end-stage of kidney disease, kidneys can’t filter your blood adequately, and patient becomes a candidate for a kidney transplant.
Kidney Transplant Rules in Turkey
There are two rules to get kidney transplant in Turkey:
- Donor must be at least your 4th dergree relative
- If your wife/husband will be donor, marriage must be continued for 5 years
Kidney transplantation operation in Turkish hospitals involve 1 week to 10 days hospital stay. It is a major surgery to have a kidney implanted. This is done under general anaesthesia and will usually take about three hours. Patients have to take many tablets, including immunosuppression tablets, and have to attend the out patient department for regular check ups following their discharge.
Kidney Transplant Surgery Costs in Turkey
It depends on the surgeon and the hospital in Turkey. Estimated costs for kidney transplant in Turkey vary between 25000-32000$