Cost Difference :
|Much less as compared to the other European Countries
Laparoscopy donor nephrectomy is an advance form of laparoscopic
surgical procedure for Kidney donation from a living kidney donor. It is
totally different from the traditional open surgery for kidney donation.
Laparoscope, a special kind of camera used to transmit the real images of
the internal organs to a monitor which in turn enables the surgeons in the
surgical procedure is used in Laparascopic Donor Nephrectomy to remove a
kidney for donation.
Due to the requirement of only three to four non-muscle-cutting incisions,
Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy is considered as a minimally invasive
Criteria To Be A Donor
Laparoscopy Donor Nephrectomy cannot be performed on the people who are the
patient of obesity or have multiple surgeries on their abdomen or who has an
abnormal anatomy of the kidney.
Advantages Of Laparoscopy Donor Nephrectomy
As the laparoscopy donor nephrectomy requires only three to four
Procedure For The Laparascopy Donor Nephrectomy
- very little discomfort can be experienced by the donor patient.
- very short recovery time.
- very less post - operative pain.
- require to stay very less in the hospital(2 to 3 days).
- less scar marks after the surgery.
- quick return to daily eating habits and normal life.
In this surgical procedure, at first carbon dioxide is passed through one
of the incisions into the abdominal cavity with the help of a sterile tubing
to lift the abdominal wall away from the organs below. This helps in
creating more operating space to perform the surgery.
Near the upper left side of the abdomen, a small keyhole incision is made.
Now, the laparoscope, which is connected to a video camera, is placed
through this incision. Surgeons can viewed the images of the internal organs
on the video monitor which are transmitted through the laparoscope. These
video monitors are placed near the operating table.
Two to three small additional incisions are made on the abdominal cavity so
that the surgeon can easily access to the abdomen. These incisions never cut
any muscle. Surgical instruments are then inserted through the other
incisions. At the end from a 7cm non-muscle-cutting incision in the bikini
area, kidney is removed.
At last, the surgeon will enquire whether any area is bleeding or not and
empty the carbon dioxide gas from the abdominal cavity and close the small
incisions. Immediately after this surgery another surgical team transplant
the kidney on the recipients body.
After the surgery, incisions are covered with a small piece of tape called
as Steri-strips. After sometime the tape will gradually fall off. If the
strip still remains their than the doctor will take it off after two weeks.
Not to worry for the minor swellings that occur near the incisions. But it
is alarming if the patient suffers from consistent high fever of 100.5
degree Fahrenheit, excessive swelling, redness, bleeding or excess pain. It
is necessary to check up with the doctor after two weeks because the doctor
will assess the wound site and rate of recovery and can further prescribes
some guidelines on the basis of this.