– Liver & Bone Marrow Transplantation services soon
Bhubaneswar, September 20: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneawar has successfully conducted its first case of Live-Related Kidney Transplantation, said an official release on Tuesday.
According to a AIIMS Bhubaneswar statement, the donor- recipient duo of father-son are doing fine, and the transplanted kidney is functioning well with a good urine output and normal blood creatinine levels.
The transplantation was done on August 30.
The kidney donor underwent a laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and was discharged on post-operative third day. The recipient has also been discharged, it said.
Congratulating the team behind the effort, AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Biswas said that the financial burden of transplantation services in private hospitals runs into tens of lakhs and starting affordable organ transplantation services in the form of kidney transplantation will bring a big relief to the common populace of Odisha and neighboring states, added Dr. Biswas.
Dr. Biswas further said that AIIMS Bhubaneswar is working towards developing Liver and Bone Marrow Transplantation services in the near future.
The Nephrology team was headed by Dr. Sandip Panda and the surgical team was headed by Head of Urology Dr. Prasant Nayak. Dr. Manoj Das, Dr. Swarnendu Mandal and Dr. Sambit Tripathy were also part of the team performing first Kidney transplantation at AIIMS Bhubaneswar. In an example of inter-Institutional collaboration, PGIMER Chandigarh had deputed Prof Deepesh Benjamin Kenwar from the Department of Renal Transplantation to mentor the starting of the kidney transplantation services at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, it stated.
The Anesthesia team headed by Prof. Satyajeet Mishra was comprised of Dr. Bhaskar Rao and Dr. Saumya Sarkar. The team was supported ably by the services of the Transplant Coordinator Niranjan Parmanik and the OT and the Transplant ICU staffs, it added.