Kidney Transplant Surgery Options
Kidney transplant surgery , with the support of WorldMed Assist, is accessible at high caliber hospitals in the US and abroad. We generally choose medical facilities certified by JCAHO or the Joint Commission International (JCI) for partnerships. In addition, the international hospitals work in co-operation with medical facilities in the US, such as Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical, to achieve excellence in medical care. Our medically educated case managers are trained to facilitate your treatment with a personal approach appropriate for your specific circumstances.
WorldMed Assist can only facilitate live kidney transplants. This means that every recipient needs to find a suitable donor willing to donate part of their liver. In the countries that we work with, it is illegal to do transplants, including kidney transplants, on foreigners unless they bring a donor. We strictly adhere to these regulations and cannot make any exceptions.
Options for Kidney Transplant Surgery include:
- Kidney Transplant Surgery in the U.S.
- Kidney Transplant Surgery in Mexico
- Kidney Transplant Surgery in India
- Kidney Transplant Surgery in Costa Rica
We also provide information on costs:
Kidney transplant waiting times
Currently, more than 47,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant in the US. We are able to get patients from first contact to life saving surgery in a matter of a few weeks.
Kidney transplant costs
In addition to reducing waiting times, WorldMed Assist can also reduce the costs for kidney transplant dramatically. Whereas costs in the US are often in excess of $150,000, costs for kidney transplant in India will be around $20,000.
Kidney transplant preparation before you leave home
Before you leave the US, we need to get all of the pertinent records of the recipient. We can tell you exactly what those records are. Your records will allow our surgeons to medically qualify you. Next to the donor qualifying medically, the requirement of having a donor that is closely related to the recipient is the most important requirement. The medical requirements are that the donor is between 18 and 55 years old and that the blood group is suitable. Additional medical requirements will be discussed in person. Both recipient and donor will go through quite extensive testing prior to leaving home. WorldMed Assist will guide you through the needed tests quickly. In addition to the medical tests, there also are many legalities that need to be fulfilled that are beyond the requirements for other types of surgeries. Again, WorldMed Assist can quickly assist you in gathering the correct paperwork.
Kidney transplant preparation
After your arrival, you and your donor will go through further testing. You will both also receive special diets to strengthen you for surgery. The kidney surgery is of high risk and you will need your strength.
Kidney transplant surgery
The surgery itself is complex. Right after kidney surgery both donor and recipient will be in separate ICU’s. The recipient will spend a few days there. The donor is usually moved to a regular hospital room much quicker.
Kidney Transplant Recovery
The total length of stay is usually a few weeks, depending on the specific circumstances. WorldMed Assist will make all the arrangements for you.