Renal Transplant Centre
transplant surgery centre at PGI is one of the pioneers in transplantation
in India. The first renal transplant was performed here in June1973. It is
currently one of the largest centre providing composite facilities for renal
transplantation in India.
department is extremely popular as it performs renal transplants at minimal
charges and receives patients from not only surrounding states but also from
far off places like North East states, Orissa, Bihar, Jharknad, UP, Nepal
etc. The total cost of a standard transplant procedure is around INR
70,000/- including the cost of medicines and 2 weeks of hospital stay for
the donor and recipient.
department has a six bedded ICU which was upgraded to twelve beds recently
and has a separate Operation theatre complex dedicated to transplant and
related surgery and has state of the art equipments for managing patients in
the intraop and postop period.
department has experience of performing more than 1500 living as well as
cadaver donor renal transplants so far and has performed renal transplants
in a number of complex situations. In addition to this, it is also involved
in various vascular access procedures for Haemodialysis and has been
performing major vascular surgery procedures.
transplantation is also being performed at the centre depending upon the
availability of cadaver organs and it also maintains a list of patients who
need these organs. The survival of these patients after transplantation at
the centre is among the best in India.
department introduced advanced laparoscopic methods for retrieval of donor
kidneys in 2004 and is currently performing laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
in all donors.
(Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in progress)
department is actively involved in research and has a number of publications
in national and international journals. Currently areas of research
Role of anti-HLA
antibodies in renal transplantation
C4d deposition in
protocol biopsies in renal transplantation
Expression of cytokines
in renal transplant rejection
HCV virus dynamics and
immune response in post renal transplant recipients
Developing a protocol
for steroid free immunosuppression in living renal transplantation
also in the process of procuring flow cytometer, PCR
for patient care/research in basic sciences related to transplantation.