Grande International Hospital holds successful laparoscopic kidney transplantation

Kathmandu, 21 Falgun

A medical team of Grande International Hospital (GIH) has conducted a successful kidney transplantation through a laparoscopic method.

"This minimally invasive procedure has a shorter recovery period and the complication rate is very low. In addition, the quality and function of the transplanted kidneys are excellent," said the lead of the team, Professor Dr. Premraj Gyawali, "But traditional also called open procedure was associated with significant pain and a substantial recuperation period for the donor."

"Eventhough donor kidney is removed through laparoscopic method, it has to be transplanted to receiver in traditional method," he added, "The whole transplant procedure will be short and lower will be the incidence of delayed graft function."

The team of Dr. Gyawali, Dr Pawan Chalise,  Dr. Anil Shrestha, Dr. Bhojraj Luitel, Dr. Surendra Bikram Adhikari, Staff nurse Manju Shahi, Sujata Ganesh and Roshni Dali conducted the operation where 35 years old women donated one of her kidneys to her 38 years old husband through laparoscopic method. The surgery team has been supported by anesthesia team constituting Dr. Archan Adhikari, Dr. Abhinash Gurung, Dr. Ashok Khadka and Dr. Sujata Niraula.

"GIH is proud for its achievement through the dynamic medical team. We have now joined a hospital's club doing such surgeries. This is our small contribution to Nepalese healthcare services, " said Dr. Chakra Raj Panday, Medical Director of the hospital said, "The surgery is a part of Laparoscopic and Anthroscopic surgeries that are very successfully done in Nepal."

The donor has already been discharged while the receiver's health condition is good and medical team will discharge him in few days.

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