Transplant Services

The Transplant Services Unit at KEM Hospital, Pune has been offering hope to organ recipients and their families since 1991.

Renal Transplant Programme

The Renal Unit began performing transplants from living related donors in 1991 and along with the Ruby Hall Clinic, jointly performed the first deceased donor transplant in Pune in 1997. The team of Nephrologists, Urologists, general Surgeons and Vascular Surgeons perform all possible renal transplants including those on highly sensitized recipients and across ABO blood group transplants. KEM Hospital, Pune is also recognised for pancreatic and kidney-pancreas transplants, which may be of special benefit to diabetic patients who form a large majority of patients with chronic kidney disease. The hospital has participated in organ sharing with other units since 1997 and have been a part of the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committees program since its inception in 2004. Currently our longest surviving patient has completed 29 years since receiving a renal allograft.

Liver Transplant Programme

The Liver Transplant Programme is dedicated to curing end-stage liver disease through liver transplants. Our level of experience allows us to accept high-risk transplant candidates who might be turned down at other centres, because of certain pre-existing comorbidities. Our program also specializes in the use of extended-criteria deceased donors, offering transplant candidates liver grafts that might otherwise not be available.

Transplants are performed for all indications stemming from both common and uncommon liver disorders. Some of the most common liver disorders include:

  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Liver cancer
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Polycystic liver disease
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Fulminant liver disease

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