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Kidney transplant debut at AIIMS Bhubaneswar

According to a press release, a lot of patients have registered for transplantation at All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Subhashish Mohanty Bhubaneswar Published 21.09.22, 12:54 AM
AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar. File photo

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar has successfully conducted its first case of kidney transplantation. The recipient of the kidney was discharged on Monday.

“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 kidney donor underwent a laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and was discharged. The recipient has also been discharged,” said a press release issued by the AIIMS on Tuesday, adding that a lot of patients have registered for live-related kidney transplantation at AIIMS Bhubaneswar.


Executive director Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Biswas said that with increasing numbers of diabetes, hypertension and other kidney related diseases, there is a huge burden of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the society and a large unmet need for organ transplantation services in Eastern India.

“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 neighbouring states,” added Dr Biswas.

He further stressed that AIIMS Bhubaneswar is working towards developing liver and bone marrow transplantation services in the near future.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar president Prof (Dr) Subrat Acharya and medical superintendent Dr S.N. Mohanty congratulated the team for starting kidney transplantation in the national institute.

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. The anesthesia team headed by Prof Satyajeet Mishra and members — Dr Bhaskar Rao and Dr Saumya Sarkar. Transplant coordinator Niranjan Parmanik also got the recognition for his service.

In an example of inter-institutional collaboration, PGIMER (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) 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.

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