Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket hosts ‘Max Transplant Surgicon 2018

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Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket hosts ‘Max Transplant Surgicon 2018

A conference dedicated to the surgical advancements in renal transplant.

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket’s department of Urology and Renal Transplantation will be hosting – MaxTransplant – Surgicon 2018,an academic conference on 8th and 9th December 2018. The conferenceis exclusively dedicated to the surgical advancements of that were made in the field of renal transplantation and will also focus on managingintra-operative complications by showcasing a live surgery on 9th December.

Leading doctors across be participating in this two-day conference. The program is designed to enable the sharing of knowledge and experience of the several eminent speakers, on the latest trends and treatment options for the management of diseases related to Kidney transplantation.New emerging modalities in renal transplant will be discussed amongst experts on following themes – transplant surgery in multiple vessels, organ distribution in deceased donor – legal issues, complication in cadaver transplant, understanding ABO incompatible renal transplant, role of newer immunosuppressants, operation in difficult access for AVF, etc.There will be live demonstration of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and Robotic kidney transplantation. Robotic kidney transplantaion is new emerging modality to decrease morbidity of open kidney transplantation. It is a boon for obese patients and young females.

Dr. Anant Kumar,Chairman – Urology,Renal Transplant, Robotics and Uro-Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, commented, “In the last few years, there have been many advances in renal replacement and organ support, namelyIn terms of innovation and technology, Robot-Assisted Renal Transplantation has become extremely useful as it results in quicker recovery, less pain and smaller scar with quicker healing.Unlike regular surgeries for kidney transplantation where the patient receives the kidney through a larger muscle cutting process, robotic surgery is conducted with only a small incision and involves no cutting of muscle. Blood loss during surgery and scope for human error are also minimized.We also remove donor kidney by laparoscopic methods so donor have mininmal discomfort and excellent cosmetic results.”

He further added, “Most people can have a second, or even a third transplant. However, the wait for a second transplant is usually longer. The success of a second transplant ison averageas good as for a first transplant. With Robot-Assisted Renal Transplantation, a second transplant surgery is comparatively easier to conduct.

Dr. Ruchir Maheshwari- senior transplant surgeon, Max Hospital says, “In India, there is a huge discrepancy between the demand and supply of organ donation.Every year, approximately 2 lakh new patients develop Chronic Kidney Failure, while only 5000 transplantation surgeries take place. The biggest reason is lack of awareness among people on the advanced treatment options available and the unavailability of donors. Usually people are sceptical about their own well-being when they are asked to donate one kidney. We need to understand that donating one kidney does not affect the physical abilities, quality of life or longevity of a person.”

 Robot- assisted surgeries are currently revolutionising the way surgeries are conducted across the globe. Such surgeries involve minimal blood loss, quick recovery, shorter hospital stay and a faster return to the normal life.

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