Transplant surgeons have successfully conducted two kidney transplantations at the SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM) here amidst the pandemic keeping in view the need of the patients.
Both the patients were suffering from stage five chronic kidney disease (CKD) and needed to undergo hemodialysis thrice a week. The live donor transplant surgeries were undertaken observing all Covid-19 precautions.
Both the donors and recipients, who had been discharged from the hospital within ten days of the transplant, were recovering well post-surgery. The transplant team comprised Dr. Biswajit Nanda, Senior Urologist and Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Dr.
Tapas Kumar Behera and Dr. Biswaranjan Mohanty, Nephrologists, Dr. Surupa Deviprada and Dr. Dipankar Padhihari, Anesthesiologists as also nursing and kidney transplant coordinator.
SUMUM, the first hospital in Odisha to have a separate modular Operation Theatre for transplant surgery, aims to provide state-of-the-art transplant services along with comprehensive treatment using evidence based guidelines and international protocols at an affordable cost under one roof.
The transplant OT and ICU are located in close proximity making the transplant unit a complete and compact zone