Pune, 20th September 2021: Jehangir Hospital, Pune’s legacy hospital has achieved a milestone having successfully conducted its 500th Kidney Transplant. Jehangir Hospital conducted its first transplant in January 1998. Over the years number of transplants has increased drastically due to the advancement in technology, drugs, and increased level of awareness among the patients.
“The multidisciplinary team of Physicians, Surgeons, Transplant coordinators, Dieticians, Pharmacists, Social workers and Nurse’s work in close collaboration to make this possible. Jehangir Hospital has had many feathers to its cap. The hospital was associated with the first Swap transplant in the city in 2008. It has also to its credit the first ABO (Blood Group System) swap incompatible transplant which was held in 2018. It has also been doing ABO-incompatible transplants with equally and more good results over the last 5 years. The hospital is known for being active in the Cadaver donation programme. Improvement in immunology testing methods, help us to choose our patient well which also improve the graph of long-term survival. Good results have been the key to the success of the entire programme. We have had more than 90% survival of the kidney and the patient in last few years,” said Dr Sriniwas Ambike Senior Nephrologist responsible for this programme.
Announcing the milestone, Vinod Sawantwadkar, CEO of Jehangir Hospital said, “This is not a milestone that can be counted just in numbers. 500 kidney transplants mean that 500 patients with end-stage kidney disease have received a second lease of life at Jehangir Hospital. This in turn would not have been possible without the donors and their families who took this noble step. We are proud to have achieved this milestone which is a testament to the caliber of advanced medical care available at our hospital with our team of outstanding Transplant specialists providing the highest quality care and outcomes. Our team of nationally recognized Transplant specialists has done outstanding work to provide the highest quality care and outcomes for patients in need of Kidney Transplantation. It is an appeal to everyone to spread awareness about organ donation and come forward with this noble gesture. Your one small gesture can save someone’s life.”
“500 Renal Transplants in a single hospital is a very good achievement. There are several factors responsible for this. A reputed hospital with clean ethical practice, dedicated Nephrologists who are convinced that transplants give a much better quality of life to the patient, committed Anesthetists who have gained great experience dealing with renal failure patients and a highly skilled surgical team. I have been associated with this programme right from its inception and have enjoyed the privilege of leading the surgical team. Everybody in the team is focused on what they do and have honed their skills doing the same procedures repeatedly. The team has gained in-depth experience to deal with any kind of situation that arises. It took us 10 years to cross the first 100 transplants, and in the last 12 years, we conducted 400. We are very proud to be members of Jehangir Transplant Team,” said Dr Deepak Kirperkar, Senior Urologist and Transplant Surgeon
“Kidney Transplants have come a long way in our country and Pune is not behind. We are proud to complete 500 transplants in a renowned institute like Jehangir Hospital which is a tertiary care referral centre for decades. I have been associated with the Transplant programme almost since the beginning as a Vascular Surgeon and have delivered successful results transplant after transplant. With excellent and world comparable results, I am sure our team will keep on crossing milestones. This is possible due to the expertise in Nephrology, Transplant Medicine, Urology, and Vascular Surgery to tackle and any challenging transplants,” said Dr Dhanesh Kamerkar, Senior Vascular Surgeon
“Transplant is a boon and life-changing for patients on Haemodialysis. At Center like ours so much experience and comprehensive care under one belt, results are the best added Dr Sunil Jhavale, Nephrologist
Among the pioneers in kidney transplants in Pune, a multidisciplinary team works in close collaboration with the Network for Organ Sharing and the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) to help patients with the end-stage renal disease through Kidney Transplants enabling them to lead normal lives. We are amongst the very few hospitals doing ABO-incompatible transplants.
The organ transplant programme is backed by state-of-the-art facilities such as dedicated Intensive Care Units, sophisticated Diagnostic and Radiology facilities and advanced Operating Theatres with tools required for safe surgery.
Some of our Unique Transplants that took place at Jehangir Hospital:
1) Where Mother-in-law was the donor, and the daughter-in-law was the receiver. It took place in 2009
2) 70-year-old grandmother was the donor to her grandchild
3) Girl gets a donor in her adopted mother