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JAMMU: Kidney Transplant as the ideal treatment for patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This was stated by Dr Mukut Minz, a renowned kidney transplant surgeon, who was recently conferred with Padma Shri in a press conference here on Friday.
Dr Mukut, who is the director, Kidney transplant surgery, Fortis Hospital in Mohali was flanked by Dr Sunil Kumar Consultant-Transplant Surgery.
Dr Minz, “Kidney failure has become a common phenomenon in the country. Changing lifestyle, poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle coupled with lack of physical activities have led to a spike in kidney diseases. While there are patients from almost every age-group, we come across maximum patients who fall in the age-group of 30 to 50 years.”
“Diabetes and high blood pressure are two diseases that can further lead to kidney failure,” he said and shared that ABO Incompatible Transplant, a new technique, which could be used for kidney transplant among different blood groups.
When asked as to what can be done to ensure that the maximum patient get benefit from kidney transplant as many people don’t show interest to donate their body organs in the country, Dr Minz, said, “There are countless superstitions and myths attached to organ donation in our culture. Spreading awareness about the disease and benefits of kidney transplantation among people is the only way out.”
Dr Minz, who performed around 3,500 kidney transplants in his more than 35 years, said “The life of a person undergoes a sea-change once he or she undergoes kidney transplant.”
“Patients on dialysis are prone to get multiple infections like hepatitis B and C and hence one should get a kidney transplant as early as possible,” he added.
Dr Sunil Kumar, who has been working with Prof Minz for 10 years, said that kidney transplant is a procedure where a healthy kidney is transplanted from one person, to the affected person’s body.
Speaking about the new ABO Incompatible technique, Dr Kumar said, “The major barrier to organ transplantation between genetically non-identical patients lay in the recipient and the immune system, which would treat a transplanted kidney as a non-self and reject it,”
“Fortis Hospital, Mohali, has been successfully carrying out ABO incompatible transplants since the last four years, thus giving new lease of life to many patients,” he added.
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