Lucknow: In under three years, Medanta Hospital, Lucknow, has accomplished the milestone of completing 101 successful kidney transplant operations – the highest number of transplants by any private hospital in Central and Eastern Uttar Pradesh including living donor transplants and ABO incompatible, or blood type incompatible, kidney transplants. The Medanta Institute of Kidney and Urology was launched in 2020 under the guidance of Dr. Rakesh Kapoor (Director – Urology and Kidney Transplant, Kidney and Urology Institute) and Dr. RK Sharma (Director- Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Medicine, Kidney and Urology Institute).
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rakesh Kapoor said, “Medanta Institute of Kidney and Urology is a one-stop centre for those suffering from diseases of the urinary system, including the kidneys, the bladder and the prostate gland. As a major tertiary and quaternary care centre in Central and Eastern Uttar Pradesh, we continuously strive to provide our patients top-notch treatment for various kidney disorders, cancers, and benign urological diseases. Every month about 1,600 dialysis procedures are being done.” Talking about ways to prevent kidney failure, Dr.R.K Sharma said, “These days, the lifestyle of the people is deteriorating. India has the highest number of diabetes patients. Long-term diabetes leads to hypertension and obesity, which damages the kidneys.”