Pancreas transplant

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Pancreas transplant for diabetes type 1

Pancreas transplant is a procedure assigned to patients with type 1 diabetes. After the surgery they return to normal life without insulin and sugar level monitoring.

International patients are recommended to receive a transplant in India, as it is one of the few countries worldwide where this procedure is permitted. Internationally accredited specialists perform pancreas transplant with up to 93% success rate. The pancreas transplant cost here is one of the lowest in the world.

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Global Hospital Chennai

India, Chennai
4.7

5 days for arrangement

Price of pancreas transplant

from $32000

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The patient underwent heart valve replacement

Very pleased with the service and the excellent work of the translator. Thank you for the coordinated work of the whole team.

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The patient underwent transplantology

A survey was conducted, during which the state of health at the time of the survey was assessed as good, there is no need for transplantation yet. Recommendations on home, outpatient treatment are given. It is recommended to undergo a second examination after 6 months to assess the dynamics of the state of health.

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The patient was treated of bladder cancer

The clinic, in the category "like - do not like", I can not evaluate. Meeting at the airport with an interpreter and transfer to the clinic - standard. Accommodation in the guest house, before the operation, leaves much to be desired. But, who is familiar with India, I do not think for special comfort and does not count, otherwise - to Germany. Immediately the next morning, without delay and delay, a primary appointment with doctors and diagnosis. Prices for a visit from doctors, examinations and tests are very reasonable, commensurate with Moscow or, even lower. Communication with doctors through an interpreter is somewhat difficult, but quite informative and understandable. Knowledge of English will remove all embarrassment, but in general - not critical. The attitude of doctors to the examination and refinement of the diagnosis is "meticulous". After five days - a summary and proposal for a treatment program. Hospitalization, surgery, 3 days in the intensive care unit and postoperative placement in a two-bed room (together with an attendant) for 12 days. And an extract. The level of training, skill and attitude of doctors, from my "ambitious" point of view of the accompanying person, is beyond praise !!! About the surgeon who performed the operation - DR. MURUGANANDHAM K, I want to say that he has "golden hands and heart" !!! The attitude of the average medical personnel, despite the language difficulties, is very friendly. In the intensive care unit was invited immediately after the operation and "woke up" the patient with me. Opening his eyes and seeing his native face after anesthesia - a person "comes alive"! Postoperative treatment and care in the ward are very worthy. Having repeated his own experience in hospitalization, I can not even compare. The account is not in our favor. In fact, treatment in the clinic saved life! This is especially evident now, a year after the treatment. A year ago, options were considered: Germany, Israel and India. In terms of price-quality ratio and recall of acquaintances have chosen treatment in India. And they were not mistaken. The clinic was selected by specialists of the site en.bookimed.com. They also provided a correlation and communication with the clinic. Huge thanks to them !!!

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The patient was treated of pterygium

Yes. The services were very good. Personal well motivated to work and ready to help.
Cleaness as I observed

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The patient underwent liver transplant

The equipment is good, modern. Doctors and attendants are attentive and highly qualified. I passed a survey course and a number of specialist consultations. At the time when I was there, I was advised not to rush into the operation, as the state of health is at the stage of improvement. If they were interested in pumping money from me, then they would recommend urgently to do it, which indicates their objectivity. The only problem with finding there was an unusual food for me. But this is someone who, like someone who loves spicy, peppery and a lot of seasonings.

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Pancreas transplant: indications and contraindications

A person diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can get a pancreas transplant in the future if s/he want to improve quality of living. People with diabetes forced to maintain a diet, constantly evaluate blood sugar levels and are dependent on insulin injections. Patients older than 40 years have higher risks of developing secondary complications related to diabetes:

  • blindness;
  • amputations;
  • kidney failure.

In case of condition worsening the only opportunity for a patient to retain their normal state is to receive the pancreas from a donor. That will return a recipient to normal life within weeks.

There are also contraindications to surgery:

  • Age over 55. Most hospitals don’t operate people older than 55 years due to high risk of post-operational complications;
  • Slow response. Diabetes is a fast-advancing disease, and if you consider pancreas transplant, address the issue as soon as possible;
  • Non-compliance history. Patient must comply with potential risks the operation is bearing;
  • Presence of 1 or more end-organ complications related to diabetes (kidney failure, heart malfunction, etc.) defines the eligibility for transplantation.

How to get a pancreas transplant?

In most countries, partial pancreas transplant living donor is either impossible or extremely complicated due to legal reasons. The common practice is that a patient receives organs from a cadaveric donor. Those are people who experienced heavy cranial or related trauma due to an accident and cannot survive. Only if brain function is lost completely and irreversible, the cause of death is certain and relatives of the donor have agreed on transplantation, the operation may commence.

Prior to the procedure, a variety of tests are carried out to ensure donor/recipient compatibility. Pancreas transplant in India is legally allowed and performed in accordance with all international protocols. For instance, Indian hospitals have JCI (Joint Commission International) and ISO (international quality standard) accreditations. These accreditations ensure high safety and quality of provided medical services.

Donor requirements are:

  • Age. They must be less than 45 years old;
  • Weight. A donor must weight more than 30 kg;
  • Have no history of diabetes;
  • Obesity is also considered a contraindication.

Preoperative preparation

If a patient is planning to receive pancreas transplant it is required to stay in the country where the operation will be performed until a suitable donor is found. Hospitals won’t put a patient on the waiting list otherwise. Organs can be stored for up to 30 hours in special solution, but each passing hour decreases success rate of the operation.

Before the transplantation commences a patient must:

  • Undergo full medical exam to assess their condition, including blood tests;
  • Start dieting according to doctor recommendations.

Patients who receive pancreas replacement fall under one of 2 categories: those whose kidney is damaged by diabetes to the extent that it needs to be replaced, and those who only need a pancreas transplantation.

Types of pancreas transplant operation

Depending on patient’s physical condition an operation will be performed according to one of 4 scenarios:

  1. Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPK). In most cases, diabetes causes malfunction and degenerative processes in patient’s kidneys. Some patients who suffer from diabetes are already on dialysis (external blood filtration). SPK increases the long-term survival rate of patients and allows them to go off the dialyis;
  2. Pancreas after a kidney transplant (PAK). This procedure puts a patient under more stress since s/he has to undergo two surgical invasions. For PAK operations organs can be used from two different donors. PAK operations bear less surgical complications;
  3. Pancreas transplant alone (PTA). In some cases when there is no malfunction in kidneys, only pancreas is transplanted;
  4. Kidney after pancreas (KAP) transplant. In some cases, physicians may find it viable to carry out transplantations in this order. For example, when kidneys malfunction became apparent after the pancreas transplantation.

Pancreas transplant surgery

The operation itself is extremely complex and can take up to 6 hours. A team of professional surgeons performs an operation under general anesthesia. During the operation, patient’s own kidneys and pancreas are not removed, instead, new organs are transplanted into abdominal area.

Only the best among accredited surgeons are allowed to participate in the operation. They are prepared to treat possible complications and any unsuspected developments. This is why the operation success rate is high, as doctors are prepared to react to every situation and outcome.

Still, there are some risks to the procedure, that include:

  • Immune system rejecting transplanted organs and trying to get rid of them. Strict donor assigning protocols reduce the chances of this complication;
  • The appearance of blood clots in the vascular system of newly transplanted organs. This risk is determined by overall health state of both the donor and the recipient;
  • A temporary inflammatory reaction of the pancreas. May be caused by a vast range of factors, is usually quickly healed in intensive care unit as a part of post-operational routines.

New transplants usually start working within several hours after the operation. The pancreas normalizes blood insulin level and a patient won’t require injections anymore. Immediately after the surgery, a patient is placed into intensive care unit to stabilize their condition and give a good start for rehabilitation period.

Postoperative period

After the patient’s condition has stabilized, s/he stays in a hospital for an average of 2 weeks to make sure their condition remains stable. During that time a patient who underwent the transplantation starts taking immunosuppressants. It is a special medicine that prevents recipient's immune system from “attacking” foreign organs. This is the only option to prevent transplant rejection, medicine intake is mandatory and cannot be skipped. Patients are also required to undergo regular medical exams to monitor their state and the state of their new organs. That ensures their safety and well-being. Recipient stays in the hospital for 1-2 months depending on their condition.

Rehabilitation includes standard routines associated with the post-operative period. A recipient will spend first few weeks in hospital. After that, additional rehabilitation measures may be required, such as low stress environment and minimal physical activity. Due to anti-rejection treatment, patient’s immune system is weakened. That bears higher infection and illness risks, may cause bone thinning, high blood pressure and other side-effects.

The outlook for patients is rather positive, as survival rates in patients that underwent SPK are:

  • up to 93% within the first year;
  • up to 88% within first three years;
  • up to 85% within ten years after the surgery.

How much does a pancreas transplant cost?

How much is pancreas transplant is the main question among patients. The Pancreas transplant cost depends on patient’s condition, type of operation that needs to be done, donor availability, urgency, and many other factors determined by doctors. The price for pancreas transplant in Germany, Israel and the USA is 2-4 times higher than in India.

Pancreas replacement cost also depends on:

  • Qualification of a doctor performing the surgery;
  • Conditions and duration of stay in hospital ward;
  • Medications used during postoperative period to treat complications and speed up rehabilitation processes.

Frequently asked questions

  • Is type 2 diabetes curable by this procedure?
  • In some cases physicians may find it viable to use pancreas transplant to treat type 2 diabetes, you should contact your doctor for more details.

    Note that pancreatic cancer is not treated by transplantation.

  • What are the benefits of the transplantation?
  • The procedure will boost your endurance and allow you to lead a life not dependent on insulin and blood dialysis. You will not be required to follow a strict diet and the risks of developing morbid diabetes-related organ complications will be gone.

  • In what way can I ensure the success of rehabilitation?
  • The general advice is to strictly follow your doctor’s orders. Take your immunosuppressant medicine according to the schedule, visit physicians for appointed examinations, do blood tests. Always stay conscious of your health state and notify your health service providers about any abnormalities you notice.

  • How to undergo pancreas transplant faster?
  • Submit a request on Bookimed site and our Doctor-Coordinator will contact you. We work with the best medical facilities and will help organizing the procedure in the shortest terms.

you process all medical documentation and coordinate your trip abroad.

How much does Pancreas transplant cost ?

Doctors calculate the cost of the Pancreas transplant individually for each patient. The price may depend on the hospital's reputation and doctor's experience. You may get the final Pancreas transplant cost only after the consultation with a doctor.

1 clinics are represented in the ranking. According to their data, the approximate Pancreas transplant cost is:

  • The average cost is $32,000.

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