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Pancreas Transplant cost in India starts from US $ 25,000 and varies depending on your medical condition and history, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect Pancreas Replacement Cost in India:
An important expense when it comes to your Pancreas Transplant in India is going to be your Surgeon’s fees. IndiCure recommends only experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be completely assured of being in safe and experienced hands when you choose pancreas transplant in India with IndiCure.
Type of Surgical Approach
With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.
Having your Pancreas Transplant in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the initial quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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How It Works
What is Pancreas Transplant ?
The pancreas is a tiny organ found near the stomach, intestines, and other organs in the abdomen. It’s about the size of a palm. It is behind the stomach and in front of the spine. The pancreas produces digestive juices as well as hormones such as insulin and glucagon, which help the body keep blood sugar levels in check and use and store food energy.
A pancreas transplant is an organ transplant in which a healthy (insulin-producing) pancreas is placed into someone whose pancreas is no longer producing adequate insulin. The healthy pancreas comes from a deceased donor or a partial pancreas from a living donor.
A pancreas transplant may be used to treat type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes. A successful pancreas transplant will eliminate the requirement for insulin shots, as well as diabetes-related dietary and exercise restrictions, as well as the danger of severe low blood sugar reactions. A pancreas transplant can also help manage damage to other organs caused by type 1 diabetes, such as the kidneys, or eyes.
There are three main types of pancreas transplantation:
Pancreas Transplant Alone- For patients with type 1 diabetes who have severe, frequent hypoglycemia but good kidney function, pancreas transplant alone is a good option.
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPK)- When the pancreas and kidney are transplanted from the same deceased donor at the same time, this is known as a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPK). End-stage renal disease (ESRD) or end-stage kidney disease, which may require a kidney transplant, is one of the most devastating complications of type 1 diabetes. You must take antirejection medication for the kidney and continue to take insulin if you have a kidney transplant without a pancreas transplant. Diabetes has the potential to harm the new kidney as well as other organs. Successful combined kidney-pancreas transplants reduce diabetes deterioration and eliminate the requirement for insulin therapy in newly transplanted kidneys. A patient’s replacement kidney and pancreas would come from the same donor in the best-case scenario.
Pancreas-after-kidney transplant (PAK)- When a cadaveric, or deceased, donor pancreatic transplant is performed after a previous, and different, living or deceased donor kidney transplant, it is known as pancreas-after-kidney transplant (PAK).
When is Pancreas Transplant required?
A pancreas transplant may be considered a possible treatment option if one or more of the following apply.
- Standard treatment for type 1 diabetes isn’t working.
- Severe insulin reactions are common.
- Blood sugar management is really bad.
- Hypoglycemia Unconsciousness (see above)
- Kidney impairment that is severe
How is Pancreas Transplant done?
Evaluation and matching procedure:
Finding a donor can be difficult at times. The pancreas is frequently removed from someone who has been certified brain dead but is still on life support. The donor must meet certain transplant requirements, such as being healthy and of a certain age. The donor’s organ must also be immunologically compatible with the recipient’s body. To lower the chance of organ rejection, this is critical.
The pancreas can also be obtained from a living donor if a matching blood relative is willing to donate part of their pancreas. In these circumstances, donors donate a portion of their pancreas rather than the entire organ.
Both the patient and the donor are evaluated and put through a battery of tests prior to the transplant surgery to determine that the donor is healthy enough to survive the procedure. The exam comprises blood tests as well as compatibility matching. EKG, Echo, Chest X-ray, Abdominal CT scan, CT Cholangiogram, physical assessment by a physician, hepatologist, and psychiatric exams are among the additional tests and investigations.
Pancreas transplant surgery with living donor:
Depending on whether you are getting a pancreatic transplant alone or a kidney and pancreas transplant at the same time, pancreas transplant surgery normally takes three to six hours.
The donor’s pancreas is first surgically removed-a part of the body and tail of the pancreas is removed.
The first step is to make an incision down the center of your abdomen. The new pancreas and a little section of the donor’s small intestine are surgically implanted into your lower belly.
Your small intestine or gall bladder are joined to the donor intestine, and the donor pancreas is connected to blood arteries that also feed blood to your legs. To help digestion, your own pancreas is left in place.
If you’re also getting a kidney transplant, the new kidney’s blood vessels will be connected to blood vessels in your lower belly. The ureter — the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder — of the new kidney will be linked to your bladder.
What is the Recovery after Pancreas Transplant like?
The recovery process following a pancreas transplant is a long and gradual one that tries to gradually improve the patient’s health and fitness. Resuming normal daily activities could take up to three months.
You’ll need to travel to India approximately 2-3 weeks before the surgery for pre-operative testing and paperwork, and you’ll need to stay for around 6-8 weeks afterward. As a result, you’ll need about 12-14 weeks to fully recuperate from pancreatic transplant surgery in India.
Your replacement pancreas should begin working right away, and your old pancreatic will continue to operate normally.
If you receive a new kidney, it will produce urine in the same way that your healthy kidneys did. This usually begins right away. However, it may take several weeks to return to normal pee production in certain circumstances.
Close monitoring is required for three to four weeks after you leave the hospital. Following your pancreas transplant, you’ll need to take a number of medications. Immunosuppressants are medications that prevent your immune system from attacking your replacement pancreas.
What Results Can I Expect from Pancreas Transplant ?
After a successful pancreas transplant, your new pancreas will make the insulin your body needs, so you’ll no longer need insulin therapy to treat type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes cure rate is 80% at 10-years and the chances of a diabetic being alive at 25 years after a simultaneous kidney pancreas transplant is 70% versus 27% if the diabetic went in for a kidney transplant alone.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Pancreas Transplant in India.
- Is it time for a pancreas transplant?
- Is the surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
- How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
Best Transplant Surgeons in India
Dr. (Prof) Mohammed Rela
Prof. Mohamed Rela is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished surgeons. Over 400 scientific publications and papers on Bone Marrow transplantation, difficult hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery, and other topics have been published by him. Over 4000 Bone Marrow transplant procedures have been performed by him. In December 1997, he led a team that successfully transplanted a five-day-old girl’s Bone Marrow, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000. She is presently a law student in her early twenties.
Dr A S Soin
Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin is the Chairman of the Institute of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at Medanta-The Medicity in India, as well as the Chief Hepatobiliary and Bone Marrow Transplant Surgeon. A surgeon and pioneer in the field of Bone Marrow transplantation, he is credited with pioneering the procedure in India. Dr. Soin is also the director of the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital’s Bone Marrow Transplant Institute in Mumbai. Dr. Soin has conducted more than 3500 living donor Bone Marrow transplants in India, making him the country’s and world’s leading surgeon.
Dr. (Prof) Sundeep Guleria
Dr. Sandeep Guleria is a highly experienced transplant surgeon with 33 years of experience. He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, as well as a Bone Marrow transplant specialist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in New Delhi. Vascular access surgery, dialysis, peritoneal dialysis surgery, percutaneous renal biopsies, and renal transplant surgery are among his special interests.
Best Transplant Hospitals in India
Fortis Memorial Research Institute
Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), the flagship hospital of Fortis Healthcare, is a multi-specialty, quaternary care hospital and is counted among the best hospitals in India and the world. The hospital is considered as “Mecca of Healthcare” and a referral hospital, not only in the entire Asia Pacific but much beyond.
The hospital boasts of an enviable International faculty- the clinicians considered to be among the best doctors in the world and even specialty nurses offer nothing but the best in clinical care. The hospital has the most modern, state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology in the hands of the most technically sound technicians, who offer clinical excellence beyond comparison.
Medanta THE Medicity
The Medicity is one of India’s largest multi super-specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, National Capital Region (NCR-DELHI). Founded by one of the most renowned cardiac surgeons in India, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta was established with the aim to provide the highest standards of medical care to patients backed by clinical research.
Spread across 43 acres, the institute includes a research center, medical and nursing school. It has 1250 beds and over 350 critical care beds with 37 operation theatres catering to over 20 specialties. Backed by the latest and most advanced technology, the institute is counted among the best medical institution in the world and attracts lots of patients from across the globe.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Type 1 diabetes is the most common reason for pancreatic transplants. This disorder could be cured with a pancreatic transplant. However, because the adverse effects of a pancreas transplant can be severe, it is usually reserved for patients with substantial diabetic issues.
Pancreas transplants are safe and effective, with patient survival rates of >95 percent after one year and >88 percent after five years, and graft survival rates of nearly 85 percent after one year and >60 percent after five years. A pancreatic graft’s half-life is now predicted to be 7-14 years.
After a pancreas transplant, most people live for years, if not decades. Almost everyone will live for at least a year following, and about nine out of ten will live for at least five years.
Diabetes can be cured with a pancreas transplant, which eliminates the need for insulin shots. Most persons with type 1 diabetes do not undergo a pancreas transplant right after they are diagnosed because of the dangers associated with surgery.
A person without a pancreas cannot survive without artificial insulin injections and digestive enzymes. According to a 2016 research, roughly three-quarters of persons without cancer who had their pancreas removed lived for at least seven years.
Although a living donor can donate a pancreatic segment, most pancreas transplants need the donation of the entire organ from a deceased donor. The donor pancreas must be transplanted into the recipient within 12 to 15 hours of being removed, conserved, and packed for shipment.
Weight loss, diarrhea, stomach discomfort, or bloating may result from removing all or part of the pancreas, which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, tummy discomfort, or bloating. Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy can help with digesting issues (PERT).