Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hospitals, Secunderabad on Sunday claimed to have achieved a rare feat by successfully completing 1,000 kidney transplant surgeries.
The hospital achieved the milestone under the guidance of renowned nephrologist Sarbeswar Sahariah. KIMS claims to be the only hospital to complete 1,000 kidney transplant surgeries at single unit.
To mark the occasion, KIMS organised a one-day conference on the past, present, and future of transplant surgeries in India, under the aegis of the Institute of Renal Sciences. "We have best success rates and we have been doing both the living and deceased donor transplant programme for many years," said Bhaskar Rao, MD, KIMS Hospitals.
Sahariah said it will be their constant endeavour to further help people to have better access to quality and affordable transplantation. Sahariah is a Padma Shri awardee (2014) and Chief Transplant Urologist, Senior Consultant Kidney Transplantation, KIMS Hospitals, Secunderabad. He has so far performed more than 3,000 kidney transplant operations at various centres in the country.
He has performed nearly 200 cadaver kidney transplantations (kidneys removed from brain dead donors) at Hyderabad which is one of the largest series by a single surgeon in the country. Sahariah also performed end block renal transplantation from an 18-month-old cadaver donor considered to be the youngest in the country. He successfully transplanted two kidneys from a 78-year-old cadaver donor considered to be the eldest cadaver donor in the country.