Medical Advantage Barcelona is proud to be associated with some of the world’s leading transplant surgeons in the clinic that has helped to set a global benchmark for excellence in private health care and for the study and treatment of highly complex pathologies and conditions. Dedicated to the development and improvement of minimally invasive surgery, the clinic is a world pioneer in the application of laparoscopic and NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopy Surgery) techniques.
Due to the application of laparoscopic techniques in living donor transplant surgery, Spain has experienced a rise in the number of living donor transplants performed. As the donor is no longer required to undergo traditional open surgery for complete/partial organ removal, scarring is kept to an absolute minimum and recuperation time is greatly reduced. Doctors believe that a less invasive approach to donor surgery will encourage more live donors to participate in transplant programs.
Dr. Antonio Alcaraz, chief of Urology and his team are responsible for the Living Donor Kidney Transplant Programme. The Urology department is known throughout the world for their professional excellence and training in minimally invasive and scarring techniques applied in the field of urology. The clinic has enjoyed great success in advancing renal treatments and transplants and continues to be a centre of global reference.
Benefits of living donor kidney transplantation
Recipients are provided with a timely alternative to the transplant waiting list. Surgery can be scheduled ahead of time allowing recipients and donors to plan their absence from home and work.
As transplant wait time is eliminated, the risk of recipients suffering from further complications is reduced.
Living donors identified by recipients undergo considerable tests to ensure compatibility and good health
Living donor transplants involving organ donation from blood related relatives offers recipients a better genetic match and helps to reduce the risk of organ rejection.
Donor surgery is performed using the very latest in minimally invasive technology and techniques.
Organs are transplanted immediately after extraction to ensure the organ remains in optimum condition.
Kidneys from a living donor have significantly better long-term survival than kidneys from a deceased donor.
Living donor renal transplantation offers both the recipient and the donor clear advantages, existing European Guidelines therefore, now recommend renal transplantation using kidney grafts from living donors whenever possible.
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