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Lanka Hospitals claims highest number of kidney transplants among private hospitals

Lanka Hospitals says it has successfully conducted the highest number of kidney transplants in the private hospital sector in Sri Lanka, since 2003.“The hospital has done, up to date, the highest number of transplants compared to any other private hospital in Sri Lanka since 2003,” said the Director of Medical Services of Lanka Hospitals, Dr Wimal Karandagoda, in a press release.

The Lanka Hospitals Kidney Transplant Unit at the Kidney Care Centre has six different teams performing transplants regularly for both paediatric and adult kidney transplants. This unit has the ability to carry out Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, where kidneys from donors can be removed with the smallest of cuts. The hospital also has a separate transplant ICU, with dedicated doctors and nurses 24 hours a day. The unit has the ability to carry out both live and cadaver transplants.

The hospital says it has a donor selection and ethical committee and that it strictly follows the Tissue Transplant Act of Sri Lanka. The hospital also supports kidney transplant programmes in other countries.

“I am proud to state that our transplant programme is extended beyond Sri Lankan shores. We actively support other countries that do not have their own transplant programmes - such as Fiji and Maldives. Once approved by the government of the respective country, where the donor and the recipient both are from the same country, we facilitate the health care system of those countries by including the patients into our transplant programme where our transplant is performed by our team at Lanka Hospitals,” stated the CEO of Lanka Hospitals, Lakith Peiris.

The hospital says it has been very successful with its holiday dialysis package for foreigners, who come to Sri Lanka to spend their holiday as well. Lanka Hospitals says it is the only health care institution in Sri Lanka that is capable of doing nuclear scans for transplant kidneys.

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