Lanka Hospitals Kidney Care Centre surpasses 600 kidney transplants

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The Lanka Hospitals Kidney Care Centre yesterday announced that it has successfully completed over 600 kidney transplants. The Kidney Care Centre, which has an exclusively dedicated team, has been marking significant milestones year on year since the centre’s inception in 2002. Due to the high quality of service offered by the centre, demand has been increasing exponentially and last year saw the centre perform 99 kidney transplants. Speaking about the centre Lanka Hospitals CEO Dr. Lakith Peiris said, “Our timely investment in the most state-of-the-art technology available in the world today enables us to offer patients the best possible service along with the assurance of highest patient safety. The team at the Kidney Care Centre places a lot of focus and commitment to quality and this has been the key to our success. I must place on record my thanks to the entire team for their dedication and hard work over the years, which has been critical to the success of the nephrology and transplant centre. “I thank the Consultant doctors who have placed confidence in our Kidney Care Centre in the knowledge that their patients will receive the best possible care at Lanka Hospitals. We have been able to carry out a transplant for a patient as old as 74 years as well as a patient as young as three years old. I believe this further reinforces the professionalism and the competency of the centre.” The Kidney Transplant Unit at the centre has a multi-disciplinary team comprising a transplant surgeon, anesthetist, urologist and nephrologists. The centre performs kidney transplants regularly for pediatric and elderly patients, as well as adhering to laparoscopic techniques for donor surgery and handling complicated second and third time re- transplants. Furthermore patients can be assured of the most lavish treatment complemented with the best medical and nursing care from highly trained consultants, nurses and administrative staff. Lanka Hospitals is unmatched with a sophisticated, modern dialysis unit and kidney care supportive services such as cutting edge laboratory technology and superior services in radiology, imaging and transfusion medicine departments. The hospital also has a separate transplant ICU, with dedicated doctors and nurses 24 hours a day and is fully geared to handle any medical emergency. Patients seeking treatment at Lanka Hospitals’ Kidney Care Centre are treated by the most experienced and respected nephrologists and transplant surgeons in the country. The Kidney Care Centre which observes strict adherence to Sri Lanka Health Ministry guidelines was presented with a Quality Award along with the Infectious Control Award for best healthcare practices within the hospital at a recently held ceremony.