Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, performs 47th successful kidney transplant to become:
- the foremost hospital for a kidney transplant in Nigeria.
- the hospital with the highest number of renal transplants annually.
- Nigeria’s hospital with the highest success rate for kidney transplants.
- the hospital with a solid team of Urologists and Nephrologists whose objective is to do more.
The news of the 47th successful renal transplant was broken by Dr. Dalhat, an anesthesiologist in the hospital, who was part of the renal team. This he shared on his Twitter timeline below with pictures.
“Our 47th kidney transplant. A hypertensive with bilateral polycystic kidney disease. Had both kidneys removed followed by kidney transplantation? Five hours of surgery and anesthesia. Patient doing well in the ICU.” He tweeted.
Not so long ago, precisely August this year, a Consultant Urologist, at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Dr. Henry Njeakor, also reported a successful kidney transplant at the center on his handle. He admonished Nigerians to patronize the hospital for a similar procedure at a cheaper rate, instead of traveling to India.
“So once again another successful Kidney Transplant in a Government Hospital which makes it cheaper but people will gather money on Twitter and run to India where after the expensive surgery they can’t afford the costly drugs to sustain the Transplanted Kidney.
The Nephrologists follow up with the patients and detect rejection as early as possible and treat appropriately. It’s teamwork.
Yes, honestly the success of the transplants can be attributed to the seamless collaboration between the very many professionals involved. For cases of rejection, renal biopsies are done promptly and treatment commenced ASAP.”
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“In order to protect your kidneys, do not take analgesics like Ibuprofen, Alabukun without a doctor’s prescription. Ensure a regular medical check-up for Diabetes and Hypertension especially if any of your parents already have it. When you are told by a lab man that you have “infection”, see a doctor and better treated well”. He, Njeakor, said.
It was revealed that there are other government-owned kidney transplant centers in Nigeria but AKTH is the most consistent so far.