Kidney transplant procedures involve a deep cut on the patient’s belly button, which helps in placing the new organ in the body. However, the surgery can be performed by inflicting little more than a small keyhole size cut, with the assistance of robot during the procedure. A Bengaluru-based hospital has successfully performed two kidney transplants through this procedure.
Failure of her kidneys saw 35-year-old Sarojit Adak lose a lot of weight, besides a rapid deterioration in her overall health condition. When it seemed as if regular dialysis was the only option left for her, her mother-in-law volunteered to donate a kidney, which gave Sarojit a new lease of life.