General Introduction

Chronic kidney failure means the permanent kidney dysfunction. Today, the Most efficient treatment of chronic kidney failure is kidney transplant. However, some of the chronic kidney failure patients prefer dialysis option.  As dialysis can only (partially) perform some of the kidney functions, it should not be considered as an alternative for kidney transplant. More so, for dialysis patient, many disadvantageous situations exist such as strict diets, water limitation, travel obstruction, staying away from social life, falling behind in jobs or school, and development problems for children patient. As dialysis patients are deprived of most of the kidney functions, they have to use medicine (blood pressure, blood production drugs, etc.) frequently. On the other hand, kidney transplant patients have a much higher quality and duration of life than dialysis patients. The patients, following a successful  kidney transplant and operation, with follow up, can go on with their lives as healthy individuals.


Transplantation from Live Donor is Much Easier Now

Despite all the effort in the world, cadaver transplant from people who had cerebral death did not reach sufficient levels, and these numbers are increasing so slowly every year. As a solution for organ failure, transplant for live donor became an issue. When the health and post-operation comfort of the live kidney donors considered, removing kidney with closed method (laparoscopic method) is the gold standard of the our day. Operation with closed method are performed from small holes opened in the patient’s abdomen, instead of opening a big operation scar on the patient’s body. This technique became widespread in the world in the last 10 years, many operation that were used to be performed openly, are now being performed with laparoscopic method.

The Patient May be Discharged the Following Day After the Operation

Kidney operation with closed method is performed with a 0.5-1 cm sized two holes opened on the patient’s abdomen, and at the end of the operation, the kidney is removed via 6 cm sized cut on the groin area. The patients have much less pain problems after the operation in relation to open surgery, stay in the hospital for a shorter duration, and can return to their normal lives and jobs quicker.


The unwanted side effects such as hernia, loss of sense, scar infection, air accumulation in lungs that were observed with open surgeries of the past, are almost never encountered with this technique. This operation, which is performed via two holes and small cut to remove to kidney, also provide better results thant open surgery in a cosmetic sense.