First Successful Kidney Transplant Done in Fortis Hospital Ludhiana




In the first kidney transplant of Fortis Hospital Ludhiana, the wife of a 45 year-old man donated her kidney and gave a lease of life to her husband.

While addressing the Press Conference Mr. Vivan Singh Gill, Director, Fortis Hospital Ludhiana, we are delighted to inform everyone that Fortis Ludhiana has joined the elite club as centre for Live Related Kidney Transplant in Punjab. Our first patient was discharged on 07 January 2017 after successful live related Kidney transplant. Donor was his beloved wife and Kidney was harvested laparoscopically.


Speaking on the Occasion Dr Navdeep Singh Khaira, Director Nephrology said, patients who are having chronic kidney failure are candidates for Kidney transplant. These patients require renal replacement therapy in the form of dialysis or kidney transplant. Over 1.5 lakh people suffer end-stage kidney failure in India every year and need a transplant, but barely 3,500 find donors.


Dr Ashish Jindal, Senior Consultant Urologist, Laparoscopy and Kidney Transplant Surgeon said that the surgery was the success and during the recovery process, he was monitored by a team of transplant surgeons, nephrologist, anaesthetists, critical-care experts, and specialised transplant nurses. Dr Ashish said that for CKD patients kidney transplant is better definitive option in long run as patient can lead near normal life and become dialysis free.


Mr.Gill also thanks the team which comprises of Dr Navdeep Singh Khaira, Director Nephrology, Dr Ashish Jindal, Senior Consultant Urologist, Laparoscopy and Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Dr Yogesh Kalra, Consultant Urologist and Kidney Transplant Surgeon & Dr. Gaurav Bindal, Transplant Coordinator. We are having dedicated Operation Theatres and Kidney Transplant ICU.


Mr. Ajay Pareek said, “I am very lucky to having such a lovely wife (Ms. Ritu Pareek) who gave me new life. It’s a perfect example of true love and relationships. He also thanked his family, Fortis Hospital Ludhiana team for their care and love they showed during his treatment”. He also gave special thanked to his brother Mr.Sanjay Pareek and his sister in-law Ms Jyoti Pareek for their support and concern.