The Royal Hospital achieves over 300 kidney transplant operations

September 01, 2018

Since its inception in 1988, The Royal Hospital has carried out over 300 kidney transplant operations with a success rate exceeding 95 per cent, which is a qualitative medical achievement compared to developed countries and specialised international centres in this field.

The first steps of the early renal transplant programme were initiated in the sultanate in 1973 through the provision of medical facilities and the rehabilitation and preparation of specialised medical staff in the renal transplant programme. Previously, the medical staff were limited to carrying out all tests and preparation of donor and recipient (immunological tests, and examination of the compatibility) for the purpose of preparing them for kidney transplant outside the sultanate.

The total number of operations carried out by The Royal Hospital is over 300, with a success rate of 95 per cent. This is due to the availability of medical staff and medical groups that have the efficiency and are qualified to the highest levels.

In addition, The Royal Hospital has laboratories for diagnostic and clinical tests, which include specialised health staff. The laboratory is considered to be compatible with the latest technologies and equipment worldwide, thus improving the efficiency, accuracy and speed of obtaining laboratory results.

The Royal Hospital boasts of specialised medical staff with high efficiency and experience in the field of kidney diseases and kidney transplantation. It has received applied and theoretical training in the best international health institutions in the field of kidney transplantation as well as the latest internationally approved principles and protocols in the field of kidney transplantation and donor and recipient preparation mechanisms.

The hospital has the best drugs and immunosuppressants used before and after kidney transplantation and other drugs used to deal with the expected side effects that may be experienced by the patient and the donor after these operations. Nursing groups also play a pivotal role in the success of the programme, as they have high professional care for the patient and the donor before and after kidney transplantation.

The Royal Hospital also seeks to make the success of organ donation programme of the brain-dead people.