TRANSPLANT PROGRAMS

Organ transplantation is the transfer of an organ or from a donor to a patient body in an attempt to substitute the recipient’s damaged organ. Organs and/or tissues that are transplanted within the same person are called autotransplant. Transplants that are performed between two subjects of the same species are called allotransplant. Allotransplant can either be from a living or cadaveric source.

 

Renal Transplantation Assessment Program (recipient and donor) living donor

Renal transplantation has become the treatment of choice for most patients with advanced stages of renal disease or End Stages of Renal Disease (ESRD). Marked improvements in early graft survival and long-term graft function have made kidney transplantation a more cost-effective alternative, and less cumbersome to dialysis procedures. To qualify for such procedure, the following assessment test and investi

The Renal Transplantation Assessment Program (recipient and donor) living donor program includes the following:

  • 14 Nights of hospitalization (recipient and donor), which includes accommodation in a private room, nursing care and medical assistance, evaluation and preparation of medical history, as well as three course meals)
  • Hemoglobin test
  • Platelets count test
  • Creatinine test
  • Coagulogram test
  • Transferring
  • Serology
  • H.I.V. test
  • Surface Antigen test
  • Blood Group and RH factor examination
  • Toxoplasma test
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Glycemia
  • Electrophoresis of Proteins test
  • Study of HLA
  • Glomerular filtration
  • Anti-Granulocyte Antibody for toxicity
  • Cross Match test
  • Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) test
  • Bilirubin test
  • Urea test
  • Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT)
  • Uric acid test
  • Calcium test
  • Urine electrolytes test
  • Phosphorus test
  • Cyturia test
  • Proteinuria (24-hours)
  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • Addis count
  • Metabolic Study
  • Lipids test
  • Nasal exudate exam
  • Throat exudate exam
  • Instrumental exploration
  • Chest X-ray for recipient and donor)
  • Descending urogram (Donor)
  • Bone Survey (Recipient)
  • Voiding cystography (Recipient)
  • X-ray of sinuses (Recipient)
  • Renal arteriography Femoral Puncture (Donor)
  • Simple Urinary Tract (Recipient)
  • X-ray of the esophagus
  • Stomach and Duodenum (Receiver)
  • Electrocardiogram (Recipient)
  • Renal ultrasound photo (Recipient and Donor)
  • Echocardiogram (Recipient)
  • Selective Angiography: Renal Mesenteric (Recipient)
  • Specialized assessment and treatment prescription

Renal transplantation, program for renal transplantation for recipient and living donor

Renal transplantation has become the treatment of choice for most patients with advanced stages of renal disease or End Stages of Renal Disease (ESRD). Marked improvements in early graft survival and long-term graft function have made kidney transplantation a more cost-effective alternative, and less cumbersome to dialysis procedures.

Please be aware of the following:

1-      The donor must be a compatible relative;

2-      Dialyses are not included in the price of this program;

3-      In order to perform the transplant it is essential that the patient comes with a compatible family donor; and

4-      Expenses for the companion are not covered by this program, an additional cost would apply, which will include accommodation and meals.

Corneal transplantation and conjunctival autograft for Simple recurrent Pterygium

The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber.

Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical method whereby a damaged or diseased cornea, in its entirety (penetrating keratoplasty) or in part (lamellar keratoplasty), is substituted by donated corneal tissue (the graft). The graft is removed from a recently deceased individual with no known diseases or other issues that may affect the acceptance of the donated tissue or the health of the recipient.

Pterygium (Surfer's Eye) most frequently refers to a benign growth of the conjunctiva. A pterygium commonly grows from the nasal side of the sclera. It is usually present in the palpebral fissure. It is associated with and thought to be caused by ultraviolet-light exposure (e.g., sunlight), low humidity, and dust. Growth has been known to be preceded with scleral trauma around the Palpebral comissure. The predominance of pterygia on the nasal side is possibly a result of the sun's rays passing laterally through the cornea, where it undergoes refraction and becomes focused on the limbic area. Sunlight passes unobstructed from the lateral side of the eye, focusing on the medial limbus after passing through the cornea. On the contralateral (medial) side, however, the shadow of the nose medially reduces the intensity of sunlight focused on thelateral/temporal limbus.

The Corneal transplantation and conjunctival autograft for Simple recurrent Pterygium program includes the following:

  • Specialized medical attention by a Ophthalmology specialists
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Right to the operating room, anesthesia
  • Transfer and 7 to 15 Nights of (The Hospitalization will include accommodation in a private room, nursing care and medical assistance, evaluation and preparation of medical history, as well as three course meals).
  • Postoperative recovery

Other transplant programs and subsequent treatments:

Due to the complex nature of such treatment, the following process is recommended:

a-      Submission of full, English translated, medical reports

b-      Evaluation of treatment eligibility by the Cuban medical teams

c-      Possible invitation to Cuba for further testing and determination

d-     Upon approval, our teams will coordinate travel arrangement, accommodations, consultation and program start dates

e-      Treatment program will be setup which will include:

-          Hospitalization and accommodation, (The Hospitalization will include accommodation in a private room, nursing care and medical assistance, evaluation and preparation of medical history, as well as three course meals).