Success rate

With progress in medicine, the life expectancy of patients undergoing pancreas transplants is also progressing. In comparison to the last decade, the life expectancy of patients has improved.

Life expectancy

  • Increased lifespan of 1 year: 95%
  • Increased lifespan 5 years: 88%

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Tips for lifestyle modifications

Some lifestyle modifications can help you in preventing the conditions which may generate a need for pancreas transplant. Below are some of the lifestyle modifications that you may need to practise:

  • Avoid smoking: Smoking is a risk factor for various health conditions like pancreatic cancer, and quitting smoking can help in lowering the risk.
  • Manage weight: Being obese or overweight leads to many lifestyle diseases like diabetes, etc. Indulge in some form of physical activity like exercising, yoga, etc., to keep your body fit.
  • Diet: People eating a diet high in green vegetables, fresh fruits, and whole grains and low in sugar drinks, processed food, and red processed meats probably have a lower risk of lifestyle disease.
  • Alcohol: Excessive intake of alcohol has been linked to a condition like chronic pancreatitis. It is recommended to quit or limit alcohol consumption.

Choosing the ideal Pancreas Transplant center

It is essential to learn about different transplant hospitals and centers before finalizing the one. Here are few things to keep in mind while choosing a transplant hospital/center:

  • Consult more than one doctor and talk to patients who have undergone pancreas transplants in the hospital and know about their experience.
  • Whether the center/hospital has expertise in living or deceased donor transplants.
  • Reputation of hospital/center, and its mortality rate for transplant patients.
  • If the hospital/center is covered under your insurance policy.
  • Total-experience the hospital/center hold in dealing with transplant cases.

Cost analysis of Pancreas Transplant

Living with a disease that badly affects your life is an extremely painful experience both for the patient and his family. Getting a Pancreas transplant can certainly improve the quality of life of the patient. The average cost of Pancreas transplants in India varies between 15 lakh approximately. It is crucial to check with the insurance company whether the transplant cost is covered in your plan. Various factors that will affect the cost are:

  • Hospital infrastructure and location
  • Length of stay in hospital
  • Expertise of surgeons, their team, and use of advanced technology
  • Any health complications
  • Recovery and rehabilitation
  • Post-transplant medications

A patient who travels from home to hospitals for transplant also needs to keep the cost of staying near the new city's hospital. The cost of staying also adds up over the course of a few months.

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