Transplant Unit

Transplant Unit


Organ transplantation means removing an organ or organs from the donor and fixing it/them to recipient(s), replacing the damaged organ(s).

Organs that can be transplanted are the Heart, Kidneys, Eyes, Liver, Lungs, Pancreas, Intestine and Thymus. Worldwide, the Kidneys are the most commonly transplanted organs, followed by the Liver and the Heart. Cornea and Musculoskeletal Grafts are the most commonly transplanted tissues.

Organ donors may be living, brain dead or dead via circulatory death.

    KG Hospital is equipped and licensed to perform the following organ transplantations:

  • Kidneys
  • Eyes

We perform only donor related and ethical transplants. We do not entertain unrelated and unethical transplants.

KG Hospital is the first hospital in Tamil Nadu to perform cadaver transplant and multi-organ transplants outside Chennai.

We have successfully transported brain dead victims from Trivandrum, Erode, Salem and other neighbouring districts and harvested the Kidneys and Eyes and transplanted the same on needy patients with the approval of the Central Transplant Programme Committee.

We have experience in performing over 400 donor related and cadaver kidney transplants in the hospital. In addition to this, we have performed more than 30 multi- organ cadaver transplantations.

We have successfully harvested Liver, Heart Valves, Kidneys and Eyes and despatched the same to other hospitals in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

KG Hospital has performed the World's First ABO Mismatch Transplant from Hepatitis B Virus Positive Donor to a recipient in the setting of ABO-incompatible kidney transplant.

KG Hospital is empanelled under the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme for performing kidney transplantations.

Our transplant team consists of Nephrologists, Urologists, General Surgeons, Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiologists, Anesthesiologists, Intensivists, Blood Transfusion Medicine Specialist, Gastroenterologists, Hepatologist, Ophthalmologists, Surgical Gastroenterologist and Pulmonologists.


Dr.Ilangovan Veerappan

Chief Nephrologist

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Dr. Balakrishnan


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Dr. Kirubakaran

Liver Transplant Surgeon

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Dr. Shanmuga Sundaram

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon

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