Kidney Transplant Singapore

For patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a kidney transplant can offer a chance at a healthier, more normal life.

If you, or a loved one, are dealing with kidney disease, contact us for comprehensive care and support.

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Kidney Disease and Transplantation:
A Brief Overview

Kidney disease refers to any condition that impairs kidney function. The kidneys are vital organs that filter blood, remove waste through urine, balance body fluids, and regulate electrolytes. Disruption in these functions can lead to kidney disease and kidney failure.

A kidney transplant becomes necessary when kidney disease reaches a stage where the kidneys no longer function adequately, a condition known as end-stage renal disease.

The general benefits of a kidney transplant include:

  • Improved quality of life: Unlike dialysis, a kidney transplant allows patients to live a less restricted lifestyle.
  • Longer life expectancy: On average, patients who receive a kidney transplant live longer than those who remain on dialysis.
  • Better kidney function: A transplanted kidney functions better than a dialysis machine.

The Kidney Transplant Process

Candidates for kidney transplantation undergo an evaluation process to determine whether they are healthy enough for surgery and post-operative care. Donor matching involves blood and tissue testing to minimise the risk of rejection.

The transplant procedure involves surgically placing the donor kidney into the recipient’s body, where it can perform all the functions of a healthy kidney.

Post Kidney Transplant Care and Recovery

Following a kidney transplant, patients receive care to manage pain and monitor kidney function. The recovery process varies, but patients typically stay in the hospital for several days post-surgery. Follow-up visits and long-term care, including taking immunosuppressants to prevent organ rejection, ensure the success of the transplant.

Get an Accurate Diagnosis & Proper Treatment
for Your Urological Conditions

Improving Your Quality of Life

We offer comprehensive care for patients with kidney disease, including those seeking a kidney transplant. Our services encompass the entire transplant process, from initial evaluation to post-transplant care.

Our team of experienced professionals have years of experience providing dedicated support and personalised care every step of the way.

Kidney transplantation offers patients a chance for a longer, healthier life. An end-stage renal disease diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of life. Our team is here to guide you throughout the kidney transplant process.

Connect with us today to learn more about our kidney transplant process.


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Dr Lee is a urologist and kidney transplant surgeon with a broad-based expertise of all urological disorders

He has subspecialty focus on men’s health and male infertility, and special interest in minimally invasive prostate enlargement therapy and kidney stone treatment. Dr Lee has received numerous awards for service excellence such as the Service With A Heart Award (2006-2008, 2011) and the Singapore Health Quality Service Award (2016).

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Singapore)
  • Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons (Edin)
  • Master of Medicine (Surgery) (Singapore)
  • Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine (Urology)
  • Clinical fellowship at Oxford Transplant Centre in the UK

Prior to entering private practice, Dr Lee served in the public sector for 16 years at SGH, where he initiated dedicated clinics evaluating and treating patients with complex men’s health and fertility issues. He also led the Renal Transplant Program and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy service as Surgical Director.

Apart from clinical work, Dr Lee is active in academia and believes in the importance of grooming the next generation of doctor. He was Senior Clinical Lecturer at NUS’ Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and currently, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School. Dr Lee is also regularly invited to share his experiences locally and regionally through lectures, workshops and surgical demonstrations.

Our Clinic Locations

Farrer Park Medical Centre, #08-05
1 Farrer Park Station Rd, Singapore 217562

Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:30pm

3 Mount Elizabeth, #11-16 Medical Centre, Singapore 228510

Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:30pm

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the average waiting time for a kidney transplant in Singapore?

    The waiting time for a deceased donor kidney transplant in Singapore is typically several years due to high demand and limited availability. The waiting time can be significantly shorter if a living donor is available.

    What are the eligibility criteria for a kidney transplant in Singapore?

    A comprehensive medical evaluation determines eligibility for a kidney transplant in Singapore. Generally, patients with end-stage renal disease, who are healthy enough to tolerate surgery and comply with post-transplant medication, are considered eligible.

    What are the potential risks and complications of a kidney transplant?

    Potential risks of a kidney transplant include infection, bleeding, blood clots, and the possibility of the body rejecting the new kidney. Long-term use of immunosuppressants can also lead to side effects like increased susceptibility to infections.

    How can I become a kidney donor in Singapore?

    Both living and deceased donations are possible in Singapore. Living donors must undergo a thorough medical evaluation to determine whether they can donate. For deceased donations, individuals can register under the Medical Therapy, Education and Research Act (MTERA).

    How many kidney transplants were done in Singapore?

    The exact number varies year by year. According to the latest data, an average of 50 to 60 kidney transplants are performed annually in Singapore.