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Dr. Amitabh Gautam

Transplant Surgery
Boston, MA
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Boston, MA

Address

88 E Newton Street 501, Boston Medical Center, MA
Directions

Insurances accepted

BCBS Blue Card PPO

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Transplant Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
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A female asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Kidney failure treat: Kidneys are vital to keep the body in a stable condition, removing waste products, keeping water and electrolytes within very narrow range required fo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
49422: 49422.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Muscle mass: Creatinine is produced by muscle and removed by the kidneys. The exact level will depend on how muscular is the patient( more muscle means higher cre... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Less cardiac risk: The most important advantage of kidney transplant over dialysis is that it reduces the excess risk of cardiac mortality from kidney failure. However... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Successful kidney transplantation usually restores the production of sperms which may be arrested by kidney failure. There are some reports that siro... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Varies: Impossible to predict for a given patient. In general living donor kidneys have a half life (50% graft lost) of 18-20 years.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Since all transplants require immmunospression, which can result in a flare up of infection, any current or dormant infection rules out a transplant.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
No: Donor expenses are covered by recipient insurance.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
No: Donor expenses are covered by recipient insurance. The donor may be in the us on a visitor visa.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Maybe none: The only sign early on be deteriorating function and therefore a rise in creatinine.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Rejection detected: Rejection in a kidney transplant is much easier to detect than a pancreas transplant. In a simultaneous transplant both organs reject together and ar... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Islet auto tx possib: Islet cell transplant is not the primary treatment for chronic pancreatitis. If the treatment decision is for removal of the whole pancreas for pain,... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: The dose may need adjustment depending on the function of the kidney transplant.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Detailed work up: Put very simply the donor needs two normal kidneys with good function and no systemic disease or condition which can affect kidney function in future ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Kidney failure treat: One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Get and return blood: Hemodialysis requires blood to be drawn from the body, go through the machine to filter out waste products and then return it back to the body. These... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
About 3 -4 hours: About 3 hours on the average.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
No: Donor and recipients are never matched on sex. Spousal living transplants are also very commonly done.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
CKD5: Either already on dialysis or vey close to it ie the calculated GFR (a measure of kidney function) is less than 20.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Life long: Some immmunospression is needed as long as the graft is working.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
No: Eye transplants usually refer to corneal transplants. Cornea is the clear part in front of the eye and if damaged can become opaque and replaced by c... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Not always: Although there are some causes of kidney failure which are hereditary, even then it is no necessarily result in full blown disease or carrier state. ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Not clear: Firstly let me thank you as an altruistic donor. Transplants will still be needed for kidney failure for many many years and the alternatives are not... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Usually yes: There are a number of surgical considerations if there are multiple arteries in the kidney, primarily their size, whether going to the upper pole or l... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Venous Hypertension: The fistula causes increase blood flow through the veins draining the arm. If the veins are blocked or narrowed (both possible because of long term d... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Maybe: Although there are a number of nonspecific changes on ekg an echocardiogram would be the definitive test.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Most common reason is diabetic kidney failure requiring kidney transplantation. It can be done simultaneously with the kidney and pancreas coming fro... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Not necessarily: Only if both the kidneys have to be removed if cancer on both sides. If only one kidney or a part of kidney only is removed and the remaining kidney ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Dialysis access: I think you are referring to the permanent dialysis access, which is created by joining the patients own veins to the arteries so that they have a hig... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
No: It is never normal to have blood in urine. Although mostly from simple causes it is essential to rule out cancer in the non functioning kidneys as it... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Se below: The first part is a short surgical procedure to insert a tube the inside end is in the belly and a portion is outside. The outer part is connected to... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Normal life in betwe: Apart from 3-4 hours while connected to the hemodialysis machine, three times a week, dialysis patient lead a normal life. Especially if they are not... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Prograf is potentially beta cell toxic and can induce diabetes in some patients. There could be some alternatives in some cases, discuss with your t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Possibly: It depends more on the nature of cancer the donor has had and how long back and of course should still have two good functioning kidneys.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Low blood counts: The commonest reason to lower the dose is decreased white cell count. Caancers particularly skin cancer are increased in patient using Imuran (azath... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Clear: Any opaqueness could be the result of infection and should be investigated.

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Dr. Gautam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College, India
Graduated 1979MD

Affiliations

Boston medical center
Boston University Med Grp
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
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