Physician Detail

Bejon T. Maneckshana, MD

Practice

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Specialty

Transplant Surgery < Accepting new patients for this specialty
General Surgery, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Complex Bile Duct Repair and Reconstruction, Dialysis Access Surgery, Dialysis Access Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Live Kidney Donation, Pancreas and Bile Ducts, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, Surgery for Diseases of the Liver

Physician Quicklink

https://hartfordhealthcaremedicalgroup.org/BejonManeckshana

Phone

860.696.2030

Call for Appointment

Gender
Male

Languages
English


Office Locations


  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Transplant & Comprehensive Liver Center

    85 Seymour Street
    Suite 320
    Hartford, CT 06106
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    Phone: 860.972.4219
    Fax: 860.549.1476


Bio

AS WE COME TO THE END OF APRIL… IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT IT IS DONATE LIFE MONTH.

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION…THERE ARE NEARLY 120,000 AMERICANS ON THE WAITING LIST FOR A LIFE-SAVING ORGAN TRANSPLANT. ALMOST 100,000 NEED A KIDNEY…AND FEWER THAN 17,000 EACH YEAR WILL ACTUALLY RECEIVE ONE.

JOINING US IS DR. BEJON MANECKSHANA, A TRANSPLANT SURGEON AT HARTFORD HOSPITAL TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE AND DISPEL SOME OF THE MYTHS SURROUNDING LIVING KIDNEY DONATIONS…

Q. TELL US THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING KIDNEY DONATION…

A. In 2018, 97,000 people were waiting for a kidney. And someone who needs a kidney transplant can spend an average of 4-7 years waiting for an organ donation on the National Transplant Registry. If you have a living donor, the wait time can be just a few months, rather than several years.

Q. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MYTHS SURROUNDING LIVING KIDNEY DONATION?

A. Of course the concern of donating your kidney can cause some concern, but everything is done very safely. Most donors spend only 1-4 nights in the hospital and are able to return to daily tasks within a couple of weeks. The risk of complications is low. Donating a kidney does not reduce the donor’s life expectancy. This is a common procedure. There are about 6,000 of these procedures every year across the country.

Q. EXPLAIN THE PROCESS IF SOMEONE DECIDES TO DONATE A KIDNEY?

A. They should contact our transplant program. We first discuss things over the phone, there is an assessment. There is then a compatibility test, lab tests, and team evaluation. We also have Living Donor Champion program at Hartford Hospital. The program is designed to empower potential kidney transplant recipient who and their family to get comfortable talking about chronic kidney disease, their need for a kidney donor and the tremendous health benefits of kidney transplantation. The program consists of three sessions of about two hours each. Champions have three goals: become an expert, master tools and techniques to share their recipient's story and establish a network.

Q. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AN ORGAN DONOR CHAMPION?

A. The role is to share the recipient's story to raise awareness of their loved one's need for a kidney donor. It is a chance to be able to answer questions that may arise from these discussions. It is also an opportunity to grow their recipient's potential audience so that as many people can hear their story as possible. Ultimately, help their loved one find a donor.

THANK YOU DR. MANECKSHANA. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE LIVING DONATION PROGRAM, PLEASE CALL 1-855-HHC-HERE.

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Education

Medical School

  • Rutgers Medical School MD

Internship

  • Cleveland Clinic, General Surgery

Residency

  • North Shore Long Island - Jewish

Fellowship

  • Northwestern University Medical Center
  • University of Chicago, Abdominal Transplant Surgery


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