Liver transplant is the surgical procedure of replacing a damaged liver or a part of it from the body of a patient suffering from a chronic or end-stage liver disease and replacing it with healthy part coming from a suitable donor. The liver has regenerative properties which means that if a living person donates a part of his liver, it will naturally grow back in severely months and the donor can lead a normal life. Liver transplant is usually recommended for patients suffering from chronic liver diseases like viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, acute liver failure and liver cancer. Yashoda hospital has a separate department dedicated entirely to organ transplantation. We not only offer liver transplant but various other organ transplants as well. The team of specialists consists of highly trained doctors and surgeons who have been responsible for various successful liver transplants. The hospital has its own specialised lab where all the necessary tests and screenings are conducted. Each and every step is taken very carefully giving utmost priority to the health and safety of both the recipient and the donor. After the surgery, both the patient and the donor have to make certain changes in their day to day routine unless they recover completely. We have a specialised team of dieticians to help the patients with their diet pattern which is the very important part of the process of recovery. The hospital is equipped with machines and equipment that are at par with International standard. Yashoda Hospital is one of the most trusted names when it comes to liver transplant in India and has attracted a lot of foreign patients as well. We offer the facility of both living donor liver transplant cadaveric donor liver transplant as well as deal with a liver transplant in children (pediatric transplant)
Living Donor liver transplant - living Donor liver transplant is usually recommended for patients whose liver is only partially damaged are affected by the disease. The donor can be a close family member or any random person who fills all the eligibility criteria and is willing to donate a part of his liver. Many people think that donating a part of their liver can adversely affect their health but it is not so. Our liver has a regenerative property which means that it can grow back to its original size within some time. Till then, the donor might need to take certain precautions. Living Donor liver transplant is accompanied by minimal complications, lower chances of organ rejection and give the patient a better chance at life. The surgery is carried out in 3 steps. The first step involves the removal of the damaged part of the liver from the patient's body. The second step involves the removal of a healthy portion of the liver from the donor's body and the third step involves the placement of this healthy part in the recipient's body.
Deceased donor liver transplant- deceased donor transplant is commonly known as cadaver transplant. This type of liver transplant is used for patients who's complete liver has been damaged severely. Since a complete liver cannot be taken from a living person, hence it is taken from a dead body. However, the procedure is not as easy as it seems as there are certain eligibility criteria that have to be fulfilled or it can result in instant organ rejection and pose a serious threat to the patient's life. We at Yashodha hospital acknowledge this fact and this is one of the major reasons why we proceed with the surgery only after conducting all the necessary tests and screening.
Pediatric liver transplant- just like adults children too can get affected by a large number of liver diseases that can be congenital, genetic or acquired later. If such problems are left untreated they can lead to serious repercussions and the child might need to undergo a liver transplant. The staff at Yashodha hospital consists of pediatric Liver surgeons who help to treat children with chronic liver diseases and can even perform the transplant if the need arises.