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Liver Transplantation in India

A Liver Transplant Surgery is a surgical treatment that detaches a liver that no longer works appropriately and restores it with a healthy liver. Liver Transplant Surgery will be easier if the donor is ready to donate their part of the Liver. Meanwhile, if there are no donors, then the patient has to wait for Cadaveric Liver. Cadaveric Liver means Brain Dead/ Cardiac dead patient’s liver. However, this will take time and the patient will be kept on a waiting list of UNOS. Based on the criticality the patient will be given a Liver. For example, in many parts of the world, the major Liver is coming from Brain Dead people. As a result of which, many Liver Transplant Surgery waiting list is increasing. To decrease this shortage, other procedures had come into existence like Split Liver Transplant, Living Liver Donor Transplant, and donating liver after Cardiac Death. Meanwhile, Liver Transplant Procedure involves 4 to 8 hours depending upon severity. After Living Liver donation, a donor can get back to his normal life by following some precautions, medications, and guidelines prescribed by the doctor.

Why Medicover for Liver Transplantation

  • Liver dialysis unit
  • Video, endoscopy with narrow-band imaging, ERCP, Endoscopic
  • Ultrasound (EUS)
  • CUSA, Harmonic Scalpel
  • Argon Plasma coagulation, Laser (for Liver Surgery)
  • 64 Slice CT Scan, 1.5 tesla MRI
  • PET CT
  • RF ablation
  • Advanced Lab services
  • Stem cell research lab
  • MARS
  • Dedicated post-transplant ICU
  • Multidetector CT scan
  • 1.5 Tesla MRI scan
  • Intraarterial Radiotherapy
  • Deceased Donor Liver Transplant
  • Living Donor Transplant
  • Split Transplant
  • Domino Transplant
  • Auxiliary Liver Transplantation
  • Swap Liver Transplantation
  • Facility dedicated solely to patients with fatal liver illnesses, liver cancer, or those undergoing liver transplantation.
  • State-of-the-art specialised Liver Failure Intensive Care Unit with an International Ambulance Facility for transporting critically ill patients for urgent liver transplantation and other severe liver disease treatment.
  • Very pleasant and cheerful Day Care Liver Unit for the administration of therapies that require only a few hours at the hospital.
  • For critically ill patients, a haemodialysis facility with effective cardiac monitoring, central oxygen delivery, and other emergency treatment facilities is available.
  • Liver Transplant Procedure

    Finding the Donor:

    However, in the case of a Living Donor transplant, the donor’s procedure will begin first. As the surgeon makes the incision under the rib cage. The healthy liver is carefully divided. In general, the right lobe is usually selected for donation. The gall bladder which is connected to the liver by two lobes is removed along with the lobe to be donated. With this, the donor’s incision will be closed. On the other hand, the recipient’s unhealthy liver part is removed completely along with the gallbladder. Now the donor’s liver is placed inside the empty cavity. However, this will take another 4 to 8 hours to attach the new liver to the recipient’s blood vessels and bile ducts. Once the transplantation is completed, the lobes in both the patients immediately began to regenerate. In around 2 months, the donor’s liver grows back to its original size but with only one lobe. The recipient’s body accepts its new healthy organ which also grows as a single lobe to become a new complete liver. If you are getting Living Donor Liver that is from family members or friends or a person who is matched to donate. Then the surgery will take place in 3 to 4 days. Some tests will be conducted for the donor who is ready to donate their part of the Liver. If the donor qualified in all tests and scans then he/she will be undergone through surgery. In surgery, around 60% and or minus 5-10% will be removed from the donor. That removed part will be placed to the patient who needs the Liver.

    Outcomes after Liver Transplant

    Apart from all, according to the survey, on average Outcomes of Liver Transplant is excellent. After 1 year of a liver transplant, the survival rate of the recipient is 88%. And after 5 years, recipients survival is 74%

    Liver Transplant Success Rate

    As we know it is very major surgery and the possibility of developing problems during and after surgery is high. Chances if success rate in the best of the best hand is around 90-92%. So now the question comes, suppose if you overcome this problem of life, the risk of around 8-10% what is the life after this once we are under over Liver Transplant

    Liver Transplant Success Rate

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    The best part of a liver transplant is that the donor's liver will regenerate to almost its size in 6-8 weeks. Donors show the most evidence of complete personal and professional restoration after 6-8 weeks. The risk associated with a liver donation: possible allergic reaction to anesthesia.

    Whether you are giving away part of your liver or getting a new one, life usually returns to normal within a few months after surgery. By the time you hit the 3-month mark, your liver will probably reach its normal size and you will be back to your normal routine.

    Primary failure (the liver never works) Delayed liver function (the liver does not work right away) Bleeding (requires surgery) Clotting of the major blood vessels in the liver.

    A living donor transplant is a surgical procedure to remove an organ or part of an organ from a living person and place it in another person whose organ is no longer working properly.

    You get a liver from a donor who has familial amyloidosis in a domino liver transplant.

    Liver dialysis similar to kidney dialysis allows your blood to be purified after liver failure. Your blood will be drawn from your body and pumped through a set of filters to purify it. The procedure can take up to 6 hours, but you may only need one or two sessions because the treatment restarts the damaged liver.

    According to one study, people who have a liver transplant have an 89% chance of living after one year. Seventy-five percent of people survive five years.

    A living donor liver fully grows back in 4 months and will eventually regain full function. The donated portion does the same for the recipient. A liver from a deceased donor can also be divided and transplanted into 2 recipients.

    Living donor liver transplants are more common among children who need a liver transplant than among adults because adequate deceased donor organs are in short supply. Most living liver donors are close relatives or friends of liver transplant candidates.