MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery
Honorary Consultant - Surgical Gastroentrology
Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai +2 more
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Liver Transplant Specialist, Robotic Surgeon
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship
Senior Consultant - Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery
Reliance Hospital, Navi Mumbai +3 more
Liver Transplant Specialist
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Why is a liver transplant needed?
The liver is the largest internal organ in your body. A liver transplant means replacing a diseased liver with a healthy one using surgical procedures. A liver transplant is needed when a liver failure happens. When all other treatments fail to help the patient, a liver transplant is performed.
Liver failure can occur due to several conditions, some of which are:
Hepatitis B and C
Alcoholic Liver Disease
Fatty Liver Disease
Birth defects of Liver
Cancer that has spread to outside of the liver
What are the requirements for a liver transplant?
A liver transplant can be a complex operation. A specialist surgeon can perform the operation. It is crucial that you should be diagnosed with a condition that only surgery can cure for liver transplantation.
Your doctor will run various tests including CT, X-rays, Doppler ultrasound, blood tests and more to check your liver. Diseased or living donors can both donate their livers for transplantation.
How long does the transplanted liver work in a patient?
A liver transplant is performed based on a patient’s condition. Only in most severe cases is this operation performed. Liver transplants have mostly been successful in India.
The patient can lead a healthy and normal life for more than 30 years after the operation. The survival rate of liver transplants is 75 percent in India.
Mrs. Janki Devi
Mrs Janki Devi (name changed), a 61 years old resident of Gujrat was diagnosed with Liver Cirrhosis and was in a very critical state. She was getting dialysis at a hospital in Gujrat but wasn’t happy with the facility. Mrs Devi was advised Liver Transplant by her doctor. Her son contacted Credihealth to help with doctor and hospital recommendations.
How We Helped:
The medical expert took a brief medical history. The expert gave information about liver transplant and guided them regarding donor and registration protocols for the surgery. The expert recommended specialists and hospitals in Mumbai for Mrs Janki Devi.
Mrs Devi’s relative consulted with the specialist in Mumbai. Since Mrs Devi wasn’t in the condition to travel, the specialist visited her in Gujarat to check on her condition.
With the help of an ambulance, Mrs Janki Devi was moved to the hospital in Mumbai. The expert assisted with the admission process and documentation procedures within the hospital.
Mrs Devi and her family were happy with Credihealth’s expert and recommend Credihealth’s services to anyone looking for medical assistance.