Mumbai – Destination of Choice for Hand Transplants

02/12/2021

In 2020 amidst the fright of pandemic, Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai performed the first Bilateral Hand Transplant in Western India and after a year, Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai successfully performed first time in India, two, Bilateral Hand Transplants on quadruple amputee patients within 15 days.

24 years old Monika More, a train accident victim was the first to receive this blessing of Medical Science a year back. Monika, works as a Patient Care Coordinator at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, within a year and is an inspiration to millions of people around.

22 year old, Jagdev Singh an aspiring Kabaddi player from Rajasthan and 33 year old, Prakash Shelar, an Accountant from Pune were the victims of electrical burns and had lost both their upper and lower limbs. They were successfully operated for Bilateral Hand Transplant at Global Hospital Parel, Mumbai in the month of October 2021 which is the first instance in India of a successful outcome of bilateral hand transplants in quadruple amputee patients.

Bilateral hand transplant surgery is a rare and complex procedure categorized as Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA), and it involves connecting the main arteries, bones, multiple veins, nerves, muscles and tendons. Our team coordinated and worked at 4 stations simultaneously in order to prepare both hands of recipient and donor, and then join them accurately and precisely. For someone who does not have hands, this procedure can make a huge difference in their lives.

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