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Liver Transplant

Department of Liver Transplant: Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai

The Department of Liver Transplant & Biliary Sciences. A liver transplant surgery is performed in the case of liver failure where the patient’s liver is completely removed, and a new one is put in the same place, which is taken from a liver donor, after joining the blood vessels and the bile duct. The donor’s liver is usually from a family member who donates part of his or her liver or can be from a dead person where the whole liver is usually transplanted.

Liver transplantation is usually done on those whose liver disease has progressed so much that their general condition is critical. Although we only have one liver in our body, the liver can now be safely divided into two parts so that one part can be taken out for transplantation and the remaining liver is enough for the donor. Both these portions can regenerate quickly to their original size through the shape that will become different.

We have the best liver transplant surgeon in Mumbai to perform such surgeries. The Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences in Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, is the best liver transplant Centre in Mumbai. We have some of the best hepatologists in Mumbai onboard has always worked in our favour of us. Many patients from overseas choose to come here for their treatment as the outcomes have been phenomenally successful, and that has made us one of the best liver transplant surgery hospitals in Mumbai. This has been possible because the Centre has specialized surgeon, and the entire team has excellent experience in liver transplantation in India.

Why Choose Us for Liver Care services?

Patients choose the Global Hospital, Department of liver transplant Mumbai, for their treatment because we are one of the best liver transplant hospitals in Mumbai. You will experience the best care and treatment here. All our technological advancements are solely dedicated to liver transplants and for the betterment of our patients. The combined effort of training and patient care makes our transplantation of liver department a class-apart, and that is why we are known as one of the best hospitals for liver transplant surgery in Mumbai. We will help you go through all the options and assist you in making healthy and fully informed decisions.

We have grown continuously and evolved to meet the needs of the families we serve. Being among some of the best liver transplant hospitals in Mumbai and having some of the best hepatologists in Mumbai, we provide you with all the medical assistance. We make sure that you never have any doubts about our medication. We have the most experienced liver specialists and doctors to give you expert advice when you are confused about any matter. We have the best liver transplant surgeon in Mumbai for liver failures. Our department’s advantage is that we provide care and treatment and promote preventive care by educating them about periodic comprehensive health check-ups.

Diagnosis of Liver Diseases

The department of Liver transplant in Mumbai provides class apart medical services to our patients. At the Department of Liver transplant, Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, we have some of the best liver transplant doctors in Mumbai who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of liver failure. We are one of the best hospitals for liver transplant surgery in Mumbai who provide a full scope of wellness care. The liver transplantation hospital in Mumbai, department, which has a specialized team of doctors, specialists, and nurses, will get to you immediately and give you the best care and treatment which you need. Being one of the best hospitals for the treatment of liver cirrhosis in Mumbai, we never take any health condition lightly. 

Liver Cirrhosis

It is a complication of liver disease that involves the loss of liver cells and irreversible scarring of the liver. Although there are many other causes, alcohol and viral hepatitis B and C are common causes of cirrhosis.

What are the symptoms of liver cirrhosis or liver failure?

Some of the symptoms of liver cirrhosis are loss of appetite, weakness, itching, easy bruising, yellowing of the skin (jaundice), and fatigue. These symptoms can be diagnosed by physical examinations, blood tests and can be confirmed by liver biopsy.

What other liver diseases or condition warrants a liver transplant?

Inflammation of the liver is the starting stage of liver disease. If this inflammation is not treated, then it can lead to scarring (fibrosis). At this stage, it is still possible to heal the liver with treatment. It may result in cirrhosis if the fibrosis is not treated. At this stage, though the scarring cannot be healed, it may be prevented or slowed. People with cirrhosis who have signs of complications may develop end-stage liver disease (ESLD), and the only treatment is liver transplantation.

How is liver cirrhosis diagnosed and treated?

The diagnosis of liver cirrhosis is

  • Treatment for alcohol dependency
  • Weight loss
  • Medications to control hepatitis
  • Medications are provided to control other causes and symptoms of cirrhosis
  • Excess fluid in your body
  • Infections
  • Portal hypertension
  • Increased liver cancer risk
  • Hepatic encephalopathy 

These treatments will help decrease the chances for liver cirrhosis, and our hospital has some of the best liver transplant specialists in Mumbai who will take care of your health in the best way possible

Treatment for Liver Diseases

A liver transplant is a procedure that removes a failed liver and replaces it with a healthy one taken from a donor who may be a living donor or a deceased donor.

Who needs a liver transplant?

A liver transplant is usually a treatment option for people who have high complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. Our hospital is the liver transplant centre in Mumbai, where you will find the best team for the treatment of liver failure. We also have the best liver transplant surgeon in Mumbai for the treatment of our patients. 

What are the symptoms of liver cirrhosis?

The major symptoms that cause liver cirrhosis are 

  • Hepatitis B and C.
  • Alcoholic liver disease.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Genetic diseases affect the liver (including Wilson’s disease and hemochromatosis ).
  • Diseases that affect the bile ducts (the tubes that carry bile away from the liver) include primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and biliary atresia. 

What are the different types of liver transplants?

Different types of liver transplants are

  • Living donor liver transplantation
  • Cadaver liver transplantation
  • Domino liver transplantation
  • Split liver transplantation
  • Auxiliary liver transplantation
  • Paediatric liver transplantation

Who will evaluate me during the process?

The evaluation process will help in determining whether you are a suitable candidate for the transplantation or not. The evaluation process will check if

  • You are healthy to tolerate the post medication of the surgery
  • Do you have any medical conditions that will interfere with the transplant process

What is done during liver transplant surgery?

If the liver is taken from the deceased body during the surgery, you will be asked to come to the hospital immediately. The surgeon will make a long incision, disconnect the blood supply to the liver and bile duct, and then remove the diseased liver. The donor’s liver is then placed in your body, and the blood supply is reattached. The surgery may take up to 12 hours. And if the liver is coming from a living donor, then the surgeon will operate on the donor, take the liver, and place it in the recipient’s body. 

The transplanted portion in the recipient’s body and the portion left behind in the donor’s body regenerates rapidly. We are one of the best hospitals for liver transplantation in Mumbai, as we have some of the best liver transplant specialists in Mumbai who will give the best outcomes from the surgeries.

How long do I have to stay in the hospital after liver transplantation?

The patient will have to stay in the hospital for at least 10-15 days for recovery.

Are there any complications or risk factors for liver transplantation?

Few risks which are associated with liver transplantation are 

  • Bile duct complications, which may include bile duct leaks or shrinking of the bile ducts
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Failure of a donated liver
  • Infection
  • Rejection of donated liver
  • Mental confusion or seizures

What is the post-liver transplant surgery care to be taken?

Post the surgery, the patient should maintain a proper diet like low-oil food, a well-balanced diet, have lots of fruits and vegetables, and also, they should exercise regularly, which can be of any form like walking, running, swimming, etc.

When should I come for a follow up after liver transplantation?

The patient should have frequent check-ups post the surgery. They will also have blood tests quite often, every week at the start and then reduce gradually. 

Our hospital will provide you with the best hepatologists in Mumbai who will take care of you and provide you with all the care and medications you need. It is our duty to give you the best treatment, and we will not lack in that.

Liver Transplant Specialists, Doctors and Surgeons

The Liver Transplant Program at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai brings together some of the best and most experienced liver transplant surgeons and hepatologists in the country. They have the expertise and specialized skills, dealing with liver failure or liver cirrhosis. A thorough investigation is the first step of effective liver transplant procedure. This helps ascertain the possibility of a successful liver transplant and if the patient is physically and mentally fit to undergo the rigors of a liver transplant surgery. Following the tests and analysis, the liver team will help the patient and caregivers understand the process of the liver transplant surgery. The team includes – hepatologists, intensivists, anaesthetist, liver transplant surgeons, liver transplant co-coordinators, nurses, care managers, physiotherapist, dietitians and other clinicians will work together to manage your care at every stage. The process involves waiting and preparation period, the transplant surgery and post-transplant rehabilitation. Our team remains dedicated and committed to bringing you a full and productive life post liver transplantation.

Dr Gaurav Chaubal

MBBS, MS(General Surgery), MCh (Surgical Gastroenterology) AIIMS- Delhi, Fellowship in Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Duke University Medical Hospital, USA

Director – Liver, Pancreas, Intestine Transplant Program & HPB Surgery

Dr Aditya J. Nanavati

MBBS, MS, Fellowship in Abdominal Transplant Surgery (Duke University, USA)

Senior Consultant - Liver, Pancreas and Intestine Transplant & HPB Surgery

Dr Hunaid Hatimi

MBBS, MS, DNB, MCh (GI Surgery), Fellowship in HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant

Senior Consultant - Liver, Pancreas and Intestine Transplant & HPB Surgery

FAQs related to Liver Transplant

Which is the best liver transplant hospital in Mumbai?

Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, offer the best care in liver disease and transplantation, equipped with the latest and the best facilities for liver transplantation in Mumbai.

What are the few signs of cirrhosis of the liver?

A few signs and symptoms of liver cirrhosis are weakness, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin (jaundice), itching, easy bruising, and fatigue.

What happens in a liver transplant?

A liver transplant or liver transplantation is a major procedure. A failed liver is removed and replaced with a healthy liver generally taken from a living donor or a deceased donor.

When is a liver transplant needed?

Usually, a liver transplant or liver transplantation treatment is required as an option for people facing high complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease.

What are the different types of liver transplants?

A few different types of liver transplants are Living donor liver transplantation, Paediatric liver transplantation, Split liver transplantation, Domino liver transplantation, Cadaver liver transplantation, Auxiliary liver transplantation.

What is liver transplant?

Liver transplant is a surgery that replaces a non-functional liver (failed liver) with a perfectly functioning and robust liver from a deceased donor or a part of the liver from a healthy living donor. In this procedure, the blood vessels and bile ducts of the recipient’s body are connected to the donor’s liver.

When does one require a liver transplant?

Liver transplant is a recommended treatment for people who suffer from end-stage chronic liver disease (ESLD). It is a progressive illness in which healthy liver tissues are replaced by scarred tissues (cirrhosis) leading to liver decompensation. Liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) is another illness for which a liver transplant is advised. When the liver fails suddenly (Loses more than 75% functioning capacity in a short time) also known as Acute Liver Failure, the patient will be benefitted by an early Liver Transplant. In pediatric age group, inborn errors of metabolism, biliary atresias, hepatoblastomas are also indications for liver transplant.

What is the liver transplant success rate in India?

The liver transplant success rate in India is approximately 80% to 95% with survival rates varying from 60% to 95%, person to person.

Is liver transplant successful?

Liver transplant procedures in general are successful with a success rate being around 75% to 89%. In most cases, both donors and recipients are able to commence routine lives a few weeks after the surgery. However, it can take up to a year to completely recover and experience a good quality of life and have a normal life expectancy in the case of recipients.

What is liver transplant recovery time?

After the liver transplant surgery, it takes up to 10-15 days to be discharged from the hospital for the recipient and 5-7 days for the donor. The donor can return to normal life in a month provided they follow a prescribed diet and a healthy lifestyle. The life expectancy of the donor is not affected after the surgery and does not require medical intervention after two months. The recipient after successful surgery can resume normal life after about two months with adherence to the prescribed diet and lifestyle. It may however take a year to completely recover. The recipient, however, needs to be on life-long prescribed medications as the case may require. This includes both adults and children.

Who all are involved in liver transplantation?

The liver transplant specialist is a team consisting of transplant coordinators, transplant surgeons, hepatologists, psychiatrists, dieticians,nutritionists, nurses and physiotherapists.

How much does liver transplant cost in India?

The cost of liver transplant in India is variable. This is due to factors like choice of hospital, consultant doctors and surgeons, location, availability of high-end equipment, etc.

How much does liver transplant cost in Mumbai?

The cost of liver transplant in Mumbai depends on which hospital, consultant surgeons and doctors one opts for. The cost also varies depending on the urgency of the situation and the availability of donor liver.

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