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Overview

Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant, Global Hospital 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 commonly the whole liver is transplanted. 

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 its original size through the shape that will become different. Liver transplant is usually done on those whose liver disease has progressed so much that their general condition is critical. 

We have the best liver transplant surgeon in Mumbai to perform such surgeries. The Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences in Global Hospital, Mumbai is one of the best hospitals for liver transplantation in Mumbai. Having some of the best hepatologist in Mumbai on board, has always worked in 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 hospitals for liver transplant surgery in Mumbai. This has been possible because the Centre has specialized doctors, and the entire team has excellent experience in liver transplantation in India. 

 

Why choose Global Hospital Mumbai for treatment of Liver Cirrhosis or liver failure

Patients choose us for their treatment because we are one of the best hospitals for liver transplant 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. It is the combined effort of training and patient care that makes our liver transplantation department, class-apart, and that is why we are known as the one amongst the best hospitals for the liver transplant surgery in Mumbai. We will help you in going through all the options and assist you in making healthy and fully informed decisions. 

Being among some of the best hospitals for liver transplantation in Mumbai and also having some of the best hepatologist in Mumbai, we provide you with all the medical assistance. We make sure that you never have any doubts about the medication we provide. We have the most experienced doctors and specialists to give you expert advice when you have any confusion regarding any matter. We have grown continuously and evolved to meet the needs of the families we serve. We have the best liver transplant surgeon in Mumbai for liver failures. Our department’s advantage is that, we not only provide care and treatment but also promote preventive care by educating them about periodic comprehensive health check-ups.

Diagonsis of Liver Dieases

The Liver transplant department of our hospital provides class apart medical services to our patients. We have some of the best doctors for liver transplant in Mumbai, who specializes 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 department of our hospital, 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 the 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 the end-stage liver disease (ESLD), and the only treatment at this stage 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 in decreasing 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 Cirrhosis or Liver Failure

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

 Who needs a liver transplant? 

Liver transplant is usually a treatment option for people who have high complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. Our hospital is one of the best hospitals for liver transplant in Mumbai, where you will find the best team for the treatment for 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 affecting the liver (including Wilson's disease and hemochromatosis ).
  • Diseases that affect the bile ducts (the tubes that carry bile away from the liver), such as primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and biliary atresia. 

What are the different types of liver transplant?

Different types of liver transplant 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
  • You have any medical conditions that will interfere with the transplant process

What is done during liver transplant surgery?

During the surgery, if the liver is taken from the deceased body, then you will be asked to come to the hospital immediately. The surgeon will make a long incision and disconnect the blood supply to the liver and bile duct and then take out 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 the donor and take the liver and place it in the recipient’s body. 

The transplanted portion in the recipient’s body and the and portion which is 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 the 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, which will be every week at the start and then reduces gradually. 

Our hospital will provide you with the best hepatologists in Mumbai who will personally 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 Hospitals, 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 Ravi Mohanka

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), ASTS fellow (Transplant Surgery), MBA

Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon

Dr Anurag Shrimal

MBBS, MS, DNB, M.N.A.M.S, Fellowship-ASTS

Senior Consultant & Lead Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgeon

Dr Prashantha S Rao

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Surgical Gastroenterology (Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi), Fellowship in Liver Transplantation (Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi)

Senior Consultant and Lead Deceased Donor Liver Transplant Program

Dr Vinayak Nikam

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology)

Consultant HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery

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