Liver transplantation is a complex surgical procedure that involves the removal of a damaged or diseased liver from one individual and the replacement with a healthy liver from a donor.
Since the liver is the only organ in the body capable of regenerating, a transplanted portion of a liver can fully regrow within a matter of months. Frequently, donated livers come from individuals who were registered organ donors and have passed away. However, due to the liver's remarkable regenerative capacity, it is also possible for a living person to donate a segment of their liver to someone in need of a transplant.
What is a living donor liver transplantation?
During a living donor liver transplant, a segment of a healthy individual's liver (the donor) is surgically removed and transplanted into another person (the recipient) in order to replace their diseased liver. Both the donor's and recipient's livers will undergo a natural regenerative process over the course of the following months, gradually restoring their full functionality.
Why KIMS for Cadaver Liver Transplant?
At KIMS, our super specialty doctors evaluate patients and prognosis. Our hepatologists collaborate with physicians, cardiologists, transplant coordinators, psychiatrists, and financial counselors. Extensive diagnostic tests prepare patients for surgery.
We utilize a network of multi-organ harvesting units to find a cadaver liver match. Our hospital authorities assist with documentation for speedy transplantation. Long-term aftercare is provided.
A liver transplant is a complex and time-consuming procedure that usually takes around 12 to 14 hours. Once the patient is administered anesthesia, they are prepared for surgery. To aid in breathing during the operation, a tube is inserted through the trachea.
Various artificial tubes are also inserted to ensure the body's vital functions remain intact. The damaged liver is then removed and replaced with a segment of liver obtained from a deceased donor. Following the surgery, the patient is carefully monitored in the ICU until they regain their strength. Typically, three tubes are placed in the abdomen to drain any blood and fluid surrounding the liver until the situation stabilizes. In certain cases, a T-tube may be inserted to facilitate the drainage of bile from the liver duct. The patient may need to remain hospitalized for a week or possibly longer.
IInfection: In rare cases, there is a possibility of infection around the liver which can lead to the death of the patient. However, most infections can be effectively treated.
Rejection: The body's immune system may reject the new liver since it is a foreign object. To prevent rejection, the patient is prescribed anti-rejection medications or immune suppressants, which may be required for up to a year. It is recommended to seek readmission to the hospital for better care during a rejection episode.
The liver transplant procedure requires delicate precision and utmost care. At KIMS, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our patients with a dedicated team of doctors and caregivers available round the clock. Our highly skilled cadaver liver transplant experts have achieved a 100% success rate, and we closely monitor and follow up with patients to ensure their full recovery. Regular follow-up visits are essential to monitor vital signs, make necessary dietary adjustments, and adopt a healthy lifestyle for optimal results.
At KIMS, we are committed to providing international-standard treatment in Hyderabad at an affordable cost. We have successfully treated patients from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, and the Middle East who have sought affordable cadaver liver transplant surgery.
Our expert hepatologists have extensive experience in treating rare conditions such as hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, and amyloidosis. KIMS is a one-of-a-kind hospital in Hyderabad and South Asia, offering affordable and comprehensive acute liver care that meets international standards.
Liver transplant is a major surgery and details information needs to be taken prior treatment. Contact us today to know in details for doing Liver transplant at KIMS hospitals.