Liver transplant in India is the best treatment option for people who have end-stage liver failure that can't be controlled using other treatments. Liver failure can occur rapidly, in a matter of weeks (acute liver failure), or it can occur slowly over months and years (chronic liver failure).
Liver failure has many causes, including:
Early-stage liver cancer
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Biliary duct atresia
Liver transplant in India can be done using a living donor or a cadaver i.e. a person who has died and donated his liver. There are very few surgeons and hospitals that perform a cadaver liver transplant and the waiting time is also long in the case of a Cadaver Liver Transplant.
The donor in the case of Liver Transplant Surgery in India has to be a family member which means the donor can be from among the parents, children and siblings. In case of the donor being a non family member the association with the patient has to be for a long time and a close relative of the donor must also approve of the same.
A small percentage of liver transplants are completed each year using a portion of a liver from a living donor. If you have a family member or friend who is willing to donate part of his or her liver to you, talk to your transplant team about this option. However now a days cadaver liver transplant is also being done. Dr Ankur Garg at Metro Hospital, Faridabad, Noida and Jaipur, India is one of the best liver transplant surgeons in India. He has a very high success rate. The biggest challange that comes in case of cadaver liver transplant is that of the availability. However at Metro Hospital, Faridabad the waiting period is around 2-3 months for cadaveric liver transplant. Dr Ankur Garg has pioneered another type of liver transplant that is called ABO incompatible liver transplant which is done incase patient is not having a matching donor. In this type of liver transplant in India liver is taken from donor with a mismatched blood group. Itr is boon for patients who do not having a matching donor for liver transplant in India and are at end stage liver disease.
Living-donor transplants have good results, just like transplants using livers from deceased donors. But fewer living transplants are performed because of restrictions on the donor's age, size and health that make finding a good match difficult. The surgery carries risks for the donor. If you're receiving a liver transplant from a living donor, such as a friend or family member, surgeons will transplant a portion of the donor's liver in your body. Surgeons first operate on the donor, removing the portion of the liver for transplant. Then surgeons remove your diseased liver and place the donated liver portion in your body. They then connect your blood vessels and bile ducts to the new liver.
The cost of liver transplant surgery in India is in the range of USD 45000-60000 which includes the cost for the donor and the recipient. However the costs could vary depending upon the general health of the recipient and the co-morbidities present. The Cost of Liver Transplant Surgery at Nanavati Hospital Mumbai would be in the range of USD 30000-40000.
Special medications are used more often than not to prevent the rejection of the liver and the cost of these medications are in the range of USD 10000-12000 depending on the brand of the medicine.
The hospital stay for the donor is around 7 days and the hospital stay for the recipient is around 30 days
The patient and the donor both need to be under the observation of the gastroenterologist even after discharge from the hospital to make sure that nothing goes wrong and if there is any kind of problem then it is managed properly and in time to prevent the rejection of the transplanted liver.
There are many touts in the Indian market who would promise to get you a donor for a price, you must stay clear of such people as this is an illegal act in India and both the recipient and the tout could land in trouble. Always approach the hospital directly for Liver Transplant Surgery in India.
Cancer treatment requires high quality equipments and care. Hence in India cancer hospitals are majorly tertiary care setups. Some of the best cancer hospitals in India with best in class facilities are located in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai. In Delhi/NCR we have hospitals like Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India whcih is considered as one of the most advanced hospitals for cancer treatment. Apart from Fortis we have Paras Hospital Gurgaon, India which is a great setup for cancer surgeries. Similarly in Munbai we have Nanavati hospital which offers great cancer treatment facilities all the way from cancer surgery, chemotherapy, liver transplant, bone marrow transplant and even heart and lung transplants.
Our Hospitals have the latest MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, PET CT Scan, Gamma Camera (Nuclear Medicine Scans), Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife, Cyber Knife, Thoracosopy, Sleep Study, Lung Ultrasound, Bronchoscopy, EBUS etc which gives us the diagnostic and theraputic confidence for providing the right treatment.
Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with hepa-filters for zero infection rate and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients. Similarly in cases of transplant our well equipped isolation rooms ensure a zero infection rate which is very important for transplant patients as they have compromised immunity after the surgery.
Our team of doctors include some of the best names from the Indian Medical Fraternity. Dr Ankur Garg - Liver Transplant, Hepato Biliary and Pancreatic Cancer Surgeon, Dr Kaushal Yadav, Dr Abhishek Mitra, Dr Niranjan Naik, Dr Rama Joshi, Dr Sumita Singh, Dr Priyanjana Sharma, Dr Shilpi Sharma Dr Rajiv Yadav, Dr Vikram Singh- All Cancer Surgeons, Dr Pradeep Bansal and Dr Dipanshu Gupta - Urologist and Kidney Transplant Surgeons, Dr Rahul Bhargava and Dr Dharma Choudhary - Bone Marrow Transplant Specialists, Dr Vinod Raina, Dr Suresh Advani - Medical Oncologists, Dr Sandeep Attawar and Dr Hemant Pathare - Heart & Lung Transplant Surgeons, Dr J S Virk- Orthopaedic Cancer Surgeon, Dr Amal Roay Chaudhoory and Dr Subodh Pande Radiation Oncologists.
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