A liver transplant is a surgical procedure involving the removal of the damaged part of a liver and replacing it with a healthy liver, which might be donated from a living or deceased donor. The liver is the largest internal organ in the body and performs several vital functions such as,
Removal of bacteria and other toxins of the blood.
Prevention of infection and managing the immune responses.
Bile production for the absorption of fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins.
Processing other nutrients, medications and hormones.
Production of proteins to help to a clot of blood.
Why is a liver transplant needed?
A liver transplant is the last choice of treatment recommended by the doctors when all other options fail. The most common condition for which liver transplant is done in chronic liver disease, which takes place gradually over several months or years. Cirrhosis is the main reason which leads to chronic liver disease.
Common causes of cirrhosis are:
Alcoholic liver disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Genetic liver disease
Disorders affecting bile ducts
Hepatitis B and C
Conditions that contradict the liver transplant surgery
It is highly crucial that a person who has been recommended to survive the surgery without fatal complications. He or she must have a strong immune system. Some conditions entirely contradict the liver transplant surgery. These conditions are listed below:
Chronic and irreversible medical illness
Pulmonary hypertension (severe cases)
Drug or alcohol abuse
Any psychiatric disease
The best liver transplant hospitals in India
Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon
Medanta Hospital was founded in 2009 by the renowned Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. NareshTrehan.
The hospital is both NABH and NABL accredited.
Centers of excellence include the Heart Institute, Institute of Neurosciences, Bone & Joint Institute, Kidney & Urology Institute, Cancer Institute and Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology.
It is the first hospital in the country that offers Robotic Surgeries in Cardiology, Urology, and Gynaecology.
Awarded as the Best Multispecialty Hospital by Asia’s First Bloodless Bone Marrow Transplant HealthCare Global Enterprises (HCG) in 2010.
Awarded the VC Circle Healthcare Awards for Single Specialty Healthcare Entity category in 2013.
Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin is the senior-most liver transplant surgeon working with the hospital.
He has an overall experience of 21 years and has performed 1500 liver transplants and 12000 other complex liver, gallbladder and bile duct surgeries.
BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
Eminent Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. B.L. Kapur had established the BLK Super Specialty Hospital in 1959. It was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.
The super-specialty hospital is both NABH and NABL accredited.
It has 17 modern well equipped modular operation theatres and houses 650 beds.
BLK Super Specialty Hospital is the first of its kind in the NCR region to install and start the use of automatic pneumatic chute system that enhances health care.
It has one of the largest critical care programs in the region with 125 beds in different intensive care units in Medical, Surgical, Cardiac, Paediatrics, Neonatology, Neurosciences, and Organ Transplant departments.
Leading Doctor -
Dr. Sanjay Singh Negi is the senior liver transplant surgeon in the hospital with 20 years of experience.
His special interests include Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery such as liver resections to treat cancer of the liver, gallbladder and bile duct, Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer, advanced laparoscopic surgery, etc.
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
Established in 1996, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is NABH, NABL and JCI accredited.
The first hospital in India to perform a Paediatric Liver Transplant in 1998.
Awarded a Special Commendation for the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award by a jury chaired by Justice P. N. Bhagwati and Former Chief Justice of India for the hospital's environmental practices.
The first successful pediatric re-transplant and pediatric cadaver transplant for liver cancer also took place in the hospital in the year 2002 and 2007 respectively.
The first HIV patient who needed a liver transplant was also treated in 2008 in the hospital.
Leading Doctor -
Dr. Neerav Goyal is senior liver transplant surgeon working with the hospital with an experience of nearly 18 years.
Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Established in 2007, Artemis Hospital is a super-specialty hospital in Gurgaon, Delhi.
With an area spread across 9 acres, the hospital houses 380 beds.
It is the first JCI and NABH accredited hospital in Gurgaon.
In 2011 it received the 'Asia Pacific Hand Hygiene Excellence Award' by WHO.
Along with state-of-the-art infrastructure, the hospital excels in the fields of cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, orthopaedics and emergency care
Leading doctor -
Dr. Randip Ray is a senior hepatologist with an experience of more than 12 years in liver transplantation.
His areas of interest include management of bile duct injuries, liver transplant in pediatric patients and donor safety in living donor liver transplant.
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Gurgaon
Max Super Specialty Hospital in Gurgaon was founded in 2007
Express Healthcare Awards for Excellence in Healthcare
First Multi, Super Speciality Tertiary Care Location
The hospital provides centers of excellence for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Medical & Surgical Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS), Endocrinology & Endocrine Surgery, IVF, Nephrology, Neurosciences, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology
The hospital is ISO 9001:2001, NABH & NABL certification for its laboratories.
Max Healthcare holds a team of 2300 leading doctors, 3300 nurses, 3200 trained staff
Max Gurgaon, Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery has been accredited as a Centre of Excellence for providing state-of-the-art Clinical Services and Surgical Training Programmes for Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery.
Known for affordable liver transplant cost in India.
Dr. Subhash Gupta is a senior hepatologist working with the hospital for several years.
He has pioneered the development of Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) in India
The Institute of Post Graduate Education and Medical Research, Kolkata has also honored him with the position of Professor of Liver Transplantation