Heart & Lung Surgery Hospital in Hyderabad
Centre of Excellence for Heart & Lung Transplant, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad
The Centre at Yashoda Hospitals for Heart & Lung Transplants & Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems has qualified Cardio-Pulmonary Transplant surgeons, Transplant Pulmonologist, Cardiothoracic surgeons, Interventional Cardiologists, Interventional Pulmonologists and Transplant Anesthesiologists, Critical care specialists specialised in also recognised as one of the best in their respective fields.
The surgeries performed for Heart-Lung transplantation require proficiency and in-depth expertise in all aspects of care, right from the patient selection for organ transplantation, to organ retrieval, the transplant itself, pre & post inpatient care, equipment, infrastructure and a multidisciplinary team of specialists to achieve the best outcomes. Personalised Physiotherapy, Diet, Rehabilitation and Psychology services for the Transplant patients are provided to ensure the best patient outcomes. Lastly, to assist with all patient queries, logistics, accommodation, registration, doctor appointments and other services, a single point program coordinator is assigned who assists and coordinates all aspects of care from pre-transplant evaluation and workup to postoperative follow-up care management.
The centre provides evidence-based and patient-centric comprehensive care personalized to each patient. We aim to deliver the best outcomes for all our patients. We also believe that we have assembled one of the finest teams of medical practitioners and ancillary staff from around the world with world-class infrastructure at your service.
The department is prominent in India for the state of the art infrastructure and globally renowned transplant surgeons. The hospital houses dedicated ICUs for Heart & Lung transplants. They provide comprehensive services including logistics support for Air Ambulance Services, multidisciplinary post-operative care for all patients including Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation and 24/7 emergency services.
Technology & Facilities
Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad takes immense pride in being the pioneer of bringing advanced technology to the patients for the treatment of various heart & lung transplant surgeries.
The advanced technology include Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices (MCS) such as:
- Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
- Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD)
- Bi-ventricular Assist Devices (BiVAD)
- Artificial Heart
Our facilities include:
- World class Heart & Lung Transplant team led by Dr. Kumud Kumar Dhital who is the Pioneer of the World’s First Dead Heart Transplant.
- India’s only fully qualified DM Transplant Pulmonologist .
- Best interventional Pulmonary, Transplant Cardiology, Heart Failure, and EP services in the country with 24/7 availability.
- Eminent Critical Care, Anaesthesia and Transplant Cardio-thoracic team .
- Best in class Transplant infrastructure with fore dedicated OTs and post-operative recovery rooms with laminar air flow and Hepa Filters .
- Comprehensive multidisciplinary approach.
- Logistical support including air ambulance service for national or international transfer and retrieval of patients.
- Dedicated transplant coordination team to support patients 24/7 and to facilitate all logistical and clinical care requirements.
What is a combined heart-lung transplant?
A combined Heart-Lung transplantation is a rare and major surgical procedure which is performed for patients with diseased heart and lungs. During this procedure, a person’s diseased heart and lungs are replaced with that of a recently deceased (dead) donor. This procedure aims to extend or improve the quality of life for candidates suitable for the organ transplants.
How common are heart-lung transplants?
The fact is that the availability of suitable donors is very limited and medical intervention remains essential for the treatment of many patients. This means that a successful donation can only go forward if the donor and recipient are in relative geographic proximity.
Why is heart-lung transplant necessary?
Heart and lungs coordinate with each other and healthcare professionals generally use the term ‘Cardiothoracic’ to describe this close association. While the heart and lungs work together to pump oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body, our body’s cells use this oxygen for energy. The oxygen-poor blood is then pumped back to the lungs and this process commences again.
Can an individual get a heart and lung transplant at the same time?
A heart-lung transplantation is a major surgery performed to replace a person’s diseased heart and lungs with those of a donor. It is offered to individuals with both heart and lung failure when all the other treatment options fail.
What are the contraindications of heart-lung transplant?
Absolute contraindications for a heart-lung transplant include:
- Age over 65 years with other serious health condition
- Blood poisoning (septicaemia)
- Having an incurable form of cancer
- Over alcohol or drug consumption
- Having a mental health condition, such as schizophrenia
Relative contraindications for a heart-lung transplant include:
- Having HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C
- Being obese
- Having severe diabetes that has caused damage to the organs, or having severe osteoporosis
What are the risks following a heart-lung transplant?
One of the biggest risks after having a heart-lung transplant is that the body will reject the new heart and lungs despite taking immunosuppressants.
There are two types of organ rejection:
- Acute rejection – rejection after the surgery
- Chronic rejection – rejection occurs within months or years after the surgery