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Liver Transplant

Liver Transplant is a major operation that takes place only in a specialized transplant center. During a Liver Transplantation, the surgeon removes the diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy one. The patient having end-stage liver disease can only be treated by a Liver Transplant. It is of mainly two types: DECEASED Donor Liver Transplant (DDLT), and LIVE Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT).

For most transplants the livers come from donors who have died. This type of Donor is called as DECEASED Donor. Sometimes, a healthy person donates part of his or, her liver for close relatives this is called as LIVING Donor. All donated Livers of Deceased/ Living donors are tested before subjecting to transplant surgery. The testing makes sure that the donor’s liver should work as it should, matches the patient’s blood type, and is of right size, so it has the best chance of working in the body.

Yashoda Hospitals’ Institute of Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Diseases’ evaluation team includes cardiologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Anaesthetist, Dentist, Nutritionist etc. The team has to give medical fitness clearance, on basis of which the transplant is planned. In case of Living Donor Liver Transplant, the donor safety is of utmost importance and hence, the living donor evaluation is more extensive and elaborate. The Institute of Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Diseases has a high success rate, which is on par with the best centers in the world.

Evaluation before Liver Transplant

If a liver transplant is recommended, the integrated liver care team of Yashoda Institute of Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Diseases, will evaluate the recipient as well as donor thoroughly before performing the transplant. A battery of investigations are done to ensure the fitness of the recipient and the donor. The vital organs- Heart, Lungs, Kidney and all others should be in good shape prior to the transplant.

The team that includes Cardiologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Anaesthetist, Dentist, Nutritionist etc. have to give medical fitness clearance, on basis of which the transplant is planned.

In case of Living Donor Liver Transplant, the donor safety is of utmost importance and hence, the living donor evaluation is more extensive and elaborate.