Living Donor Liver Transplant cost in India

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Get living donor liver transplant surgery in Chennai at Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre by the best team of liver transplant specialists in Chennai headed by the top most liver transplant surgeon in India, Dr Rela Mohammed.

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Living Donor Liver Transplantation:

Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Living Donor Liver Transplantation:

Living Donor Liver Transplantation Living donor liver transplantation is a surgical procedure of removing a piece of liver from a living donor and transplant into the recipient. Living donor liver transplantation is the most common and preferred type because of the liver’s unique property to regenerate itself.

Liver Regeneration:

Liver Regeneration Liver regeneration is a unique process with an extraordinary ability to regenerate over a short period of time, within 6 to 8 weeks. The understanding of the process of liver regeneration has helped in more liver transplantations for patients with severe liver damage and end stage liver disease. When a part of the donor’s liver is removed, the remaining part grows back to its normal size. Initially, majority of living donor liver transplants were performed in children who needed transplant, using adult donors.

Advantages of Living Donor Liver Transplantation:

Advantages of Living Donor Liver Transplantation The main advantage of living donor liver transplantation is the waiting period which is prolonged is cadaveric liver transplantation. Surgeries can be better planned in living donor transplantation as the donor and recipient are well prepared for the procedure. The transport time is reduced as the donor and recipient are in adjacent operating rooms. The quality of the liver graft is better and fresh when compared to a cadaveric liver graft. Living donor liver transplantation improves the chances of transplant success.

Living Liver Donor:

Living Liver Donor Basic requirement to become a potential donor include: Donor’s age should be between 18 to 50 years Donor should be in good health with no co-morbid medical history Donor should be blood group compatible

Donor Evaluation :

Donor Evaluation With the confirmation of blood type compatibility, the donor is advised to undergo a series of tests to evaluate the overall health. These tests include: Liver Function Test Chest X Ray Electrocardiogram Ultrasound of Abdomen Documentation with government bodies is required to show relationship between the recipient and the donor.

Donor Surgery:

Donor Surgery The donor surgery takes place under general anaesthesia . The surgery usually takes 6 – 8 hours. According to the plan, the liver is cut into two pieces without damaging the blood vessels. The donated part is flushed with fluid for preservation and stored at cold temperatures. A drain is placed in the abdomen which will remain for a week or longer.

Post Surgery:

Post Surgery The duration of hospital stay is usually 7 days for donors. Immediately after the surgery, the donor is kept under observation in ICU for 2 - 3 days. During the ICU stay, donors are continuously administered with pain killers. Regular blood tests and scans are carried out during the ICU and ward stay. Once reached a stable stage, the donor is advised to walk and take normal diet.

Donor Risk:

Donor Risk Serious risk related to death in rare in living donors. 10% of living liver donor experience complications such as: Bleeding Infection Bile leaks Clots in the veins of legs Much rare complications can be treated well with medications or minor surgeries.

RIMC Advantage:

RIMC Advantage Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre has the best living donor liver transplantation facilities in the region. RIMC is fully equipped with the best living donor liver transplantation team, innovative technology and state-of-the-art facilities making it the best liver transplant hospitals in Chennai, India Under the guidance of world renowned surgeon, Prof. Mohamed Rela , the transplant team at RIMC has pioneered in break through surgeries and have come up as the best living liver donor transplant hospitals in India