Liver Transplantation also called hepatic Transplantation is a surgical process in which an unhealthy or failed liver is replaced by another full or partial liver of another person.
Frequently Asked Questions
A liver transplant is needed when a liver is at last stage disease and completely damaged. It is mostly needed in cases with liver cirrhosis where the damage in the liver is irreversible and no more medical management can be done. In kids, a liver transplant may be needed in case of metabolic disorders or Biliary Atresia.
We personally are the pioneers fast rack in liver transplant where we discharge liver patients on day 3. While in general, normal or stable liver transplant patients discharge within 5-6 days and unstable patient within 8-10 days.
Yes, a person with liver cancer can get a liver transplant only if cancer in the liver has not spread to other organs.
In India, there are 90% survival rates up to 5 years after a Liver Transplant. We personally have a 91% success rate of liver transplants.
The normal recovery time after a liver transplant is 3 months.
The minimum time for waiting on a waitlist is 6 months to a maximum of 2 years depending upon the sickness and severity of the patient.
Rejection of the new organ is common and can be reversed or treated by medications if diagnosed on time.
Yes, a liver transplant patient can exercise starting from moderate exercise on day 2 after surgery like walking and some floor exercises. After 3 months of surgery, a patient can continue routine exercise.
Different Hospitals have different payment policies for the transplantation cost. You can contact your hospital to enquire about the same.