Organ transplantation is a life-saving surgery that replaces the diseased organ with a healthy organ from a living or deceased person. An organ transplant not only increases the life-span of a patient but also improves their quality of life significantly allowing them to be more physically active and live normally like a healthy individual. Some of the most common organ transplant surgeries include the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, bone marrow and the eyes. Replacing a damaged organ with a healthy organ is a complex and costly procedure. It requires expert surgeons and transplant physicians to avoid complications and revision surgery. Further, it also requires consultation with other departments to declare the patient fit for surgery. The organ transplantation unit at Manipal hospitals is equipped with ultra-modern facilities and expert care to perform transplant surgeries with the utmost care.
Our organ transplant team has the experience of performing more than 2000 successful transplant surgeries
We perform both paediatric and adult transplant procedures
The department is equipped with advanced transplant procedures and highly experienced medical staff
Organ transplant department is fully assisted by world-class infrastructure, sophisticated laboratories and blood transfusion services
Manipal hospitals, being one of the best multi-speciality hospitals in India, patients can access multi-speciality care all under one roof
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The liver is one of the most complex organs playing an important role in the quality of life. Liver transplantation restores a better quality of life and helps patients in living healthy. A pancreas transplant is surgery to implant a healthy pancreas from a donor into a person with diabetes. Pancreas transplants give the person a chance to stop taking…Read More
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Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer is the group of cancers that affect the gastrointestinal tract and other organs that are contained within the digestive system, including the oesophagus, pancreas, stomach, colon, rectum, anus, liver, biliary system, and small intestine. In earlier days, surgery was a unanimous option and considered the chief curative treatment…Read More
In a kidney transplant surgery, a healthy kidney is transplanted from a healthy donor when the patient's kidneys no longer function. Kidney transplant is usually the last and only option for those suffering from end-stage renal failure and have been on haemodialysis. The end-stage renal disease occurs when kidneys lose 90 percent of their normal functional…Read More
Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery involves surgery of liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gall bladder. HPB surgeries involve liver resections for liver cancer and other metastatic liver cancers, bile duct cancers, gall bladder cancers surgery, surgery for pancreatic cancer, Whipple’s resection. Surgeries for benign liver disease as stones in the…Read More
A highly niche and complex surgery extending up to almost 5-6 hours, the Whipple procedure, or pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most common surgery to remove tumors in the pancreas. This type of surgery involves not only the removal but also the reconstruction of a large part of the gastrointestinal tract.Read More
The spleen is an organ that is located under your rib cage on the upper left side of your abdomen. It helps fight infection and filters waste material such as old or damaged blood cells from your blood. Splenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your spleen. This is done when the spleen is ruptured, becomes cancerous, contracts idiopathic thrombocytopenic…Read More
Oesophagectomy is a surgical procedure to remove part of the esophagus which is located between your mouth and stomach, and then reconstruct it using some or all of another organ usually the stomach. Gastrectomy is the removal of part or all of the stomach. The types of gastrectomy include partial gastrectomy which is the removal of a part of the stomach,…Read More
Most of the time, oesophagectomy is done to treat cancer of the esophagus. A gastrectomy is often used to treat stomach cancer . There are two types of surgeries - Open gastrectomy is where a large cut is made in your stomach or chest, and keyhole surgery (laparoscopic gastrectomy) – where several smaller cuts are made and special surgical instruments…Read More
Oesophagectomy poses risks that include infection, bleeding, cough, leakage from surgical connection of the esophagus and stomach, hoarseness, acid or bile reflux, respiratory complications, such as pneumonia and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). Gastrectomy carries a risk of complications, such as infection, bleeding and leaking from the area that's…Read More
Bowel incontinence can vary in severity from passing a small amount of feces when breaking wind to total loss of bowel control. It is common among women as a possible complication of pregnancy. Though not serious, sometimes surgery is the only option when other treatments have failed to treat an underlying condition. Most people need surgery to close…Read More
Sphincteroplasty is a surgery to repair a damaged or weakened anal sphincter. The damaged muscle is removed by the surgeon who then overlaps the muscle edges and sews them back together to provide support to the muscles and tighten the sphincter. Surgery to close a fistula may be done by gynecology and colorectal surgeons jointly. Surgical options…Read More
A fistulotomy is an effective surgical treatment for the removal of anal fistulas and haemorrhoidectomy is the preferred surgery to remove internal or external haemorrhoids that are extensive or severe. Surgical haemorrhoidectomy is the most effective treatment for haemorrhoids.Read More
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The liver transplantation unit at Manipal hospitals performs complex liver transplant surgeries through the extensively experienced liver transplant team in assistance with ultra-modern equipment. The hospital has state of the art liver transplant facilities in the Delhi-NCR region and caters to all kinds of conditions requiring a liver transplant. The liver transplant team at the hospital comprises liver transplant surgeons, hepatologists, interventional radiologists, anesthesiologists, and critical care intensivists. The type of liver transplant surgeries available at the Manipal hospital, New Delhi, are:
Living donor liver transplantation
Split donation Liver transplant
Combined Liver and Kidney transplantation
Combined Liver and Pancreas transplantation
Paediatric Liver transplantation in children
Dual lobe transplantation
Domino liver transplant
The facilities available at the Manipal hospitals for liver transplant are:
Comprehensive radiology evaluation through positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT), Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Argon plasma coagulator (APC)
Intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS)
State-of-the-art operation theatres
The procedures done by the liver surgical team at Manipal hospital includes:
Living-Donor Liver Transplant
Deceased Donor Liver Transplant
Trisegmentectomy (Right/Left) for Cholanglo Carcinoma.
Manipal hospitals are equipped with an advanced recovery room required after liver transplant surgery. The condition of the patient is monitored with advanced machines. The patient is also under the care of experienced nurses, dieticians, rehabilitation experts, and other paramedical staff.
Manipal hospital, New Delhi, has one of the best kidney transplant facilities in India. The kidney transplant team at Manipal hospitals is highly experienced and have shown excellent long term transplant outcomes. The kidney transplant team at Manipal hospitals comprises transplant nephrologists, kidney transplant surgeons, anesthesiologists and critical care experts.
During kidney transplantation, the surgeon places a new kidney from either a deceased or living donor. The following types of kidney transplant surgery are done at Manipal hospitals:
Living related donor kidney transplant
ABO-incompatible kidney transplants
Robotic kidney transplants
Deceased Donor (Cadaveric)
Combined Liver Kidney Transplant
Pediatric Kidney Transplant
The facilities available at the Manipal hospitals for kidney transplantation are:
24-hour blood bank facilities
Modern laboratory facilities
Strict infection control practices
Convenient environment for both the patients and attendants
Sophisticated imaging techniques include 3.5 Tesla MRI machines, 64 slice CT scanner, and state-of-the-art ultrasound facilities.
Latest Surgical Robot (DaVinci X)
Manipal hospitals heart transplantation unit provides the best heart transplant surgery at a highly affordable cost. A heart transplant is a complex procedure and requires the expertise and experience of surgeons and specialists for various therapeutic departments.
Heart transplantation is done in various conditions leading to heart failure, including Valvular Heart Disease, Severe coronary heart disease, Dilated cardiomyopathy, unsuccessful heart transplant, and a congenital heart defect. A heart transplant is the last resort for patients with heart failure after other invasive and non-invasive therapies fail to provide the benefit.
Some of the heart transplant surgeries done at Manipal hospital are:
Living organ transplant
Non-beating heart transplant
Facilities available at Manipal hospital for a heart transplant are:
The latest equipment for testing and surgery
Dedicated medical and paramedical staff
World-class post-surgical care
Follow-up after surgery
During the heart transplant surgery, the cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon replaces the diseased heart with a new healthy heart. The patients undergo recovery from the surgery through a cardiac rehabilitation program. The rehabilitation program allows for faster recovery under the monitoring of medical staff.
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With the advancements in technology for performing the surgeries, high level of post-surgical care, and innovative medications for preventing organ rejection, the rate of success has significantly increased.
Patients that may require heart transplant are:
The patient should have end-stage heart disease, such as significant heart failure or advanced cardiomyopathy, which is not managed by other treatment options.
The condition of the patient indicates an increased risk of mortality if the transplantation is not done.
Patients should not have other conditions that reduce the chances of survival.
The patient should not be obese
Patients should be psychologically stable and are of sound mind to understand the risk and benefits of surgery.
Patients should be healthy to tolerate the stress of surgery and post-surgical recovery.
The patient is committed to following the instruction of the surgeon before and after the surgery.
Yes, people with organ transplant have an increased risk of infection. This is because they are on immunosuppressants to prevent organ rejection. These drugs suppress the immune system and make the person vulnerable to infection.
The time for a stay at the hospital depends upon various factors such as the age of the patient, speed of recovery, and severity of surgical complications if any. The patient, on average, stays at the hospital for around 2-4 weeks. During his stay, the doctor evaluates the vital parameters especially related to heart, monitors organ rejection, and adjusts the dosage and schedule of medications.
You are eligible for a kidney transplant, if:
You are suffering from end-stage renal disease and/or are on dialysis.
You are in good health to tolerate the physical and mental stress of major surgery.
You do not have any other life-threatening condition, such as advanced cancer, other than renal failure, that reduces your chances of survival.
It has been found that patients with live donor kidney transplant have a high survival rate as compared to deceased donor renal transplant. Apart from this, the live donor renal transplant has various other advantages:
Reduced time on the waitlist
Scheduled transplantation surgery
A comprehensive evaluation of the donor’s kidney
Avoidance of the dialysis ( in pre-emptive kidney transplants)
The survival rate of the patient after a kidney transplant depends upon various factors including the age of the patient, the genetic compatibility with the donor, underlying medical condition, and the occurrence of episodes of rejection. On average, the kidney functions for 10-12 years after transplantation. Many people may also require a second kidney transplant surgery.
You should have the following lifestyle changes after liver transplantation:
Have a healthy diet
Avoid beverages containing alcohol
Incorporate fibre in your diet
Take fresh fruits every day
Take food with low sugar, cholesterol, and salt
There are 8 organs that can be donated: the liver, lungs, heart, kidneys, pancreas and small intestine. Your tissues can also improve the quality of life for many ill people; the tissues you can donate are your skin, corneas, bone tissue including tendons and cartilage, heart valves and blood vessels.
The eligibility criteria for donating a liver are:
Should be in the age range of 18 years to 55 years
Should give free consent and should not be of unsound mind
Should not have an underlying medical condition such as hypertension, diabetes or obesity
Should have a Liver Attenuation Index (LAI) greater than 5 (liver biopsy to be done if LAI is less than 5)
The doctor prescribes the patient with various medications. These medications include antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection, painkillers to relieve pain, and immunosuppressants to prevent organ rejection. Most medications are discontinued a few days after organ transplants. However, some medications like immunosuppressants may be required for a longer period.
A pacemaker is required in case of abnormal cardiac rhythm. Not all patients, after a heart transplant, require a pacemaker. The requirement of the pacemaker depends upon various factors including the underlying cardiovascular conditions, age of the patient, and increase in treated rejection incidents. Patients with pre-plant diagnosis of ischemic cardiomyopathy may require a pacemaker.
Organ transplantation is the patient's choice, but a new organ is a gift of life that needs to be respected and cared with appreciation. Contact us to know more about organ transplants and book an appointment with us today.