We have only one life but if we’re lucky, we can have a second chance to live a better life, thanks to legal organ transplant and angelic donors. Manipal Hospitals rises to the occasion to provide those who need new organs, the hope of a new life. Our transplant surgeons at the Centre of Excellence of Organ Transplantation are a notch above in this niche and highly distinguished domain. Multi-organ transplant is our forte especially liver transplant, and our team of prolific surgeons are the best in this class.
Organ transplant is no cakewalk and requires high precision skilled techniques in the hands of dedicated expert surgeons. Manipal Hospitals towers above the rest in this domain of expertise. Both paediatric and adult liver transplant procedures get all the best surgical hands on deck, making it the leading quaternary care giant in the country.
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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The most common of all inflammatory bowel diseases are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract and symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea, sometimes with blood, and weight loss. Ulcerative colitis occurs when the lining of your large intestine or colon, rectum, or both becomes…Read More
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An organ transplant is a surgical procedure where a diseased organ is removed and replaced by a healthy organ through transplantation from either a deceased or a living donor. Manipal Hospitals specialize in heart transplant, lung transplant, kidney transplant, liver transplant, pancreas transplant, bone marrow transplant.
Transplantation medicine is one of the most challenging and complex areas of modern medicine. Some of the key areas for medical management are the problems of transplant rejection, during which the body has an immune response to the transplanted organ, possibly leading to transplant failure and the need to immediately remove the organ from the recipient. When possible, transplant rejection can be reduced through serotyping to determine the most appropriate donor-recipient match and through the use of immunosuppressant drugs.
Manipal Hospitals has a dedicated transplant team who work with patients and their family and discuss their requirements, needs, and lifestyle to determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Manipal Hospitals' organ transplant program is one of the largest of its kind in the country and caters to the following:
1. Heart Transplant
2. Liver Transplant
3. Kidney Transplant
4. Pancreas Transplant
5. Lung Transplant
6. Bone Marrow Transplant
When the patient has decompensated liver cirrhosis with symptoms like Jaundice, Ascites, Pedal Edema, GI Bleed like Blood Vomiting or Blood in Motions, Coagulopathy (Bleeding Tendency), Encephalopathy (Hepatic Coma), Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS), Hepatic Hydrothorax and Sarcopenia.
The causes of liver failure are different in adults and children.
Causes in adults:
Hepatitis- B cirrhosis.
Hepatitis- C cirrhosis.
NASH + diabetes/obesity-related cirrhosis.
Liver tumors like Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (CCA)
Metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET's).
Liver Colorectal Metastasis (LCRM's) if no residual primary.
Causes in children:
Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC types 1-6).
Metabolic disorders like
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD)
Glycogen storage disease GSD)
Urea cycle disorders
Liver tumors like Hepatoblastoma
Once diagnosis and requirement for liver transplantation are established then the patient has to undergo thorough liver transplant workup for the assessment of the liver condition and functioning of other organ systems and fitness for anesthesia. Once the patient is worked up he or she will be registered in the Jeevan Daan cadaveric liver transplant program (DDLT), if in case he or she has a suitable living donor in the family we proceed with living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) at the earliest to avoid waiting list mortality in DDLT.
In liver transplantation, the diseased cirrhotic liver is removed completely and a new 'whole liver' in cadaveric and 'part' of the liver in living donor liver transplant is placed at the site of the old liver. The procedure takes around 10 to 15 hours and the post-op patient is kept on ventilator for 1-2 days and complete recovery takes around two weeks.
In the living donor, the surgery takes around 7-9 hours and is discharged in a week's time.
In deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) the chances of getting a liver depend on availability and allocation of an organ from brain dead donor and multiple other factors and may not happen in right time hence associated with high waiting list mortality rate. To avoid death during waiting period suitable donor from the family is worked up for a partial liver donation and if found suitable, a part of the liver is taken from the family member.
The liver has a unique capacity to 'regenerate' after cutting hence there are no risks to the donor except he has to undergo major liver surgery with less than <1 % risk of major complications ( Bleeding and bile leak) and 5 to 10% risk of minor complications like weakness and prolonged hospital stay.
Chronic liver failure (CLF)
Acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF)
Acute liver failure (ALF)
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a condition where the liver fails very quickly within 1 -2 days.
The main causes are:
Hepatitis A Virus.
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI).
The main symptoms are Coagulopathy (Bleeding Tendency) and Encephalopathy (Coma) leading to cerebral oedema and death if a liver transplant is not done at the right time.
Certainly yes, as we know there are many causes of liver failure in children so liver transplantation in children is a well-established modality of treating liver failure. In children, it's usually a living donor liver transplant (LDLT) where the donor is either mother or father or any family member and very rarely if we get a part of a liver from a cadaver we can do a split liver transplant (SLT) where a cadaveric liver is split into two and one big part is given to an adult recipient and a small part is given to a child.
At Manipal Hospitals, Vijayawada, we have done around 40 liver transplants in which 35 are cadaveric liver transplant and 5 are living donor liver transplant in which 3 are children that is pediatric living donor liver transplantation and luckily 95% of our patients are alive in the
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.