BGS Global Hospitals, Bangalore today announced one more successful liver transplant surgery, on a hepatitis B +ve patient who had end-stage liver disease with multiple complications.
Dr K. Ravindranath, Chairman and Managing Director, Global Hospitals group said, “The patient is ready for discharge after a 3-day stay in the Transplant ICU. Normally the hospital stay in liver transplant surgery is about 21 days. This is a medical feat for the first time in Karnataka considering the complexity of the surgery.”
The 8 hour surgery was performed by a 20 member team headed by Dr Mohamed Rela, Chief Transplant Surgeon, Global Hospitals Group. Shekariah, the patient who hails from Tumkur District, had multiple problems of cirrhosis portal hypertension, hepatitis B infection and primary liver tumor.
“The Center for Cancers of the Liver & Pancreas is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment such as 64-slice CT scan, MRI & MRCP and a dedicated liver ICU with 12 beds, Transplant ICU, continuous veno-venous haemofiltration [CVVH] making it the largest in the state,” added Dr Ravindranath.
The centre is fully geared up to handle complex Hepato Pancreaticobiliary surgeries, liver resections, laparoscopic procedures, radiofrequency ablation, tumor enucleation, end-stage liver diseases and all pancreatic, gall bladder & bile duct disorders.