Liver Transplant

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Liver transplant is the process of removing the liver which is no longer functional and surgically replacing it with healthy liver from a person who is alive or a deceased.

What is liver transplant?
Liver transplant is a procedure of surgically replacing a diseased liver with new or partially liver from another person. A liver transplant takes place in only two situations that is acute liver failure or chronic liver failure.
Liver transplant is usually reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. In rare cases, sudden failure of a previously normal liver may occur.

Risks Involved
Complications of the procedure
Liver transplant surgery carries a risk of significant complications. There are risks associated with the procedure itself as well as with the drugs necessary to prevent rejection of the donor liver after the transplant.
Risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Bile duct complications, including bile duct leaks or shrinking of the bile ducts
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Failure of donated liver
  • Infection
  • Rejection of donated liver
  • Mental confusion or seizures

Long-term complications may also include recurrence of liver disease in the transplanted liver.

Which all tests are required?
The test that is required for the transplant procedure is blood tests

  • ine
  • Bilirubin
  • INR
  • Creatin

How many days stay is required?
The operation procedure generally takes up 12hours and requires a 6 to 7-day hospital stay after the transplant. A person travelling from outside, might have to stay for 4 to 6 weeks in the India.

What is the total cost breakdown of the procedure?
The cost of would be around 42500 USD.
The breakdown would be:

  • Procedures cost package would be- 32350 USD
  • Transfusion medicine services cost- 5,700 USD
  • Donor workup cost- 2000 USD
  • Recipient workup cost- 2450 USD

What is the success rate?
The success rate of liver transplant after one-year 90 percent and the long run survival is 70-80 percent in most of the cases.

What are the post-surgery precautions?

  • Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day
  • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice, pomegranates, or Seville oranges due to their effect on a group of immunosuppression medications (calcineurin inhibitors)
  • Have enough fiber in your daily diet
  • Choose whole grain foods over processed ones
  • Drink low-fat or fat-free dairy products, which is important to maintain optimal calcium and phosphorus levels
  • Eat lean meats, poultry and fish
  • Follow food safety guidelines
  • Stay hydrated by drinking adequate water and other fluids each day

Do the post-transplant follow up drugs costs included?

  • No, the post-transplant follow up drugs cost is not included in the prescribed cost. It would further cost the patient nearly 8000 USD for the follow up drugs cost.

Transplant Hospitals in India

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi India
The India’s First Hospital which is Internationally Accredited by Joint Commission International(JCI) is the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. It is the best multi-speciality tertiary acute care hospitals with over 700 beds. It... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 718
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
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Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Delhi India
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is a 675-Beded multi-speciality state-of-the-art Hospital in India. It provides comprehensive Healthcare India services, and has acquired the status of a premier medical institution. It is the only hospital in the... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 675
Accredited By :
  • NABH
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Apollo Hospitals Chennai
In 1983 , the Apollo Group established the flagship hospital named as Apollo Hospital , Chennai. The Hospital has 60 departments organized by Internationally Trained Doctors , having hi-tech facilities of vaious health disorders and... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 500
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
Apollo Hospitals, Bengaluru is a tertiary care leading unit of the Apollo hospitals group. It has made a presence in Bengaluru and reached 42nd Super Specialty Hospital of the crowd. It is a 250 bedded hospital, beautifully redesigned over... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 250
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
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Apollo Hospital Hyderabad India
Apollo hospital , Hyderabad is the best hospital in the world , in terms of technical expertise , deliverables and outcomes. The first health city in Asia and a perfect example of an integrated healthcare system offering solutions across... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 350
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
The Calcutta Medical Research Institute Kolkata India
CMRI (The Calcutta Medical Research Institute) — the flagship hospital of the CK Birla Group of Hospitals, has been a strong name in providing health care services for over 47 years. This multi-speciality tertiary unit is based on three... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 440
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
Fortis Hospital Mumbai India
Fortis Hospital, Mulund is a JCI accredited, 300-bed multi-speciality tertiary care hospital providing a range of diagnostic and treatment services. With cutting edge technology, highly skilled and experienced surgeons and paramedical... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 300
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
Medanta Hospital Gurgaon Delhi India
Medanta – The Medicity is one of India's largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, a bustling town in the National Capital Region. Founded by eminent cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, the institution has been... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 1,250
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
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Fortis Hospital Mohali India
Fortis Hospital Mohali (FHM) has been Internationally Accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) since 2007 (renewed for the 4th time in 2016). It is also the proud recipient of accreditation from National Accreditation Board of... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 344
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
Jaslok Hospital Mumbai India
Jaslok Hospital was set up in 1973 with a very simple mission. Our founders, Jasoti and Lokoomal Chanrai, wanted to ensure that we provide the best possible medical care using state-of-the-art technology to every single patient,... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 600
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai India
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute is India’s one of the most advanced tertiary care facilities. As the flagship social initiative of the Reliance Group headed by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, the hospital is... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 750
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
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Fortis Memorial Research Institute - Gurgaon India
Fortis one of their leading health care centers is located at Guargaon. Fortis hospital Guargaon Set up over 11-acres, with a provision of 1000 beds. The Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) is a quaternary care and multi-speciality... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 1000
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
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BLK Hospital New Delhi India
In 1930 , at Lahore Dr. B.L. Kapur an distinguished Obstertrician and Gynaecologist set up a Charitable Hospital. He moved to post-separation India and set up a Maternity Hospital at Ludhiana in 1947. In 1956 on the request of the Prime... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 650
Accredited By :
  • JCI
  • NABH
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Max Super Speciality Hospital - Patparganj New Delhi India
Max Multi Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, subsidiary of Max healthcare that have 11 top hospitals in Delhi- NCR, Punjab and Uttarakhand with over 1900 bedding facilities including 525 ICU bedding, 2100 world class doctors. They follow a... + Read More
Size of Hospital (Beds) : 500
Accredited By :
  • JCI