Specialists from different medical disciplines will evaluate and determine whether a liver transplant
is needed. They will review the medical history of the patient, if the candidate is determined to be an active liver transplant patient then their name will be
placed on the waiting list, until a live or deceased donor becomes available and whose liver can be matched. Order of priority for liver transplant is determined on
the scores of MELD (Model of end-stage liver disease) and PELD (Pediatric end-stage liver disease).
Three simple blood tests comprising creatinine, bilirubin, and INR provide the scores that determine the
order priority on the waiting list, for receiving a liver transplant. The sicker a patient, higher their score and higher the necessity for a liver transplant.
When a liver has been identified, the liver transplant coordinator will contact the patient.
Further tests such as an electrocardiogram, additional blood tests and a chest x-ray will be performed. A surgical resident and the anesthesiologist will also meet with
the patient. The donor liver will be matched to determine whether it will be accepted by the patient.
The surgery will take anywhere between 6 to 12 hours. Certain tubes will be inserted
to help the patient's body carry out its normal functions during and after the surgery.
Our transplant team is one of the most experienced in performing and managing liver
transplants, having trained extensively in the best centers across the world. It is one of the few centers in the country where deceased donor, living donor liver
transplantation and comprehensive treatment for gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases are all offered under one roof.
We have a dedicated 'LIVER HELPLINE' number: +91 8056288833 and an
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for the benefit of patients. This aims to provide comprehensive counselling and management to patients.