Kauvery Hospital Makes Use of Breakthrough Technology to Save 42-Year Old with Diseased Liver
Chennai, 25th October, 2018: Kauvery Hospital, a
leading multi-specialty and tertiary care hospital chain, successfully
performed a complicated liver transplant surgery on a 42-year old who was suffering
from Chronic Liver Disease (CLD) with the breakthrough technology, OrganOx.
Mr. Vimal Kumar Sharma, a
42-year old from Jaipur, had been on waitlist for the past few months for a
healthy liver to save his life. When one lakh number of patients die in India due
to lack of organs, Mr. Vimal was very lucky to receive one.
With a multi-disciplinary
team approach which included a a team of doctors that was headed by Dr. S
Vivekanandan, embarked on the complex transplantation of the liver. After
almost 12 hours of being harvested in OrgaNox,
the liver function tests improved and bile was seen to be produced from the
liver which could be immediately transplanted on to the patient.
Dr. S Vivekanandan, Senior Consultant, Liver & Pancreatic
Oncology & Transplant Surgeon who headed the team of
doctors who performed the surgery said, "The liver was rejected by other hospitals
and was deemed not usable as the CT done prior to donation said it was severely
fatty (Liver attenuation /index was minus 15). But as the chance of dying on
the waitlist was high for the patient, we decided to use this liver. Thanks to
OrganOx, the latest innovation in organ harvesting using Normothermic Machine Perfusion technology, we were able to analyse
and decide on using the same liver on the patient. We are today happy to see
the patiest improving and pretty stable after the transplant and ready to head
back to his home town."
Doctors at Kauvery
hospital gave Mr. Vimal a new life by carrying out a challenging surgery
against many odds. The surgery was conducted on the 4th of October
and to everyone's astonishment the patient was discharged in ten days. It is seen that the recovery rate is greater
in patients who have undergone a liver transplant surgery with OrganOx.
Nearly thousands are on
the waiting list for liver transplants in Tamil Nadu alone and last year there
were approximately only 311 transplants performed. Unfortunately, donated
livers can be stored for only up to 10 hours and many people have lost their
lives in the past year as the harvested organs were not transplanted on time.
But with the latest technology of OrganOx, livers can be stored and harvested
for up to 24 hours.
Kauvery Hospitals is 'A new Age Family
Hospital' with Multi Specialty Clinical Expertise and a pioneer in the 'HealthCare
Provider' industry, making healthcare affordable. Kauvery is one of the few
corporate hospital chains to successfully integrate operations into Tier 1
cities after launching into Tier 2 cities. It is also one of the few hospitals
founded by Medical experts and managed by business professionals with a keen
focus on delivering personalised and specialised health care with warmth.
Kauvery Hospitals is
currently a 1200 bed hospital group with presence in Chennai, Trichy, Hosur and
Salem in addition to planned entry in new markets.
Apart from having diverse Multispecialty
tertiary care expertise, Kauvery Hospitals house one of three 'Cardiac Centres
of Excellence in South India' and the only one in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy).
In today's times where the
healthcare industry is more and more commoditized, Kauvery Hospitals stands tall
with its promise of making medical expertise and technology truly affordable
with empathy and care at every stage of a person's healthcare needs.