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.

About Kauvery Hospital:

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.


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