HPB / ABDOMINAL SURGERY
LIVER TRANSPLANT: Transplanting the liver is a procedure involving the replacement of a diseased liver by a healthy one.
Depending upon the source of the donor, liver transplant is of further two types.
- ORTHOTOPIC TRANSPLANT: It is the replacement of the diseased liver by a healthy liver at the same site.
- HETEROTOPIC TRANSPLANT: It is the placement of the healthy liver next to the diseased liver with reconnected blood vessels.
A procedure that takes anywhere up to 10 hours, both the donor and the recipient remain in intensive care for a few days until their bodies have recovered completely. They are constantly monitored for their body, organ functions and metabolism. Repeated check are made for any signs that may indicate a graft rejection. . Once normalcy is ascertained, the patients are shifted to the normal ward. The donor can be discharged anywhere between 5-7 days from the operative procedure after the donor is deemed fit while the recipient may take a little longer.
- Graft rejection
- Recurrence of hepatitis
This procedure is used to locate and extract stones in the gall bladder. A small endoscope is inserted into the gastrointestinal tract and the necessary extractions are made using micro surgical equipment.