List of Best liver transplant surgery hospitals in India is based on our research:
1. Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon
The Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine is Asia’s first of its kind dedicated Institute offering liver transplantation and all other levels of treatment for liver and biliary diseases including cancer, both in adults and children. The Living Donor Liver Transplant program is the largest in India and second largest in the world with a team of highly qualified doctors with a rich experience of more than 2,500 Liver Transplants, having groomed the programme from its inception. The program has achieved the highest success rates (95%) and lowest infection rates (<10%) in Liver Transplant. The Institute is also a high-volume referral centre for all types of liver tumours, bile duct cancer, cysts and blocks and all complex non-transplant liver and biliary surgery. The Institute is committed to a scientific, compassionate and patient-friendly approach.
2. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
We have a full-fledged Transplant Unit and have excellent facilities to take care of your medical issues. Apollo Institutes of Transplant provide a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled state of-the-art service to patients under one roof, supported by cutting-edge medical technology and infrastructure. The state of-the-art services comprise liver and kidney transplantation, corneal transplantation, heart transplants, intestinal and GI transplant surgeries, peritoneal and hemodialysis, management of kidney disease, gastroenterology, endoscopic procedures, GI surgery, pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant services. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals has been a leader in the field of organ transplantation. The first successful pediatric and adult liver transplants in India were performed at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in November 1998. The Apollo Institutes of Transplant, New Delhi runs one of the largest transplant program of its kind at any location and in the year 2014 has completed over 1065 Solid Organ Transplants (304 Liver and 761 Kidney). With 90% success rates our program is a beacon of quality and hope for patients from across the world.
3. Max Hospital, Saket , New Delhi
In liver transplant surgery, the patient’s old liver is removed completely and a new one from a liver donor is put in the same place after joining the blood vessels and the bile duct. The donor liver can be from a dead person where usually the whole liver is transplanted or more commonly it is from a family member who donates part of his or her liver. Although we only have one liver in our body, liver can now be safely divided in to 2 parts so that one part can be taken out for transplantation and the remaining liver is sufficient for the donor. Both these portions can regenerate quickly to its original size though the shape will become different. Liver transplant is reserved for those whose liver disease has progressed so much that their general condition is critical. Generally, these are patients who have exhausted other forms of treatment or side by side have developed liver cancer. In cadaveric transplant, the wait can be unpredictable and some patients will die while waiting for a donor liver. On the other hand, living donor liver transplant can be done when the patient really needs it and when the entire team is available as it is a planned operation.
The Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences in India at MAX Hospital, Saket in New Delhi is one the busiest and a very popular destination for liver transplantation in India. Many patients from overseas chose to come here for their treatment as the outcomes has been phenomenally successful. This has been possible because the Centre has experienced doctors and the entire team has established in liver transplantation in India way back in 2001. A team of 200 members with 20 years of experience have done 2600 plus transplants and this team is now based in Max Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket. Max hospital ensures that the patient receives the intense care during and after the surgery. Currently, the success rate of Liver transplant is over 95% and ten year survival is over 80%.
4. Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Liver transplantation is the surgical replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver. The indication for this operation is end-stage liver disease, characterized by patients suffering from reduced liver function, muscle loss, fatigue, and encephalopathy, signs of portal hypertension, poor blood clotting and jaundice. A variety of liver diseases can lead to end-stage liver disease. There are generally two main categories: those cases caused by viruses (Hepatitis B and C) and/or alcohol and those caused by problems concerning the bile ducts (primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis).
After an evaluation is completed, the patient is placed on the liver transplant waiting list. In India ORBO (Organ Banking and Retrieval Organisation) and MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting and Networking) promote organ donation and facilitate distribution of cadaveric livers. In the case of a cadaveric donor organ, the transplant center receives a liver offer from ORBO for a specified patient.
There are different sources of donor livers. Usually the liver is obtained from a cadaveric donor (a person diagnosed as “brain dead” but whose other organs and systems are functioning properly). Due to a continuous shortage of donor livers and the high incidence of liver disease, the waiting time is increasing every year. Hundreds of people die each year while waiting for a cadaveric liver to be offered. Donor livers also can be obtained from a family member or a friend who donates a portion of his/her liver to the patient (see living-related donor).
In the case of a cadaveric donor organ, the transplant center receives a liver offer from ORBO for a specified patient. The patient is then notified and admitted to the hospital. While the donor team is procuring the donor liver, the recipient team begins to prepare the patient. The diseased liver is removed and the healthy liver is put in its place. The operation usually takes 6-8 hours. After the operation the patient begins taking medications to prevent the new liver from being rejected by the body. Complete recovery may take several weeks. The quality of life for the transplant patients usually improve dramatically and most lead healthy, normal lives.
5. FMRI, Gurgaon
Fortis Memorial Research Institute’s liver transplant program provides highest level of care to patients with liver related problems. The division of liver transplant has tremendous expertise treating patients with Hepatitis C, liver cancer, and HIV. Our nationally-recognised program has earned many accolades across the world and consistently achieves superb liver transplant survival outcomes that exceed national averages.
The program is an integral part of FMRI’s multi-disciplinary medical and surgical strategy and manages all liver patients with the most appropriate therapy available. Within the Liver Transplant Centre, experts in all areas of liver disease contribute towards the evaluation, management, treatment and follow-up of liver transplant patients.