A living-related or living-donor liver transplant refers to a surgical procedure where a small portion of the liver from a healthy living individual is removed as well as placed into the patient whose liver is not working correctly anymore. The remaining liver portion of the donor regrows and returns to its standard size, capacity, and volume within a few months after the liver transplant surgery. Simultaneously, this transplanted liver part regrows with the restoration of the normal function in the patient (recipient).
Max Hospital is one of the leading hospitals performing Living Related Liver Transplant in India with a high success rate.
During liver donation patients are eligible to receive from a living donor, then a family member, relative, or close friend can be considered for donation. The donor must meet the following criteria:
Living donors also need a healthy support system to rely on for emotional and physical needs during recovery.
Although a living related liver transplant treats acute failure of the liver, yet this is more common for treating chronic liver failure. Chronic liver failure occurs due to a variety of severe conditions. The most common cause of such chronic liver failure is liver cirrhosis. In liver cirrhosis, scar tissue of the liver often replaces healthy liver tissue, thus causing the malfunctioning of the liver. Some of the leading causes of liver cirrhosis that leads to liver failure and in, in turn, liver transplant involve:
Some common tests that are often recommended by doctors when recommending living-related liver transplant surgery in India are:
Pre-surgery precautions and post-surgery recovery Before a living related liver transplant takes place, patients need to be careful about food habits, the intake of regular medications, and also about the regular physical checkups. They need to follow all instructions as demonstrated by doctors strictly and take proper medications as prescribed before the surgery. After the surgery is performed, some of the health measures that patients need to be extra careful about are:
Over the previous five decades, liver transplants have been one of the most successful developments in the healthcare industry. Because of the increasing number of surgical procedures and technological advancements over the last few decades, this medical therapy is now in its golden age in India. This procedure requires the expertise of our surgeons as well as our state-of-the-art techniques that will affect the cost of Living Related Liver Transplant in India.
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