Bhubaneswar: Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Lakdi-ka-pul is currently host to one of the busiest and comprehensive liver disease management programme. The centre performs adult as well as paediatric liver transplants. Till date it has performed over 700 liver transplants which includes over 100 paediatric liver transplants. It is to be noted that more than 100 patients from Odisha have underwent a liver Transplant at this prestigious Hospital.
This centre of excellence for liver diseases has demonstrated exceptional clinical outcomes which are at par with international benchmarks. The hospital has exclusive liver ICU and liver OT. The team of doctors with expertise in treating complex cases including paediatric cases, swap-liver graft, split liver and acute liver failure transplantation differentiates Gleneagles Global Hospitals.
The hospital has taken Hyderabad on world healthcare map , when it comes to management of liver ailments . In last 15 years, patients from various countries such as Srilanka, Bangla Desh, UAE, Africa, Pakistan, Sudan, Afghanistan, Maldives,Europeetchave availed treatment at this hospital.
The path breaking journey had begun in 2003. The visionary leader,well acclaimed surgeon and Chairman of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Dr. K. Ravindranath wasthen saddened with nation’s inability to provide access to quality organ transplant set ups for Indian masses. Patients had no choice but to die. He dreamt to set up world class multi organ transplant centres in India.
He and his team collaborated with Kings Collegehospital, London; (one of themost reputed liver transplant centres in world) to set up liver transplant programme in India.
Today, Gleneagles Global Hospitals runs organ transplant programme for liver, kidney, heart and lungs in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. With about 2500 liver transplants across group, Gleneagles Global Hospitals is recognized globally for its extra ordinary expertise in liver transplants.
Global Hospitals actively works with NGOs , its well-wishers and support groups to raise funds for deserving organ transplant recipients.
Commenting on the milestone, Dr DharmeshKapoor, Senior Consultant Hepatologist and Liver Physician, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Lakdi-ka-pulsaid, “Alcohol causes a spectrum of hepatic issues, ranging from severe alcoholic hepatitis to alcoholic cirrhosis & portal hypertension, The epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome in our populations is making us all very susceptible to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Weight reduction does wonders for both the liver & Cardio Vascular morbidity. Patients who present with Acute on Chronic Liver Failure syndrome qualify for urgent liver transplantation..
Dr Kota Venugopal, Head – Liver Transplant Surgery, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Lakdi-ka-pul said “Liver transplantation is the only treatment that could offer long term survival for patients with end stage liver disease orearly liver cancer. In India, there is an increasing incidence of liver disease and liver cirrhosis due to Hepatitis C, Alcohol / Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Hepatitis B. Many people with Cirrhosis have no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Cancer at an early stage also doesn’t producessymptoms. Screening and early detection are important since significant liver damage may occur with few or no symptoms. If any of the liver tests are abnormal, then they definitely indicate the need for additional evaluation.”
“Organ transplant has been one of the most proficient specialties at Gleneagles Global Hospitals across Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. Today we have one of the most successfully managed active liver transplant programs in the country. Our vision is to be able to provide transplant service that is at par with services that one can avail in the best medical institutions anywhere in the world, while keeping it more affordable. This is highlighted by the services provided to patients from distant geographical locations such as Odisha and other States of the Country. Our doctors are well-trained and they have been able to put their experience to good use. World-class medical carehas been made possible by our expert team of liver transplant surgeons, hepatologists, anaesthetists, nursing team, counsellors and intensive care specialists. Equally important to consider are the investments made by the hospital in the latest technologies relevant to the field including a state of the art liver dialysis unit. This milestone achievement at Gleneagles Global Hospital, LKP is one more feather in our cap “saidDr K Ravindranath, Chairman, Gleneagles Global Hospitals Group.