What is liver transplant surgery?

We All hear the word Liver Transplant! But very few know about this what is exactly?

Liver Transplantation is the replacing process/operation of the diseased liver with a healthy liver. This healthy liver can take from another person. Liver transplantation surgery can take four to twenty hours based on the patient’s condition, liver availability and other factors.

Dr. Prasad Bhate is a liver specialist in Pune and has an experience of 12 years in this field. He is a consultant at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune. Also, He is expertise in Liver transplant Surgery and Hepatology treatment.

Liver transplantation is a treatment is done in the following condition

  • When the person has end-stage liver disease and acute liver failure
  • The availability of liver donor
  • The Patient Health condition

Why would you need a liver transplant?

The liver is the main part of the human body. It performs more than 500 functions in the body. The liver produces enzymes, minerals, vitamins, hormones, and proteins for good health and keeps a more eligible body hence you cannot live without the liver.

In Normal human, there is two part of liver i.e. left and right. The human can live on one liver with some limitation but both of the liver is not working then liver transplant surgery is required. when the liver disease can not be controlled by medicine at that condition the doctor advice liver transplantation surgery.

Dr. Prasad Bhate is taking some tests and another factor study then he tries to control by medicine. but if this is not possible then he suggests liver transplantation surgery.

Liver Diseases that Lead to Liver Transplantation

The various liver disease can be affected by the function of the liver and it turns into liver transplantation surgery. Some of the following reason

  • cirrhosis caused by chronic hepatitis C
  • alcoholic liver disease
  • cancers that start in the liver
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Liver Tumour

Liver Diseases that Lead to Liver Transplantation

The various liver disease can be affected by the function of the liver and it turns into liver transplantation surgery. Some of the following reason

  • cirrhosis caused by chronic hepatitis C
  • alcoholic liver disease
  • cancers that start in the liver
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Liver Tumour

How long does it take to get a new liver?

If you have liver disease patient and liver transplantation is the last option then your name is registered in the liver requirement list. Patients are listed according to blood type, body size, and medical condition (how ill they are).

Mainly the new liver comes from the two donors i.e.

1) Deceased donor transplants

The Liver comes from those people who just died these are also called a deceased donor transplant. Two parts of the liver are removed from the dying person the big part is used for adults and a small part is used in children.

2) Living donor transplants

The liver can donate that person who is part of her family, friend, and relatives. The liver surgeon can remove the healthy part of the liver and transplanted it to the receiver.

What cares about Liver transplantation surgery?

If you have done the liver transplantation surgery then the survival rate of the patient is

  • 90% for 1 st year
  • 80% for 2 year
  • 70% for 5 year
  • 50% for the next 20 year

But the care is very important after surgery. The Risk of infection and liver rejection is very high in the first two to three months. The following tips are required to taken to avoid liver rejection.

  • Take all medicines on time as prescribed.
  • Regular Medical Checkup
  • Attach with the healthy lifestyle changes
  • Follow the personalized meal and diet plan
  • regular Easy exercise doctor recommended
  • Eat healthily and avoid alcohol
  • Achieve the weight and exercise goals

After the surgery, you can take care of the above practice and also follow the advice that was given by Dr. Prasad Bhate. Liver disease specialist Dr. Prasad Bhate gives the correct medical practice for caring for your liver about the surgery follows them and gets relaxed.

Cost of liver transplant surgery in Pune

The cost of the liver transplant surgery is not fixed, It may vary with every year and every patient condition. The normal range of liver transplantation surgery starts from the 10 lac to 25 lac, or in some cases go more than 25 lacs based on the patient’s condition.

Dr. Prasad Bhate is trying to give the best service at a minimal cost. If you facing liver disease problem then you can feel free to connect with the best liver surgeon in Pune. You can book your appointment by submitting a simple form.