Successful liver transplantation done at KGMU Lucknow, Lt Gen Bipin Puri congratulated the team
Congratulations to whole transplant team as both patient and donor discharged after successful liver transplantation: Lt Gen Bipin Puri, VC KGMU
New Delhi: The liver transplant done at KGMU on 26 June 2021 has been successful and patient was discharged from KGMU today . Patient is 43 old , resident of Yaylaganj, Lucknow. He was suffering from advanced stage liver cirrhosis with severe jaundice and bleeding. About 4 to 6 litres of fluid was drained daily from his abdomen.
Successful liver transplantation:
His wife donated a part of her liver. Wife ( donor ) was discharged to home one week after surgery while patient discharged today, 2 weeks after surgery. Being a small scale shopkeeper, patient was unable to afford the transplant surgery offered at private hospitals (costing 30 - 40 Lacs). KGMU provided financial assistance through Asadhya Rog Scheme, Govt of UP. Mr Atul Sharma has donated Rs 4 lacs as financial contribution on behalf of Awadh International Foundation Lucknow.
Liver transplant surgery is one of the most complex surgical procedure. It involves multidisciplinary management by a team of more than 100 doctors and staff. Not only patient's critical condition, the Covid pandemic was another challenge. Strictly, all COVID protocols were followed.
This is the 11th successful liver transplantation at KGMU. Success rate is more than 90%. KGMU is at par with the success rate of the most advanced centers in the world. KGMU has also been the only institute in UP to perform multi - organ donation , and more than 50 organs have been transplanted in needy patients by collaboration of KGMU with other institutes including AIIMS New Delhi and ARMY R & R hospital New Delhi etc.
The transplant team was led by KGMU Vice Chancellor LT . GEN . ( DR . ) Bipin Puri PVSM , VSM ( RETD . ) . Surgery team was led by Dr. Abhijit Chandra and Dr. Vivek Gupta of the department of Gastrosurgery . Anesthesia team was led by Dr. GP SINGH , Dr. Mohd Pervez , Dr Shashank kanujia. Dr Shaleen Agarwal and Dr Rajesh Dey from Max institute New Delhi were present during the procedure as per collaboration MoU with KGMU. Other critical services were provided by Dr. Tulika Chandra ( Blood Transfusion ), Dr. Amita Jain (Microbiology) , Dr. Neera Kohli (Radiology), Dr. Wahid Ali (Pathology) , Dr. Avinash Agarwal (Critical Care) , Dr. D Himanshu (Infection control), Dr. Gaurav Chaudhary (Cardiology) , Dr. Anand Srivastava (Pulmonary Medicine) , Anita Singh (Sister Incharge), Mr. Piyush Srivastava and Kshitiz Verma (Transplant Coordinator).