Rare surgery performed at Care Hospital

Rare surgery performed at Care Hospital
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The head of the liver surgery in CARE Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, Prof Tom Cherian, and his team of doctors performed Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) where the wife donated part of her liver to her dying husband. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Tom Cherian said that although patients with liver disease are huge in numbers there is a scarcity of human organs.

Visakhapatnam: The head of the liver surgery in CARE Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, Prof Tom Cherian, and his team of doctors performed Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) where the wife donated part of her liver to her dying husband. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Tom Cherian said that although patients with liver disease are huge in numbers there is a scarcity of human organs.

He said to save the lives of patients with end stage of liver disease, living donor liver transplant where relatives donate part of their livers for their kin is the only option. Cherian said each LDLT is quite complex procedure with approximately 22 senior medial professional involved almost continuously for over 12-16 hours.

``I had to remove 59 per cent of the wife's liver to allow adequate liver for the recipient. However her liver will regenerate almost back to normal within six weeks’’, he added. The CARE team had earlier revolutionised the management of the liver disease patients last year by performing the first 10 liver transplants in the state.

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