The Liver Transplant Unit (one of the best hospitals for liver transplants in Mumbai, India) at Nanavati Max Institute of Liver, Pancreas and Intestine Transplantation is a dedicated unit providing the most comprehensive care to patients suffering from advanced liver disease or end-stage liver disease (ESLD). The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities offering advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services to design a seamlessly integrated, patient-centric treatment plan.
Our multidisciplinary team of highly trained liver transplant surgeons in Mumbai, hepatologists, radiologists, pathologists, intensivists, anesthetists, technicians, and specialized nurses strives to deliver high-quality, compassionate care according to a patient’s unique medical needs.
We have a dedicated ultra-modern ICU that aims to reduce the risk of infection to a minimum, with a separate AHU for each bed. We also have an advanced operating theatre equipped with the latest technology and offer a comfortable environment to patients requiring a liver transplant.
Our Top liver transplant hospitals in Mumbai deliver the most compassionate care with comprehensive pre and post-liver transplant management. We offer both living and deceased donor transplants access to the newest medications and technologies.
Liver is one of the largest internal organs in human body that performs many vital functions. It helps in detoxifying various metabolites, produces biochemical and synthesizes proteins necessary for digestion. Many end-stage liver diseases can affect the functioning of the liver which may lead to liver failure. A surgeon performs a liver transplant surgery to prevent a patient's life from liver failure. The surgery involves the removal of a non-functioning liver and replacing it with a healthy liver from another person or donor. A donor can be a healthy living person ready to donate part of his/her liver or a deceased donor.
A liver transplant is an option for people suffering from liver failure due to end-stage liver disease (ESLD) such as:
The common causes that lead to such conditions of liver failure include:
Our team of highly experienced doctors evaluate a patient’s overall medical condition to know if he/she is fit for a liver transplant or not. The need for liver transplant occurs if a patient experiences conditions such as:
Before recommending a liver transplant, a doctor must evaluate a patient’s medical condition based on some diagnostic tests. The results of these tests help our team of doctors to create a patient-centric treatment plan that offers an effective solution. Some of the major diagnostic services we offer include:
Liver Transplant Preoperative Details
A doctor prepares a patient for liver transplant surgery by prescribing some medicines a week or two before the surgery to avoid any sort of complications during or after the surgery.
Liver Transplant Operative Details
The liver transplantation procedure consists of three different operations which are as follows.
Donor Operation: Harvesting The Liver From The Donor
It is the first operation of the liver transplant procedure which involves the harvesting of the liver from a donor. This harvested liver is then replaced with the diseased liver of the patient. Liver harvesting can be done from two different types of donors:
After harvesting the liver from a donor, our team of doctors aims at keeping the organ in working condition with the help of life support" devices and medication. The organ is kept alive using ice and a special solution until it is used for transplant. In the case of the liver, it is advisable to transplant it within six hours of its removal.
Recipient Operation: Removing The Recipient's Damaged Liver
It is the second operation that involves the surgical removal of a diseased/damaged liver from a patient’s body by making a curved incision in the upper part of a patient’s abdomen.
Implantation Of The Donor’s Liver Into The Recipient
It is the third and final operation that involves replacing the patient’s liver with the donor’s liver. After the transplant, the doctor connects the suture (stitch) of the new liver to the patient’s blood vessels and bile ducts.
A patient has to spend 5 to 8 days in the intensive care unit for monitoring purpose. And another 5-10 days for the recovery following which, a patient is fit for discharge. Following surgery, within 4-6 weeks a patient can resume his/her daily activities. Most people remain symptom-free and feel better, however, they have to take certain precautions and medication for a lifetime to improve their quality of life.
A patient must strictly follow some precautions after the liver transplant:
The success rate of the surgery remains around 90% and might come with certain complications which happen in around 10-15% of the cases.
If you are facing any similar signs or symptoms please contact the Nanavati Max team to schedule an appointment at : +91 22 6836 0000
Dr. Anurag Shrimal
Director - Transplant Surgery
Dr. Chetan Kalal
Program Director - Hepatology & Transplant Medicine
Dr. Anjali Patki
Consultant - Anaesthesiology
Dr. Gaurav Patel
Consultant - Liver, Pancreas & Intestine Transplant Surgery
Dr. Ankush Golhar
Consultant - Transplant Surgery
Dr. Darshana Patil
Consultant - Liver Transplant, Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Dr. Aaditya Prabhudesai
Consultant - DNB (Anaesthesiology) European Diplomate of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (Brussels)
Dr. Jayant Barve
Consultant - Gastroenterology and G.I. Endoscopy
Dr. Purushottam Vashistha
Sr. Consultant - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Dr. Ajay P. Choksi
Dr. Hemant A Jain
Consultant Gastrointestinal Surgeon