Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru has successfully performed the first Pediatric and Split Liver Transplantation in Mysuru.
In a rare feat, the Surgical Transplant team at Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru performed a Pediatric Liver Transplantation, a first in Mysuru City, giving a new lease of life to a 9-year-old boy with fulminant liver failure. In Mysuru, this is not only the first-ever pediatric liver transplantation but also the first transplantation for acute liver failure and the first split liver transplantation where two lives were saved by a single donor. This is also the 50th liver transplantation performed at Apollo BGS Hospital, Mysore.
The child was referred on time by Dr. U.G. Shenoy, Consultant Pediatrician, Kamakshi Hospital and was admitted with jaundice. On evaluation, he was found to have liver failure. As the liver functions were worsening, the need for immediate liver transplantation was explained to the family. He was registered under the supra-urgent category in the state transplant program. His condition worsened and soon slipped into a coma which warranted urgent liver transplantation. The hospital had a window of only a few hours to save the child. He was lucky to get a suitable organ from a donor at the nick of time. As the child required only a part of the liver, split liver transplantation was done and the other half was transplanted to an adult recipient with chronic liver disease on the waitlist. After the surgery, the child is out of the coma and recovered well. The team consisted of Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Aathira Ravindranath, Liver transplant Surgeons – Dr. Yashwanth Kumar, Dr. Suresh Raghavaiah, Dr. Jayant Reddy, Dr, Rajegowda, and Dr. Sanjay Govil and Transplant Anesthetists – Dr. Nagesh and Dr. Anindita.
Mr. Bharatheesha Reddy, Vice President & Unit Head, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore said “We have a highly skilled transplant team from renowned institutes all over the world who perform surgeries every day resulting in better outcomes. I commend their dedication and timely coordination for the transplants leading to significant improvement in organ transplants over the last decade Patient survival at 1 year now exceeds 90% which opens up new frontiers of hope for the transplant program” he added.
Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore obtained the Liver transplants license in 2017 and Multiorgan Transplant license in 2020 and became the first Licensed Organ Transplant Centre (OTC) in the region. Dr. Rajkumar P. Wadhwa, Chief Gastroenterologist and Head of Institute of Gastrosciences, Apollo BGS Hospitals said “The Apollo BGS Hospitals transplants team reaches one more milestone of doing the 1st pediatric transplant outside Bangalore in Karnataka, which incidentally is the Gold(50th) transplant. On this occasion we members of the Liver transplant renew our wish to work for better local healthcare of our very own Mysuru”
Appreciating the policies in the state Dr. Yashavanth Kumar V., Consultant Hepato-Biliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysore said “The Government policies have been beyond Bengaluru, and the state has been divided into Zones facilitating the Transplants programme, Mysore being one of the Zones. Decentralizing healthcare is a welcome measure. Also, there has been tremendous coordination and constant support by the Jeevsarthakathe team in reaching the organs to the waitlisted donors on time, a progressive measure in the Organ transplants programme”
Dr. Suresh Raghavaiah, Consultant – Transplant Surgeon said “the high success rate of the transplants at Apollo BGS Hospitals can be attributed to the availability of expert in-house surgeons, an integrated multidisciplinary team comprising of the transplant team, Anesthetists, Intensivists and Physicians along with an eminent pool of nephrologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, neurologists and OT technicians”. Availability of highly sophisticated and well-equipped OT, a prerequisite to optimizing the patients before the transplant, dedicated ICUs, high-end laboratories for tests and investigations, diagnostics and radiology facilities, and dedicated transplant coordinators make Apollo BGS Hospitals a centre of choice for organ transplants.
The experience and expertise of our consultants, integrated team approach, superior outcomes and the excellent infrastructure make Apollo BGS Hospitals an ideal choice for transplants. Our Organ Transplant Surgeons and allied teams work with the organ donor and recipient before, during and after surgery to ensure the greatest likelihood of superior results. Over the past 5 years, Apollo Transplant Institutes has built a reputation of trust and reliance with the highest quality of care delivered and outcomes unmatched in the region.
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