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Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow has successfully performed liver transplantation surgery on a 54-year-old patient suffering from liver cirrhosis.

Date: 31 Mar 21

Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow is the first private hospital in the state (excluding NCR region) to perform successful liver transplant surgery. Honorable Chief Minister of the State Shri. Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the Apollomedics Liver Transplant Program. Now, Liver transplant patients will have access to an advanced Liver transplant facility in Lucknow itself, for which previously, people had to travel to other states. Along with this, Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow has already performed more than 50 Kidney Transplants successfully and will soon provide the facility of complex organ transplants such as Heart, Lung, Bone Marrow, Cornea, etc. also in Lucknow.

Inaugurating this program, the Chief Guest and Hon'ble Chief Minister of the State, Shri. Yogi Adityanath said, "I want to congratulate Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow for performing the first successful liver transplant surgery. This is a commendable step towards establishment of a robust healthcare model in Uttar Pradesh. Now people of the state will get the benefit of complex surgeries like Liver and Kidney transplant in UP itself. The state government is continuously making efforts to provide advanced medical services to the people of the state with the help of Government and private health institutions. We hope, that with this initiative of Apollomedics, Uttar Pradesh will become the flag bearer of Transplant services in the country."

During a recent address, Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji gave mantra of making India "Aatm Nirbhar" (self-reliant) in the field of healthcare, by working on the basis of PPP model. This achievement by Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow is a crucial step in this direction. Dr. Mayank Somani (MD & CEO Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow), congratulated the entire team involved in the transplant surgery and said, "the Apollo Organ Transplant Program is India's largest and most comprehensive transplant program."

With the introduction of this program, Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow will now be able to provide international standard treatment to patients suffering from end stage Liver and Kidney diseases. Along with this we are working on providing services of Heart, Lung, Bone Marrow and Cornea transplant which will soon be made available to the residents of the state.

Giving information about the special liver clinic started for liver patients, Dr. Somani said, "Along with this, every Thursday we have started a special liver clinic, where the specialists in our liver facility will provide counseling to the people suffering from liver diseases."

Dr Prathap C Reddy, Founder-Chairman, Apollo Hospitals said "Its indeed a proud moment for all of us that Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow is achieving milestones one after another in such a short span of time. Starting with the first successful Pediatric Liver transplant in India in 1998 with Sanjay who was then 20-month-old, many landmarks have been established. Sanjay is now a doctor and not just patients from different states of India but those from 50 countries have received liver transplants at Apollo. More than 3600 liver transplants have been performed of which 397 are on children. Apollo hospitals is committed to delivering global standard of Solid organ transplant services in Uttar Pradesh".

The liver transplant team of Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow explained, "54-year-old patient, a resident of Tanda was suffering from Liver Cirrhosis for the past two years. He was brought to our hospital in a very critical condition. After all the necessary investigations, it was diagnosed that liver transplant is the only viable option left for saving the life of the patient. The son of the patient agreed to donate part of his liver. The team of 6 surgeons took about 15 hours to complete this complex surgery. Both recipient and donor are healthy post-surgery and have been discharged from the hospital without any complication.

The team included Dr Neerav Goyal (HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant) & Dr Ashish Mishra (HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant) along with Dr. Waliullah (Surgical Gastroenterology), Dr. Suhang Verma (Hepatology), Dr. Rajeev Ranjan (Hepatology), Dr. Manish (Anesthesia) Dr. Shishir (Anaesthesia), Dr. Anshuman (Anaesthesia) and Dr. Ajay Kumar (Chief Consultant - Critical Care and Director Medical Services).

 

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