Surgeons at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully attempted a multi-organ transplant, giving a middle-aged man a new liver, intestine and pancreas, on Thursday. The liver, intestine and pancreas of a 12-year-old boy, who was declared brain-dead, were transplanted to the recipient in a marathon 14-hour surgery.
Dr. Anand Khakhar, Programme Director, Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation, Apollo Hospitals Chennai, said that the recipient, a resident of Chennai, suffered from liver disease and his intestinal venous system was occluded. ""We performed a combined transplant of the liver, intestine and pancreas on him. It was a multi-visceral transplant,"" he said. The surgery commenced at 3 a.m. and ended around 5 p.m. on 28th June 2014. Four senior surgeons were part of the team that performed the surgery. Doctors said they would have to wait to see the outcome of the complex procedure.
Date: 2nd - 5th February 2017
Venue: HICC (Hyderabad International Convention Centre), Hyderabad