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Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Madurai successfully performed its first two liver transplants

Date: 05 Jun 2015

With a deep sense of satisfaction and gratitude towards our patients and the people of Madurai, we proudly present our first two successful liver transplants done at Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Madurai.

The donors were identified within Trichy and Coimbatore respectively. Both the patients Mr. Sibnath Santara and Mr. Tulsidas Gautam were listed in the Tamil-Nadu cadaver transplant program with End Stage Liver Disease for a long time. Both transplants were completed smoothly and successfully and they were discharged from the hospital within 10 days of the surgery. Both are now ready to travel back to their native places to re-start normal lives.

Executive Vice Chairperson Ms. Preetha Reddy added that Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai has now joined the handful of centers in the country, with the technical expertise and infrastructure to perform such complex procedures.

CEO, Southern Region, Apollo Hospitals Group Ms. Anne Marie Moncure appreciated all the consultants, technicians and all the administrative staff in their efforts in completing these complex surgeries. She expressed her wishes to the team to continue this kind of achievement in future.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr SathyaBhama, DMS for Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Southern region, said that ""Apollo Hospitals have maintained leadership in areas of organ transplantation and organ donation and the story has now enfolded in southern Tamil-Nadu"". Dr Rohini Sridhar, COO and DMS of Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai Division, said, "the symphonically orchestrated team work of the doctors and administrators at Apollo Madurai made the seemingly tough undertaking, feel like a breeze".

The patient Mr.Tulsidas, who was transplanted just 1 month ago, expressed his satisfaction for the fresh lease of life.

Dr Anand Ramamurthy, Sr Consultant Liver Transplant Surgeon, who is actually the 'son of the soil' said "two liver transplants were successfully performed at the Temple city of Madurai. Life saving procedures for patients with liver failure are now available outside major metros".

Dr Anand K Khakhar, Program Director, Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation Apollo Hospitals, said "We offer comprehensive care for patients with liver diseases. A lot of patients in need for liver transplantation are not adequately aware about the facilities and excellent outcomes now available to them within their reach." Dr Anil Vaidya, Professor of Transplant Surgery at Oxford University and leading Pancreas transplant surgeon was impressed with the facilities available for complex transplant procedures in Apollo Madurai and mentioned that "facilities here are comparable to that at Chennai and Oxford as well, we can even offer pancreas transplantation to patients in Madurai".

 
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