Liver Diseases and Transplantation Centre launched by Kauvery Group of Hospitals

Kauvery Group of Hospitals launched Centers of Excellence(CoE)- The Kauvery Liver Diseases and Transplantation Centers-  across all units – Chennai, Trichy, Salem, Hosur and Bengaluru.

The “state of the art” liver care units shall have dedicated ICU, operation theatres and treatment areas for recovery. The centers will also provide 360-degree care which would include diagnosis, treatment, transplantation, post-surgery care.

TheCoEs recently performed six living donor liver transplantations.Mr. Harjit Singh, a 56-year-oldpassionate rider, developed liver disease and was undertaking treatment for eightmonths. He urgently needed a liver transplant for survival, and better quality of life. The patient was put on dialysis for 36 hours before the surgery, as he had fluid retention due to kidney dysfunction. Later he underwent living donor liver transplant with a portion of liver donated by his daughter.

The story of his recovery from illness is inspiring and heartwarming. “His 31-years aged daughter came forward as a donor. After evaluating her liver as well as general health, we  advised, on the best interest of her swift recovery from the donor surgery, to lose some weight before going ahead with the donation  for transplant. With sheer determination, she lost around 5 kgs in one month, and we went ahead with the transplantation,” explained Dr. K.Elankumaran,Head of Liver Diseases Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery Kauvery Hospital.

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