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Liver Transplant & Billiary Sciences



Department of Liver Transplant and Biliary Sciences, Gleneagles Global Hospitals Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad

In liver transplant surgery is performed in the case of liver failure where the patient’s old liver is completely removed, and a new one is put in the same place, which is taken from a liver donor, after joining the blood vessels and the bile duct. The donor’s liver is usually from a family member who donates part of his or her liver or can be from a dead person where commonly the whole liver is transplanted.

When do you need a liver transplant?

Although we only have one liver in our body, the liver can now be safely divided into two parts so that one part can be taken out for transplantation, and the remaining liver is enough for the donor. Both these portions can regenerate quickly to its original size through the shape that will become different. Liver transplant is usually done on those whose liver disease has progressed so much that their general condition is critical.

Who is on my transplant team?

We have the best liver transplant surgeon in Hyderabad to perform such surgeries. The Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences in Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad, is one of the best hospitals for liver transplantation in Hyderabad. We have many patients who come here from different places for their treatments as the outcomes have been phenomenally successful, and that has made us one of the best hospitals for liver transplant surgery in Hyderabad. Having the best hepatologist in Hyderabad has given us exceptional results. We have the best liver transplant doctor in Hyderabad who guides the team throughout their work which brings out great results for our hospital. This has been possible because our hospital great doctors and specialists who do their job perfectly and that makes us the best in the country

Why choose Gleneagles Global Hospitals Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad for treatment of Liver Cirrhosis or liver failure

At Gleneagles Global Hospital, you will experience the best care and treatment. Our patients have faith and trust in us, and that is why they choose us for their treatment, which makes us one of the best hospitals for a liver transplant in Hyderabad. Through extensive research and clinical trials, our doctors and specialists have become the best liver transplant doctors in Hyderabad. For the betterment of our patients, we have updated our technology which gives world-class treatment to our patients. It is the training which we give to our doctors and the patience which we have, which makes our liver transplantation department, class-apart, and that is why we are known as the one amongst the best hospital for liver transplant surgery in Hyderabad. We will guide you through all the alternatives and assist you in making healthy and fully informed decisions.

Being among some of the best hospitals for liver transplantation in Hyderabad and also having the best hepatologist in Hyderabad, we provide you with all the requirements that are needed for the best treatment for you. We keep developing and evolving ourselves to provide you with all your requirements. We have the most experienced doctors and specialists who will assist you in any confusion regarding your treatment. We make sure that you never have any doubts about the medication we provide. Our department’s advantage is that, that we not only provide care and treatment but also promote preventive care by educating them about periodic comprehensive health check-ups. We have the best liver transplant surgeon in Hyderabad for liver failures.

Diagonsis of Liver Dieases

The Liver transplant department of our hospital provides class apart medical services to our patients. The liver transplantation department of our hospital has a great set of doctors and specialists who will be available for you 24x7 to give you the best treatment possible. Our doctors are one of the best doctors for liver transplant in Hyderabad who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of liver failure. We are one of the best hospitals for liver transplant surgery in Hyderabad who provide a full scope of wellness care. Being one of the best hospitals for the treatment of liver cirrhosis in Hyderabad, we never take any health condition lightly.

Cirrhosis is a complication of liver disease that involves the loss of liver cells and irreversible scarring of the liver. Although there are many other causes, alcohol and viral hepatitis B and C are common causes of cirrhosis.

What are the symptoms of liver cirrhosis or liver failure?

Some of the symptoms of liver cirrhosis are loss of appetite, weakness, itching, easy bruising, yellowing of the skin (jaundice), and fatigue. These symptoms can be diagnosed by physical examinations, blood tests and can be confirmed by liver biopsy.

What other liver diseases or the condition warrants a liver transplant?

Inflammation of the liver is the starting stage of liver disease. If this inflammation is not treated, then it can lead to scarring (fibrosis). At this stage, it is still possible to heal the liver with treatment. It may result in cirrhosis if the fibrosis is not treated. At this stage, though the scarring cannot be healed, it may be prevented or slowed. People with cirrhosis who have signs of complications may develop end-stage liver disease (ESLD), and the only treatment at this stage is liver transplantation.

How is liver cirrhosis diagnosed and treated?

The diagnosis of liver cirrhosis is

  • Weight loss
  • Excess fluid in your body
  • Infections
  • Portal hypertension
  • Increased liver cancer risk
  • Hepatic encephalopathy

These treatments will help in decreasing the chances for liver cirrhosis, and our hospital has one of the best liver transplant specialists in Hyderabad who will take care of our health in the best way possible.

Treatment for Liver Cirrhosis or Liver Failure

What is a liver transplant?

A liver transplant is a procedure that removes a failed liver and replaces it with a healthy one which is taken from a donor who may be a living donor or a deceased donor.

Who needs a liver transplant?

Liver transplant is usually a treatment option for people who have high complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. Our hospital is one of the best hospitals for liver transplant in Hyderabad, where you will find the best team for the treatment for liver failure. We also have the best liver transplant surgeon in Hyderabad for the treatment of our patients.

What are the symptoms of liver cirrhosis?

The major symptoms that cause liver cirrhosis are

  • Hepatitis B and C.
  • Alcoholic liver disease.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Genetic diseases affecting the liver (including Wilson’s disease and hemochromatosis).
  • Diseases that affect the bile ducts (the tubes that carry bile away from the liver), such as primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and biliary atresia.

What are the different types of liver transplant?

Different types of liver transplants are

  • Living donor liver transplantation
  • Cadaver liver transplantation
  • Domino liver transplantation
  • Split liver transplantation
  • Auxiliary liver transplantation
  • Paediatric liver transplantation

Who will evaluate me during the process?

The evaluation process will help in determining whether you are a suitable candidate for the transplantation or not. The evaluation process will check if

  • You are healthy to tolerate the post medication of the surgery
  • You have any medical conditions that will interfere with the transplant process

What is done during liver transplant surgery?

During the surgery, if the liver is taken from the deceased body, then you will be asked to come to the hospital immediately. The surgeon will make a long incision and disconnect the blood supply to the liver and bile duct and then take out the diseased liver. The donor’s liver is then placed in your body, and the blood supply is reattached. The surgery may take up to 12 hours. And if the liver is coming from a living donor, then the surgeon will operate the donor and take the liver and place it in the recipient’s body.

The transplanted portion in the recipient’s body and the portion which is left behind in the donor’s body regenerates rapidly. We are one of the best hospitals for liver transplantation in Hyderabad as we have the best liver transplant specialist in Hyderabad who will give the best outcomes from the surgeries.

How long do I have to stay in the hospital after liver transplantation?

The patient will have to stay in the hospital for at least 10-15 days for the recovery.

Are there any complications or risk factors for liver transplantation?

Few risks which are associated with liver transplantation are

  • Bile duct complications, which may include bile duct leaks or shrinking of the bile ducts
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Failure of a donated liver
  • Infection
  • Rejection of donated liver
  • Mental confusion or seizures

What is the post-liver transplant surgery care to be taken?

Post the surgery; the patient should maintain a proper diet like low-oil food, a well-balanced diet, have lots of fruits and vegetables, and also, they should exercise regularly which can be of any form like walking, running, swimming, etc.

When should I come for a follow up after liver transplantation?

The patient should have frequent check-ups post the surgery. They will also have blood tests quite often, which will be every week at the start and then reduces gradually.

Our hospital will provide you with the best hepatologist in Hyderabad who will personally take care of you and provide you with all the care and medications you need. It is our duty to give you the best treatment, and we will not lack in that.

Liver Transplant Specialists, Doctors and Surgeons

The Department of liver transplant at Global Hospital, Hyderabad has the best set of doctors, surgeons, and specialists who specialize in liver transplantation. We have one of the best liver transplant doctors in Hyderabad who will provide you with the best medical treatment and assistance which you require. They are exceptionally trained in their work and also have an excellent knowledge of their work and specialization. They treat all their patients with great care and provide them with all their necessities. We are amongst one of the best hospitals for a liver transplant in Hyderabad and make sure that our patients have a satisfactory journey of treatment here. We make sure that our patients have a very comfortable journey to recovery.  Being one of the best hospitals for the treatment of liver cirrhosis in Hyderabad, we have to provide you with expert opinion for every little health problem that you are going through during the treatment of liver failure.

Dr Chandan Kumar


Sr Consultant and Lead Transplant Physician

Dr Raghavendra Babu Y

M.S , M.Ch

Sr Consultant - HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery

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