A liver transplant is a procedure in which a sick or malfunctioning liver is replaced with all or part of a healthy liver that has been donated. Mostly a healthy liver comes from a deceased organ donor. And sometimes a living person in good health might donate a part of their liver. The donor might be a family member or someone whose blood group is an adequate match.
The most likely condition for a transplant is liver cirrhosis. Alcohol consumption, Hepatitis A, B, and C, and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease are the main causes of cirrhosis (NAFLD).
You can understand whether you need a liver transplant or not via your Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP), Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease (PELD) score. You can consult our team to understand these scores and get a better understanding with personalized recommendations.
Given below are some of the major issues with liver transplants:
Every patient in need of a liver transplant must undergo a thorough assessment. When you are referred to the Liver Transplant Program by your specialist or a member of our team, the assessment phase begins.
To go ahead with a transplant, You must be diagnosed and recommended by our experts or be referred by your clinician to the Liver Transplant Program. Each and every patient goes through a preliminary assessment after which a decision is reached for the transplantation process. A detailed analysis of your personal, medical, and family history is compiled through the process. The aim is to achieve :
Moreover, you’ll get information that will assist you in deciding whether you want to proceed with the transplant.
Consultations with the transplant team, which consists of a hepatologist, transplant surgeon, clinical coordinator, social worker, dietitian, and psychologist, are routine assessments. Appointments with experts from other fields are also made as needed.
There will be a need for constant monitoring after surgery for infections and liver rejection. You will also need to take a number of medications to guard against rejection and common infections following your transplant.