COST OF LIVER TRANSPLANT IN INDIA– 25000 USD / 1750000 INR
All inclusive Liver transplant price in India – 26500 USD / 1850000 INR
No hidden cost or last minute surprises and shocks
Stay in hospital – 15 days
Stay in India – 40 days
Inclusions in above cost:
We understand that spending hard earned money on healthcare or medical treatment is the last thing a person would opt for. Especially in liver failure cases where the patient and his family are already suffering from the disease and its outcomes be it physical, mental, social or financial distress for patient and his family. Instead of caring for the patient, patient and the family usually is more worried about spending hefty amounts on unplanned medical treatment that definitely sets them aback. We at JUST HEALTHX thrive to get the best possible liver transplant treatment at affordable prices. We also ensure that there are no hidden costs or last minutes changes in cost estimate given once the patient arrives to India for his treatment. This is the lowest cost of liver transplant in India with international quality accreditations.
Liver transplant is a surgical procedure to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver from a donor. A liver transplant can be performed by transplanting a liver from a deceased donor and also from a living donor.
The number of people waiting for new livers is much larger than the number of available livers, so a liver transplant is reserved for people who are critically ill. Some people receive a liver transplant right away, while others spend many months waiting for a liver transplant.
If you or a loved one has end-stage liver disease (also known as chronic liver failure), and standard medical and surgical therapies no longer work, a liver transplant may be a lifesaving option.
The liver is the largest abdominal organ. The liver weighs about 1200 – 1500 grams in an average roughly 2% of body weight. Liver, though a single organ, broadly it can be divided into two parts – right and left liver and 8 independent segments (each having its own blood supply and biliary drainage) functioning as a single organ. Liver as a whole has a hepatic artery supplying oxygenated blood, a portal vein carrying blood from intestines to liver and bile ducts draining bile formed in the liver to intestines. Blood from the liver is delivered-to-heart-via-three-hepatic-veins.
Liver produces bile which is drained by the biliary tree. Gall bladder is a reservoir for the bile and lies on the liver bed, and is attached to the bile duct. It regulates the delivery of bile into intestines. Liver is endowed with a remarkable capacity to regenerate after division into parts.
Functions of Liver
The liver is in the right upper abdomen. The liver serves many functions, including the detoxification of substances delivered to it from the intestines, and the synthesis of many proteins.
A liver transplant may be necessary for patients who suffer from:
Conditions that may lead to liver transplant include:
Patients require hospital care for one to four weeks after liver transplant, depending on the degree of illness. After liver transplantation, patients must take immunosuppressive medications for the rest of their lives-to-prevent-immune-rejection-of-the-transplanted-organ.
Deceased Donor (Cadaver) – Liver is obtained from patients who are brain dead. (They are actually dead for from the legal, ethical, spiritual and clinical point of view). Once a brain dead patient is identified and is deemed as a potential donor, the blood supply to his body is maintained artificially. This is the principle of deceased organ donation. Patients who die of head trauma, brain hemorrhage or other causes of sudden-death-are-the-donors-suitable-for-organ-donation.
Living Donor – Liver has the capacity to regenerate if a part of a normal healthy liver is removed. Hence we can divide part of the liver from a live donor and implant it into another patient. In a live donor liver transplant, a portion of the liver is surgically removed from a live donor and transplanted into a recipient immediately after the recipient’s liver has been entirely removed.
Donor safety is the first objective of the whole process. Utmost care is taken while selecting and operating upon live donors. The risk of serious morbidities following a living donor liver resection is 10%. The risk of death in the donor is 0.02to 0.5%. Live donor liver transplantation is possible because the liver (unlike any other organ in the body) has the ability to grow back to its original size. The regeneration of the donor’s liver following transplant surgery is complete by 4 to 8 weeks.
The Liver Transplant Procedure
A liver transplant involves the preparation of the donor liver, removal of donor’s liver, removal of the diseased liver, and implantation of the new organ. The liver has several key connections that must be re-established for the new organ to receive blood flow and to drain bile from the liver. The structures that must be reconnected are the inferior vena cava, the portal vein, the hepatic artery, and the bile duct. The exact method of connecting these structures varies depending on specific donor anatomy or recipient anatomic issues and, in some cases, the recipient disease.
For someone undergoing liver transplantation, the sequence of events in the operating room is as follows:
Some facts about liver transplant
One needs to remain in ICU for seven days after the medical procedure and an additional 3 weeks in transplant care unit following which the patient is released from the hospital. Be that as it may, the donor will remain at the medical clinic for about seven days.
The patient or recipient needs to come to India around about 3-4 weeks before the transplant for pre-transplant evaluation and remain for around two months post-discharge. So an aggregate of around 10-12 weeks is required for you to recuperate well after liver transplant medical procedure in India.