A liver transplant is a procedure in which the liver of a deceased person or parts of the liver of a healthy person is inserted into the body of a person with severe liver disease.
In the adult patient, the entire diseased liver is removed during the transplantation by the best liver doctor in Delhi, and then a donor’s liver is transplanted. Of course, all the blood vessels of the new organ must be connected to those of the recipient. It should take place within a maximum of 12 hours, after the removal of the organ from the donor.
Diseases that may require a liver transplant are –
- Cancer of the liver
- Hepatitis B, C
- Liver cysts
- Cystic fibrosis
- Congenital malformation of biliary tract
- Acute liver failure
To assess whether a patient is eligible for a transplant, each case is thoroughly examined by the best kidney doctor in Delhi. The aim is to evaluate the benefit of the operation for the respective patient and to exclude potential underlying diseases.
To prevent graft rejection, drug therapy with immunosuppressants is initiated after the operation. In the first 6 to 12 months there is an intensive immunosuppressant regimen, after which the drugs are gradually phased out until the lowest required dosage is reached. The therapy aims to avoid potential rejection of the graft.