Global Hospitals Extends its Liver Transplant Services in Goa
Goa: Global Hospitals, Parel, Mumbai is India’s Best multispeciality dedicated to providing world-class healthcare services 24/7. It is Western India’s most comprehensive multi-organ transplant center with more than 1200 Liver and Kidney Transplants and active programs in Hand, Heart, Intestine, Lung, Pancreas, and Bone Marrow transplants as the Hospital offers multidisciplinary care for all Transplants under one roof. Excellent clinical outcomes and pioneering work done in the field of Gastroenterology, HPB Surgeries, Cardiology, Neurology, Critical Care and GI Surgery has led to the hospital becoming a centre of choice for all patients seeking medical care. The hospital aims to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual, and is committed to achieving and maintaining excellence in healthcare for the benefit of patients.
The Department of Hepatology, HPB Surgery & Liver, Pancreas and Small Bowel Transplantation is Western India’s most comprehensive with specialists catering to both Adult and Pediatric Patients. The department has western India’s only dedicated liver intensive care unit and a transplant intensive care unit of 15 bedded with individual negative pressure room. The department has done pioneering work in western India in the field of Acute liver failure (ALF), Acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF), Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Non- Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Viral Hepatitis and HPB Surgeries.
Liver disease is a growing concern in India, with a reported 10% of the population estimated to be affected by some form of liver disease. The prevalence of liver disease is particularly high due to the high hepatitis B and C infections, prevalence of alcohol consumption and. NASH, a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is also becoming increasingly prevalent due to sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits. To tackle the growing burden of liver disease in the region, regular outpatient clinics are conducted to facilitate patient follow-ups and workups.
This has helped in early detection and timely
management of liver diseases, leading to better outcomes for patients.
“Global Hospital has been a leader in multi-organ transplantation in Western India for the last decade. In 2022 alone, our liver transplant team has done 126 Liver, Pancreas and Intestine transplants, a mix of living and cadaver donors and adults and pediatric with 95% survival rates which is comparable with international standards of 89%. Our Chief surgeon Dr Gaurav Chaubal has been doing monthly OPDs at Goa for last 15 monthshier providing his services to patients of the area. Over the last 12 months, we have done 4 living donor transplants and around 12 Hepato-pancreatic-biliary (HPB) surgeries on patients from the state of Goa with 100% successful outcomes. Our intent is to make our high-end services and skills of our surgeons available and accessible to the population of Goa, said Dr Vivek Talaulikar, COO, IHH Healthcare India & CEO, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Mumbai.
Liver transplant surgeries are complex procedures that require a high level of expertise and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals. The comprehensive liver program has been designed to cater to the unique needs of patients suffering from various liver diseases. The team includes hepatologists, intensivists, anaesthetists, liver transplant surgeons, liver transplant co-coordinators, nurses, case managers, physiotherapists, dietitians, and other clinicians who will work together to manage the treatment plan at every stage. All types of liver transplants – Living donor liver transplant (LDLT), Deceased donor liver transplant (DDLT), ABO incompatible liver transplant, Auxiliary liver transplant, Dual Lobe Liver Transplant etc are done, which ensure that the patients get timely treatment. The integration of cutting edge technologies, pioneering surgical techniques, research backed protocols and fully equipped ICU and OT, makes Global Hospitals the healthcare destination of choice for all patients of Goa,” said Dr Gaurav Chaubal, Director Intestine, Liver and Pancreas Transplant and HPB Surgeries.