Did you know the liver performs over 500 functions in the human body and it has the capacity to regenerate itself?. It is important to seek prompt medical treatment in case of liver damage or diseased liver conditions. Also, it is possible to go for a liver transplant as it gives a new lease of life to the patient. Thanks to advances in medical research. It is also possible to have combined transplant surgeries of both the liver and the kidney, if the need arises. Fortunately, combined liver and kidney transplant has a good success rate.
Dr. Gaurav Gupta, a leading liver transplant surgeon in Mumbai in discussion with Clinic Spots, a healthcare digital marketing company states, ‘The demand for liver transplant is increasing. I have performed nearly 500 liver transplant surgeries during the past ten years. I have also performed the pediatric liver transplants in small babies weighing 5.3 kg along with many living donor liver and kidney surgeries.’
He shares a patient story
Further, he shares a patient story of a 56-year-old lady. Whom he performed a combined Liver and Kidney Transplant as she was suffering from multiple health complications. Apart from liver failure, she was on dialysis for the past 6 years. He states that it is very challenging to perform simultaneous Liver and Kidney Transplant surgeries. As the kidney is not functioning properly, it becomes a challenge to maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance. While bleeding in the patients can make it even tougher. Dr. Gupta performed the liver transplant first and then performed the kidney transplant. The entire transplant surgery lasted 8 to 10 hours. Fortunately, it was a successful surgery and the patient was discharged on the eight day after the surgery.
Dr.Gupta also performs pancreas transplants, pediatric liver transplants, complex hepatobiliary surgeries on patients suffering from gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, and even liver cancer. Over the years, he has performed liver transplants for Acute Liver Failure (ALF), Acute on Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF) patients.
About his observation
While sharing his observations, he states that most of his patients affected by liver failure. Because of NASH – Nonalcoholic steato hepatitis, which is a lifestyle disorder. This disorder relates to the existence of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and thyroid dysfunctioning.
Dr. Gaurav Gupta adds Living donors Liver and kidney transplant has proved to be a boon considering the liver’s capacity to regenerate. However, this type of surgery is complete for patients with liver failure only. He advises people to take care of their liver by having fibre rich balanced diets, exercise in moderation. And consuming alcohol in limited quantities.
Dr. Gaurav Gupta, one of the best Liver Transplant surgeons in Mumbai, is attached with Fortis Hospital Mulund, Fortis Hospital Vashi, and S L Raheja, Mahim hospitals. He is also available for consultations in Surat, Ahmedabad, and Rajkot in Gujarat. Dr. Gaurav is a certified member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), Liver Transplant Society of India (LTSI), Indian Society of Transplant Surgeons (ISOT), and Association of Surgeons of India (ASI).