The department of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Surgery at Columbia Asia Hospital offers a variety of options for those afflicted by liver diseases. Here, at Columbia Asia our team does living donor and deceased donor liver transplantations, both in adults and in children. The mission is to provide the state-of-the-art services, using evidence-based guidelines, at an affordable cost, and to facilitate training and research in the field of hepatobiliary sciences. This hospital is one of the few centers in the country where comprehensive treatment for hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases are being offered to the patients under one roof.
Liver Transplant : The 2 types of transplant done are:
Deceased donor (brain dead, cadaveric) transplant:
This kind of transplant involves taking liver from a person who is brain dead. The person’s family must first give consent if organs are to be used for transplantation. This type of transplant requires waiting on a list until a suitable liver is available.
Brain death is sudden death following a road traffic accident or a brain haemorrhage, with irreversible brain damage that is not compatible with life. Brain dead patients may be artificially maintained on a ventilator and supportive medicines for a short duration, and may be able to donate their livers for transplantation, if their family so desires.
Living donor transplant:
This type of transplant occurs when a living person wishes to donate his liver to someone in need. Living donors are usually family members or spouses. All living donors must meet basic medical criteria and undergo a very thorough medical evaluation before being accepted as a suitable donor.
Human organ transplant act (HOTA) – link http://isot.co.in/
Who can donate?
All of us can be organ donors, irrespective of age, caste, religion, community, current or past medical condition. However, active cancer, active HIV, active infection (for example, sepsis) or intravenous (IV) drug use are some of the contra-indications. A hepatitis C patient can donate to another with hepatitis C. The same is true for hepatitis B. A registry is an essential part of understanding who and where potential donors are. A registry gives a planner enough information to devise strategies to get more public cooperation and commitment towards organ donation.
II. Other procedures:
The other procedures done are liver resections, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation, liver trauma management, percutaneous procedures, shunting procedures, lap cholecystectomy, radical cholecystectomy, management of bile duct injuries, bile duct stricture management, hepaticojejunostomy, splenectomy, pancreaticojejunostomy, Whipple procedure, hepatectomy, pancreatectomy, cancer diagnostic procedures, ultrasound-guided biopsies, cancer surgeries, etc.