Gujarat is ranked amongst the top states in the country with regards to the prevalence of Chronic Liver Diseases. Hepatitis-B and Hepatitis-C along with Cirrhosis and Fatty Liver Disease are major threats to the population. While awareness about Organ Donation has gained momentum across the state and numbers for cadaver donor Liver transplants are encouraging, live-related donor Liver transplants are still at an infancy stage.
Speaking about the need for a specialized center for Liver care in Ahmedabad, Dr Gaurav Gupta, Consultant & Chief Surgeon, Dept. of Liver Transplant and HPB Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai,said, “With a comprehensive super specialized Liver Transplant program at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, we have saved and enriched many lives. With support from ICU, Anesthesia, Nursing and other critical departments, my team is equipped to tackle complex transplants such as ABO-incompatible, split transplants, pediatric transplant, etc. My team and I have conducted live-related Liver transplants, of varying complexities, on patients as young as 6 months and75yr olds”.
Speaking about the OPD set-up at Ahmedabad,Dr S Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “With the set-up of this clinic, we hope to deftly evaluate, consult and guide all patients to enable lifesaving live-related Liver transplants.Good clinic outcomes in Liver transplant patient’s below 10kg, remains a challenge in best of the centers worldwide, our team of doctors has had success rate of above 90% across all Liver transplants”.
Currently in Gujarat, few hospitals offer Liver Transplant services, of those, only a handful offer specialized and complicated Liver Transplants like pediatric Liver transplants, ABO incompatible and complex living-donor liver transplants. There has been a long unmet need for such services for patients in Gujarat with chronic Liver diseases. Attempting to bridge this gap in treatment for Chronic Liver Diseases, Fortis Hospital Mulund, Mumbai’s leading center for Liver Transplant &Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery Sciences launcheda clinic in Ahmedabad, to offer specialized care for such patients.
Spearheaded by Dr Gaurav Gupta, Consultant & Chief Surgeon, Dept. of Liver Transplant and HPB Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund,the Liver care clinic in Ahmedabad willoffer full spectrum of liver transplant services such as live-donor transplants, cadaver-donor transplants, pediatric transplants, split transplants, ABO-Incompatible and Swap transplants. These surgeries will conducted at the hospital in Mulund, Mumbai, post a detailed evaluation at the clinic in Ahmedabad. With over 15yrs of experience, and having conducted more than 500 Liver Transplant, Dr Gaurav Gupta is all set to tackle adult and pediatric cases at this clinic, much like the clinic he hosts at Baroda, Surat and Vapi.