Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC) Launches Liver Transplantation Programme At Ayur Sundra Super Specialty Hospital Guwahati

7th May 2022, Chennai: In an endeavour to provide comprehensive understanding and need for early diagnosis of liver disease and suggest for treatment, Gleneagles Global Health City Chennai has partnered with Ayur Sundra Super Speciality Hospital Guwahati to start specialty Liver Clinic followed by Liver Transplant Programme in Guwahati.

According to data published by WHO in 2017, liver diseases in India make 2.95% of total deaths accounting for one fifth (18.3%) of all cirrhosis deaths globally. Around 10 lakh patients of liver cirrhosis are newly diagnosed every year in India and liver disease is the tenth most common cause of death in India as per WHO. Being the first in the state of Assam, the newly launched liver transplant programme will include a liver specialty clinic every month.

According to Dr. Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Director-Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, “As we are still dealing with options to manage liver disease rather than its cure, preventive aspects of Hepatology should be our prime focus for treatment. Implementing healthy lifestyle practises, avoiding over the counter medications, indigenous preparations with hepatotoxic potential, avoid misuse of alcohol and prompt referral to specialist in acute conditions will protect liver and prevent future damage to large extent.”

Quote from Ayur Sundra Super Specialty Hospital Guwahati

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Bhaskar Reddy, Head – Corporate Relations, Gleneagles Global Health City said, “We are happy to launch the Liver Transplant programme at Ayur Sundra Super Specialty Hospital Guwahati. Keeping in mind the statistics from WHO and the rise in cases of liver diseases during the pandemic, we have partnered with Ayur Sundra Super Specialty Hospital. The primary reason for initiating this comprehensive programme is to enable the people of Assam and adjoining states to avail world class liver treatment.”

Liver Transplantations Programme at Gleneagles Global Healthcity Chennai

The Gleneagles Global Health city Chennai has a sizeable and comprehensive liver transplant programme, having performed both allograft and cadaveric transplantations. It has performed more than ——- liver transplant since its inception with a success rate of 96% for living donor cases. The centre of excellence of Liver Transplant department has performed more than 110 transplant in 2021 despite the severe effect of pandemic. The department of excellence has 40 paediatric liver transplant last year with 100% success a rare feat to achieve. The department regularly perform Auxiliary liver transplant for acute failure in children. Further Dual lobe liver transplant for overweighed patients are a common practise.

Types of Liver Transplants Performed In Gleneagles Global Health City Chennai

  1. Cadaveric Liver Transplantation
  2. Living Donor Liver Transplantations
  3. Multi Organ Liver Transplantation-Combined Liver Kidney
  4. Combined Liver and Pancreas

Our Clinical Milestones

  1. Only Indian Hospital to be associated with King’s College Hospital, London.
  2. First Hospital to be recognised by for Research & Development by the Govt of India.
  3. First innovative Paediatric Liver Transplant in India.
  4. First Split Liver Transplantation in India
  5. First Hospital in South India to perform 5 successful Organ Transplant in a day
  6. World’s First TB Spine surgery and Liver Transplantation.
  7. World’s second combined liver and Kidney Transplantation on a paediatric patient.

About Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai:

Gleneagles Global Health City at Perumbakkam – Sholinganallur, Chennai is one of India’s most renowned multi-organ transplant centre. It’s also one of the top tertiary care multi-speciality hospitals in the city with path-breaking Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung and Kidney procedures to its credit and legacy. The NABH, NABL and NABB accredited hospital operates 200+ beds. A modern CathLab, 13 operation theatres, advanced imaging services (Trubeam STX, Slice PET CT and Tesla MRI) offer cutting edge emergency and critical care management following internationally approved clinical protocols.

Over 10 years of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital by all major corporates in the city. The hospital is an international medical destination for thousands of patients in India, Middle East, Africa and SAARC nations. The hospital also offers VideoConsult services to its patients in India and abroad.

Gleneagles Global Health City is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care. More information on Gleneagles Global Health City can be found at hospital website.

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