Liver transplant is a complex surgery that takes place when there is acute liver failure, liver cirrhosis, or liver cancer. Liver transplant happens in stages where the diseased liver is removed and replaced with a portion of a healthy liver from a living donor or fully functional liver from a deceased donor.
With over a decade of experience, Dr. Swapnil Sharma is a renowned liver specialist and consultant Liver Transplant & HPB surgery in India. He has OPD consultations across the country in major cities like Mumbai, Raipur, Bhilai, Nashik, Kolhapur & more. Besides Liver Transplantation, he performs complex gastrointestinal surgeries like multi-visceral resection, hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery and liver resections. He is associated with Fortis Hospital, Mulund, S. L. Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mahim & Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Vashi.
Indications for Liver Transplant
Liver transplant is usually performed when there is a sudden liver failure or for patients with chronic end-stage liver disease.
The most common liver transplant indications are:
- Chronic Hepatitis B & C Infection related cirrhosis
- Alcoholic Liver Disease
- Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) related cirrhosis
- Liver Cancer
- Autoimmune liver disease
- Metabolic Diseases
- Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
- Biliary atresia in Children
Pre & Post Liver Transplant
Other than basic tests & consultations, a thorough evaluation is needed to determine how urgently you require a transplant and whether you are eligible for a liver transplant in Kolhapur.
Process of evaluation for liver transplant in Kolhapur determines:
- If you are healthy enough to undergo surgery and endure post-transplant medications
- If you have an ongoing illness that would interfere with the transplant
- If you are prepared to take medicines as directed and suggested by the transplant team
After a liver transplant in Kolhapur, patients have to visit for regular follow up with blood tests. In the early post transplant period follow up will be more frequently. Our liver specialists in Kolhapur will also assist you on what kind of diet & lifestyle patients have to follow in order to expedite wound healing and liver regeneration