Global Hospitals Launches Institute of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery and Transplantation for Patients in Mumbai

26-Feb-2014

  • First Living donor transplant surgery performed on a 67 year old Mumbaikar
  • Gleneagles Global Hospitals’s comprehensive Liver transplant program now in Mumbai

Mumbai now has a multi-super-specialty tertiary care hospital that is one of India’s leading hospital chains in complex surgeries and multi-organ transplantation. The Gleneagles Global Hospitals with experience and expertise of performing successfully over 600 Liver transplants at its world class hospitals at Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai, has opened its doors for liver transplant patients at its state of the art Mumbai Hospital facility at Parel. Their first successful Liver Transplant surgery at Mumbai has been performed by world renowned Liver transplant Surgeon & Director of the Group’s HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant Program, Prof. Mohamed Rela at the Global Institute of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery and Transplantation.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals have successfully performed over 600 liver transplants (Both Adult & Paediatric) across India with milestones such as:

  • India's 1st Adult SWAP Liver Transplant
  • India's 1st Split and Auxiliary liver transplant
  • South Asia's 1st Pediatric and Auxiliary liver transplant

Mr. Nikunj Kapadia, a 67 year old Mumbai based businessman was the first patient to get a new lease of life through Liver Transplant at Gleneagles Global Hospitals Mumbai. Mr. Kapadia was suffering from Liver Cirrhosis and only option available to him was through a Liver Transplant surgery. Mr. Nikunj patiently had to wait for a Cadaver Donor before his son Mr. Munjal Kapadia, aged 36 years decided to donate a portion of his liver to him.

One of the most comprehensive teams for a Liver Transplant program in India, lead by Prof. Mohamed Rela, who is one of the leading transplant surgeons in the country. He has performed over 2000 surgeries, on neonates and adults, (holds a Guinness record for a liver transplant performed on a 5 day old). The Mumbai team comprises of Transplant Surgeons, team of Hepatologists lead by Dr. Samir Shah, specialists and Nurses from Gleneagles Global Hospitals Mumbai & Chennai worked in tandem to make the surgery successful.

Present during the announcement, Chairman of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Dr. K. Ravindranath said, “At Gleneagles Global Hospitals, all of us share a common vision, which is to be a world-class medical services provider turning distant possibilities into today's realities. We constantly innovate and pioneer path-breaking healthcare services that are revolutionary and advanced; to cater to the healthcare needs of the diverse and ever evolving populace”. He further added, “From the first Gleneagles Global Hospitals, started in 1999 with about 150 beds, offering tertiary care services and organ transplantation services primarily for liver to currently over 2000 beds capacity, offering services with one of India’s largest multi-locational, multi-organ transplant hospital chains, the Group has rapidly emerged as one of the most sought multi-organ transplant centres . We are committed to strive for healthcare innovations to serve the country”.

“Our aim is to provide excellence in patient care. Excellence is not just defined by the number of surgeries or transplants we have performed, it is about providing highest possible quality of care and service on a consistent basis and making a difference to the lives of the patients who visit us. We aim to provide the same kind of care to the people of Mumbai”, said Prof. Mohamed Rela, Director – HPB & Liver Transplant Program, Gleneagles Global Hospitals.

India is home to 11% of the world’s people with chronic Hepatitis B and the number of deaths from liver cancer or cirrhosis each year range between 100,000 and 200,000. It is estimated that about2 lakh people are diagnosed with end stage liver disease per year and about 0.02% population (25000) need liver transplants per year. The need of the hour is to increase awareness about organ donation.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals was one of the very first to start liver transplant progams in India and is the only Group which has sustained the program since 2003 and has over a decade of experience, including more than 600 liver transplants for both adult and paediatric. Gleneagles Global Hospitals is also the only Group in the country to have successful programs and dedicated teams in 4 cities and a group wide program running under the leadership of Prof. Mohamed Rela.

About Global Institute of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery and Transplantation, Mumbai

The Global Institute of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery and Transplantation at Gleneagles Global Hospitals Mumbai is a State-of-the-Art facility that specializes in management of liver-related issues. Gleneagles Global Hospitals is one of the most comprehensive centres for liver, pancreas diseases & transplantation in India. The Institute brings an exceptional team of expert doctors from multiple disciplines to provide personalized care and the most advanced treatment options to patients with all types of liver conditions and diseases.

The HPB & Liver transplant program at the Gleneagles Global Hospitals is headed by Prof. Mohamed Rela, a Guinness Record Holder for his achievements in the sphere of liver Transplantation, Dr. Samir Shah as the Head of the Dept. of Hepatology along with a cohesive team of Hepatologists, HPB Surgeons, Anesthetists, HPB radiologists and Liver pathologists make the team of Mumbai. A comprehensive 15 bed Liver Transplant ICU, and 2 dedicated Liver Transplant and HPB Operation Theaters are part of this unique life-saving initiative of the Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Mumbai. In liver transplantation, Gleneagles Global Hospitals have a success rate which is at par with the best in the world, thus making them a natural choice for patients ailing from hepatic illnesses across India and the globe.

About Gleneagles Global Hospitals:

Gleneagles Global Hospitals is one of the fast growing chains of multi super specialty tertiary care Hospitals in India offering healthcare services of international standards. With over 2000 beds, the Group currently has state-of the art and world class hospitals offering advanced patient care, at Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. With the most comprehensive multi-organ transplant services in the country, the Group has carved out a niche for itself by excelling in areas ranging from simple procedures to complex surgeries and multi-organ transplantation services for liver, pancreas, kidney heart and lungs. It has evolved to become a one-stop healthcare destination for people from across the world. Recognized for internationally reputed doctors and cutting-edge medical technologies, the Group’s Hospitals have achieved several milestones by performing rare, pioneering surgeries and transplantations. Gleneagles Global Hospitals is also spearheading advanced stem-cell research and academic programs.

Photo Caption: (L to R): Mr.Nikunj Kapadia (Patient); Mr. Munjal Kapadia (Donor/Son), Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman of Gleneagles Global Hospitals; Dr. Samir Shah, HOD, Dept. of Hepatology, Institute of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery & Transplant Unit, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Mumbai

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