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Liver Transplantation

Liver performs a range of functions in the body and is a vital organ. A transplant of the liver becomes essential when it fails due to various reasons.

Causes of liver failure:

  • Chronic hepatitis with cirrhosis.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (destruction of bile ducts due to malfunctioning immune system).
  • Sclerosing cholangitis (damaged bile ducts).
  • Biliary atresia (biliary duct malformation).
  • Alcoholism.
  • Wilson's disease (an inherited disease that damages liver).
  • Hemochromatosis (liver damage due to excess iron).
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
  • Liver cancer.

    This transplant can be done through a living or a deceased donor but the body size and blood type of the donor and the recipient have to match.

    Organ rejection and infection are the two potential complications and are treated with life-long drugs.


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      • Benefits
        • Who is an ideal candidate
          • Who is not an ideal candidate?
            • Recovery
              • Planning your surgery
                • Preparing your surgery
                  • Anesthasia
                    • Risks / Complications / Side effects
                      • After your surgery

                        Featured Liver Transplantation Providers Abroad


                        HYGEIA Hospital

                        Athens, Greece


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

                        Languages: English, Russian, Greek

                        HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.

                        It was founded in ...

                        Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital

                        Changhua, Taiwan


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Chinese

                        Located in Lugang township of Taiwan Changhua County, Institutional Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital occupies 8.5 hectares with 1 underground floor, 7 above ground floors and 82688 square meter...

                        Shonan Kamakura General Hospital

                        Kanagawa, Japan


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Japanese

                        Shonan Kamakura General Hospital was newly built and moved to Okamoto, Kamakura City on September 2010. It has two-and-a-half-times more floor space than the crowded former hospital, and is a base-iso...

                        Hospital Universitario

                        Bogota, Colombia


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Spanish

                        Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá opened its doors on January 31st, 1983, with the aim of providing patients, families and the community in genera...

                        UPMC Bedford Memorial

                        Pennsylvania, United States


                        Languages: English

                        UPMC Bedford Memorial is an acute care general hospital with units for medical, surgical, obstetrical, intensive care, coronary care, and telemetry services, and offers a variety of diagnostic capabil...
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