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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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                        Featured Liver Transplantation Providers Abroad


                        Chong Hua Hospital

                        Cebu, Philippines


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Tagalog

                        Chong Hua Hospital is home of the region's top specialists and sub specialist. We are pleased to be the referral hospital of choice for physicians and patients seeking the highest level of quality hea...

                        Bumrungrad International Hospital

                        Bangkok, Thailand


                        Accreditation: JCI, HA

                        Languages: Thai, English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Napali, Vietnamese, Bangladesh, Simplified Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, German

                        Bumrungrad International is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals...

                        Hospital Lam Wah Ee

                        Georgetown, Malaysia


                        Languages: English

                        Vision:
                        Aspires to be the Centre of Excellence in Healthcare

                        Mission:
                        Dedicated to provide the finest quality medical services at affordable prices

                        Hospital...

                        Makati Medical Center

                        Makati, Philippines


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Tagalog

                        Makati Medical Center has earned the distinction of being one of the best-equipped hospitals in the country and in Asia. We have the most capable staff that extends the best quality medical care to ou...
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