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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.


    • Length
      • 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


                        Canadian Specialist Hospital

                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Arabic

                        The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is the brainchild of its Chairman, Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi. His vision is to establish a World Class medical facility that will cater to the tertiary healt...

                        Angeles Tijuana

                        Baja California, Mexico


                        Accreditation: NHA

                        Languages: English, Spanish

                        Established in January 2006, Hospital Angeles Tijuana is built on the highest principles of medical care and patient hospitality. We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide, as well as the w...

                        Putra Specialist Hospital

                        Melaka, Malaysia


                        Languages: English

                        Centrally located in Melaka, Putra Specialist Hospital offers its patients one-stop medical care in Malaysia. From check-ups to cardiac surgery, we deliver the three things that matter most: quality, ...

                        Fundacion Cardioinfantil hospital

                        Bogota, Colombia


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Portuguese, Mandarin, French, Italian, German, Spanish

                        For more than 7 years, Fundacion Cardioinfantil International Center has offered comprehensive care to international patients and their families during their entire cycle of treatment.

                        ...

                        Bangkok Hospital

                        Bangkok, Thailand


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, HA

                        Languages: Thai, English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Panjabi, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew

                        Bangkok Hospital welcomes more than 3,000 patients each day while also providing medical services as ‘the institution for referrals’ from smaller hospitals that may not have access to spec...
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