Split liver transplantation is a specialized type of liver transplantation offered at Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, one of the most trusted centers in Gujarat for liver transplantation. It involves dividing a deceased donor liver into two functional grafts, which can then be transplanted into two different recipients, usually an adult and a child, or two children, depending on the size and condition of the grafts and the recipients' needs. Split liver transplantation can help to maximize the utilization of scarce deceased donor organs and increase the number of liver transplants that can be performed.
Here is a detailed overview of the split liver transplantation procedure at Sterling Hospitals:
Donor Evaluation and Selection: Deceased donors are carefully evaluated to determine the suitability of the liver for split liver transplantation. Factors such as the size and condition of the liver, the presence of any liver diseases or infections, and the donor's medical history are thoroughly assessed to ensure the safety and viability of the grafts.
Recipient Evaluation and Selection: Potential recipients for split liver transplantation are evaluated based on their medical condition, liver function, and urgency of transplantation. The medical team assesses the severity of the liver disease, the compatibility of the grafts with the recipients' size and condition, and the potential benefits of split liver transplantation compared to other treatment options. A comprehensive evaluation helps in selecting the most appropriate recipients for the split liver grafts.
Surgical Procedure: Split liver transplantation is a complex surgery that requires highly skilled transplant surgeons and meticulous coordination. The donor liver is carefully divided into two functional grafts, usually a larger right graft and a smaller left graft. The grafts are then transplanted into the respective recipients' abdomens, and the blood vessels and bile ducts are meticulously connected to restore blood flow and bile flow. The surgical team ensures that the grafts are positioned properly and that the recipients' liver functions are restored.
Postoperative Care: After the surgery, both the recipients are closely monitored in the intensive care unit (ICU) and then transferred to specialized liver transplant recovery units. The medical team provides comprehensive postoperative care, including monitoring of liver function, management of immunosuppressive medications to prevent organ rejection, infection control, and other supportive measures. The progress of the recipients is closely monitored for any complications or issues that may arise.
Rehabilitation and Follow-up: Once the recipients' conditions stabilize, rehabilitation and recovery plans are initiated. This may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional support, and other measures to optimize their recovery and return to normal activities. The medical team provides ongoing follow-up care to ensure the long-term success of the split liver transplantation, including monitoring of liver function, management of medications, and regular check-ups to detect and manage any potential complications.
Success Rates and Global Standards: Sterling Hospitals is proud to offer split liver transplantation services that adhere to global standards. The hospital has a dedicated team of experienced transplant surgeons, hepatologists, and other specialists who follow evidence-based protocols and best practices to ensure the best possible outcomes for split liver transplantation patients. The success rates of split liver transplantation at Sterling Hospitals are consistently monitored and benchmarked against international standards.
Split liver transplantation is a complex procedure that requires careful evaluation, surgical expertise, and postoperative care. Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad is a trusted center in Gujarat for split liver transplantation, providing comprehensive evaluation, surgical expertise, postoperative care, and long-term follow-up for both the recipients. The hospital's commitment to global standards and success rates makes it a preferred choice for split liver transplantation in the region.