Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)

Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is a highly specialized surgical procedure offered at Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, one of the most trusted centers in Gujarat for liver transplantation. OLT is a well-established treatment option for patients with end-stage liver disease, acute liver failure, liver tumors, and other liver-related complications. 

The OLT procedure involves the removal of the recipient's diseased liver and its replacement with a healthy liver from a deceased or living donor. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and requires a skilled and experienced surgical team with expertise in liver transplantation. 

Here is a detailed overview of the OLT procedure at Sterling Hospitals: 

Evaluation and Selection: The evaluation process begins with a thorough assessment of the patient's overall health, liver condition, and other relevant factors. The medical team, including hepatologists, transplant surgeons, and other specialists, carefully assesses the patient's suitability for liver transplantation based on established criteria. Once the patient is deemed eligible for OLT, the medical team works closely with the patient and their family to prepare for the transplant surgery. 

Donor Selection: For deceased donor liver transplantation, the medical team identifies a suitable liver from a deceased donor based on compatibility, size, and quality. For living donor liver transplantation, the medical team evaluates potential living donors, usually close family members, to determine their suitability for donation based on various medical and ethical considerations. 

Surgical Procedure: OLT surgery is a complex procedure that typically takes several hours to complete. The patient's diseased liver is carefully removed, and the healthy donor liver is transplanted into the recipient's abdomen. The blood vessels and bile ducts of the donor liver are meticulously connected to the recipient's blood vessels and bile ducts. The surgical team ensures that the blood flow to and from the new liver is restored, and the bile flow is established. 

Postoperative Care: After the surgery, the patient is closely monitored in the intensive care unit (ICU) and then transferred to a specialized liver transplant recovery unit. 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 patient's progress is closely monitored, and any complications or issues are promptly addressed. 

Rehabilitation and Follow-up: Once the patient's condition stabilizes, rehabilitation and recovery plans are initiated. This may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional support, and other measures to optimize the patient's recovery and return to normal activities. The medical team provides ongoing follow-up care to ensure the long-term success of the liver transplant, 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 liver transplantation services that match global standards. The success rates of liver transplantation at Sterling Hospitals are consistently monitored and benchmarked against international standards. The hospital has a dedicated team of experienced hepatologists, transplant surgeons, and other specialists who follow evidence-based protocols and best practices to ensure the best possible outcomes for liver transplant patients. 

Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is a complex and highly specialized procedure that requires a skilled and experienced medical team. Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad is a trusted center in Gujarat for liver transplantation, providing comprehensive evaluation, surgical expertise, postoperative care, and long-term follow-up for liver transplant patients. The hospital's commitment to global standards and evidence-based practices ensures that patients receive the best possible care for their liver transplantation needs.