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Liver Transplant at VPS Lakeshore

Liver transplant becomes necessary in case of severe liver disease and the liver does not work the way it should. In this surgical procedure, an unhealthy liver that does not function properly is replaced with a healthy liver from a deceased or living donor.

Functions of the liver

Liver plays a major role in our body including detoxification, protein synthesis, and the production of chemicals that help digest food. The functions include:

  • Bile production, which helps the small intestine break down and absorb fats, cholesterol, and vitamins
  • Metabolizing and absorbing bilirubin
  • Metabolizing fats, carbohydrates, and proteins
  • Filtering the blood
  • Production of albumin

The liver is the largest solid organ and the largest gland in the human body. Liver carries out more than 500 roles in the human body. It is the only organ that can regenerate and is the largest solid organ in the body.

When Liver Transplant becomes necessary?

As the liver plays a major role in the body, liver transplant becomes necessary in case of liver failure. Liver transplant is also indicated in people suffering with some types of liver cancer. Liver transplant is usually considered in people who suffer from significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. 

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Liver Transplant at VPS Lakeshore?

The Liver Transplant facilities at VPS Lakeshore are truly of world class quality featuring advanced technology. At VPS Lakeshore, we have cutting edge operation theaters and world-class transplant ICUs. The high success rate, availability of excellent infrastructure and pioneering technology at affordable costs make Lakeshore Hospital, one of the most popular centers for Liver Transplantation in the country. The hospital is fully geared for regular liver transplantations.

The Hepatobiliary center of the Lakeshore Liver Transplant department, performs a large volume of major liver resections for cancer, bile duct cancer, and repair of biliary strictures as well as shunt surgery for portal hypertension. Multi modality treatment for liver cancer including the use of key-hole surgery for guiding tumour ablation is also performed.

Dr. Abhishek Yadav Heading Liver Transplant Unit at VPS Lakeshore

The Liver Transplant Unit at VPS Lakeshore is headed by Dr. Abhishek Yadav who has more than 10 years experience in Liver Transplantation. He worked previously in the Liver Transplant Unit at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, Care Hospitals, Hyderabad. He was instrumental in setting up liver transplant programs at various centers across the country, including Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore Pakistan, and at Karachi.   .

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Dr. Abhishek Yadav is a well known gastrointestinal, liver diseases and liver transplant specialist with more than 10 years of clinical experience in managing patients with complex surgical problems of the liver and gastrointestinal tract.

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