Chennai, 23rd September 2021: Billroth Super Speciality Hospitals, one of the leading hospitals in Chennai has successfully performed a liver transplant surgery for a 62 year old man. With this, the hospital also marks the launch of Liver Transplant Centre. The inauguration was done by Thiru. Ma. Subramanian, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family welfare, Tamil Nadu.
The patient, from Bangalore, was affected by Cirrhosis due to infection of Hepatitis B. He was diagnosed for Hepato Cellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer). Speaking further on the case, Dr Elankumaran, Liver Transplant Surgeon, says “The patient was examined for the intensity of Cirrhosis and we found him to be fit for a liver transplant. A brain dead patient’s family was willing for organ donation hence this patient was taken for deceased donor liver transplantation. The patient was then shifted to the ICU for post-operative care where he was given immunosuppressive medications and monitored for any infections. His liver functions were normal after the transplant and he was discharged on the fifth day.”