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Multi-Visceral Transplant Team at MGM Healthcare Leads the Way

CHENNAI, September 27th, 2023 –MGM Healthcare’s Multi-Visceral Transplant program, led by the esteemed Prof. Dr. Anil Vaidya, Chair and Director Institute of Multi-Visceral and Abdominal Organ Transplant continues to redefine the boundaries of medical science with multi-visceral transplant program, setting new standards in India and South Asia. MGM Healthcare proudly presents five remarkable case studies that exemplify the hospital’s unwavering commitment to saving lives and its dedication to providing innovative solutions to complex medical challenges.

Multi-visceral organ transplant (MVT) is the new frontier in global transplant programs, and MGM Healthcare, Chennai is performing life-transforming transplants that can cure certain chronic lifestyle diseases and improve the quality of life of patients. This new program extends hope to thousands of patients whose lives can now be saved with these procedures. Multi-visceral transplant involves replacing diseased or failing organs of the gastrointestinal tract such as liver, kidneys, Small bowel, pancreas, stomach and so on, with healthy organs from a deceased donor. This has been found to be very effective in patients with chronic diseases and those suffering from multi-organ failure and cancers of the GI tract.

The Multi-Visceral Transplant program also offers comprehensive intestinal rehabilitation to patients with short gut syndrome a condition that prevents the intestine from properly absorbing orally ingested nutrients and electrolytes. This unique offering is called Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) a method in which complete nutrition is delivered intravenously to patients who have dysfunctional digestive systems. The MVT team at MGM Healthcare is specialized in stabilizing patients with short gut syndrome through TPN.

The Multi-Visceral Transplant Team under the leadership of Professor Dr. Anil Vaidya, has successfully conducted pediatric kidney transplants from live donors, combined pancreas and kidney transplants in diabetes patients with end-stage renal diseases, small bowel transplant in cancer patients, liver transplant from live donors and conducted several combined transplants in patients with multiple organ failure.

Case Study 1: Brave 9-Year-Old’s Miraculous Recovery

Harish Solanki, a courageous 9-year-old, faced a life-threatening ordeal following a fall that resulted in a broken femur. Despite undergoing orthopedic surgery and discharge, his condition took a turn for the worse. Harish was diagnosed with short gut syndrome and urgently needed a small bowel transplant. Airlifted to MGM Healthcare, Harish’s life hung in the balance as he suffered a heart attack. Thanks to the exceptional skills of the team, Harish survived, underwent a successful small bowel transplant, and is now on the road to recovery.

Case Study 2: A Second Chance at Life for a Kerala Housewife

A 46-year-old housewife from Kerala faced severe symptoms of short gut syndrome. Under the care of Dr. Anil Vaidya, she underwent a complex small bowel transplant, a procedure vital for her survival. The surgery was a resounding success, with a healthy small bowel airlifted from Bengaluru, and she is now on the path to a full recovery, ready to resume her normal life.

Case Study 3: Revolutionizing Diabetes Care with Pancreas-Kidney Transplant

Mr. Param Grovar, a 34-year-old IT employee, battled type 1 diabetes, dialysis, and hypoglycemic unawareness. A simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant, led by a team of experts including Prof. Dr. Anil Vaidya, marked a life-changing turning point for him. This procedure not only freed him from dialysis but also cured his diabetes, reducing the risk of associated complications.

Case Study 4: Overcoming Adversity with Persistence and Expertise

Mr. Nand Kishore faced several complications following a Small Bowel Transplantation. Despite challenges, the team, with their dedication, expertise, and comprehensive care, ensured his recovery and discharge in stable condition.

Case Study 5: A Simultaneous Triumph Over Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Mr. Vashisth Kandhari, a 29-year-old with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease, underwent a simultaneous living donor kidney and cadaveric pancreas transplant. Despite facing a post-surgery abdominal issue, MGM Healthcare’s Center for Abdominal Organ Transplant continues to provide comprehensive care, highlighting their unwavering commitment to patients.

Prof. Dr. Anil Vaidya, the driving force behind MGM Healthcare’s visionary approach to healthcare, expressed his thoughts on these achievements, stating, “Our multi-visceral transplant program is a testament to our commitment to redefining healthcare. These case studies showcase the extraordinary skills of our medical team and underscore our mission to save lives and provide innovative solutions to complex medical challenges. We remain steadfast in our dedication to pushing the boundaries of medical science.”

MGM Healthcare Multi-Visceral team led by Prof.Dr.Anil Vaidya along with Dr. Senthilkumar, Dr.Anand Bharath, Dr. Thiyarajagan Srinivasan ,Dr. Karthik Mathivanan, and Dr. Nivash have performed these complex surgeries and showcase remarkable growth in the industry.

MGM Healthcare’s Center for Abdominal Organ Transplant continues to lead the way in medical innovation under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Anil Vaidya. These five remarkable case studies serve as an inspiring testament to the hospital’s mission of saving lives and offering innovative solutions to complex medical challenges.

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