Kauvery Hospital’s excellent liver transplant program
The liver is a regenerative organ, and people in the early stage of liver damage can still rectify the damage by making appropriate lifestyle changes. If this is not done, liver damage can ultimately lead to liver cirrhosis or liver failure. The mortality rate for people with liver failure is very high. The only way to better their chance of survival and live a quality life is by getting a liver transplant done. Fortunately, liver transplant surgery is so advanced that it has become a regular procedure now.
Kauvery Hospital is well known for its government-approved liver transplant surgery in their multi-specialty hospital. Dr. Ilango of Kauvery Hospital, a specialist in liver cancer and liver transplant, explains why their transplant program is so effective.
Who is eligible for a transplant?
The MELD score is the deciding factor in eligibility for a transplant. It estimates a patient’s chances of surviving their disease during the next three months. It tests for:-
- INR - an internal normalized ratio that indicates whether your liver is making the proteins necessary for blood to clot
- Creatinine - Indicates how well your kidneys are working
- Bilirubin - Indicates how well your liver is clearing a substance called bile
- Serum sodium - Indicates how well your body is regulating fluid balance
If the MELD score is above 50, it means that the patient can’t survive without a transplant for more than a year, or maybe less. In this case, a transplant would be recommended.
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Why come to Kauvery Hospital for a transplant?
The usual concern for a patient when a transplant is recommended is the cost. Kauvery Hospital, whose mission is to be patient-centered, has tried to ensure that the treatment is affordable to as many patients as possible. To that end, they offer government-prescribed costs for transplants. They also promote organ drives by encouraging people to contribute to society even in their time of grief.
- Feb 24, 2021