35 Successful Pediatric Liver Transplant Made Possible by Apollo Hospitals in New Delhi, India

by - September 09, 2019

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi has emerged as a go to centre for liver transplantation. Apollo Hospitals Delhi had performed the first succesful pediatric liver transplant in india in 1998. Sanjay. the first child in India to have been successfully transplanted at the age of 22 months. is now a medical student leading a normal life 20 years later.

The Indian Ambassador to Philippines. His Excellency. Mr. Jaideep Mazumdar was present at the thanksgiving ceremony as the Chief Guest. Mr. Mazumdar said. 'It gives me immense pleasure to see the smiles on the (aces of families with children who have received a new hie through a liver transplant. indie has emerged as a preferred global destination for medical travel.‘ he added. 

Dr Anupam Sibel, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group and Senior Paediatric Gastroenterologist  and Hepatologist, Apollo Hospitals, Delhi said.,' Since 2012, the Apoilo Transpiant Program has performed more than 1200 solid organ (liver. kidney. heart) transplants. In 2018. 1441 solid organ transplants were performed. More than 3.300 liver transplants have been performed at Apollo of which 337 were in children. In the last 28 months. the hospital has performed 35 successful liver transplant in children from Philippines. We have transplanted patients from 44 countries.‘ he added. 

Dr Neerav Goyal, Senior Consultant, Liver Transplant Surgeon, Apollo Hospital. Delhi said, “Our transplantation suwess rates are comparable to the best published outcomes in the world which is truly a credit to the excellent team at Apollo Hospital that adheres to the highest standards of clinical care. We value the trust our patients. We have performed the most complicated of iiver transplants (e.g.  in babies weighing as less as 4 kilograms). combined liver-kidney transplants and multi-organ transplants. Liver transplantation in small babies is more complex than a regular liver transplant. We are now able to perform transplants in high risk cases, very small babies. patients with difficult anatomy and patients with multi organ dysfunction. We have also performed liver transplants in patients who do not have blood compatible donors. it is this expertise that gives hope and happiness to patients from wortd over who come to Apoilo Hospitals to seek respite from their ailments.‘ 

Stressing upon the progress achieved in liver transplants. especially in children. Dr. Sibal further added. 'An answer to the treatment of liver diseases is early diagnosis. Like other diseases, many liver diseases are curable, if diagnosed and treated timely.‘ 

At the thanksgiving program  held earleir at Fairmont Hotel Makati, Apollo Hospitals thanked, Ms. Nina P Mahler. representing BiLD Foundation for helping with fundmg and Mr Rex Daryanani. President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (PHIL) for his support. 

Parents spoke of their experience at Apollo Hospitals and were accompanied by their children who were full of energy in stark contrast to their condition before a liver transplant with yellow eyes and bloated bellies. 

Representative of various foundations, LITRO babies, Liver Transplant Movement, Liver Babies, HOPE, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce were present at the function earlier.

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