HOPE Liver pump machine employed for the first time in the country
June 30, 2021
MGM Healthcare, a multi-specialty quaternary care hospital in the heart of the Chennai, today announced that it had successfully conducted a Cadaveric Liver Transplantation on a patient with end-stage liver disease using an innovative - Hypothermic Oxygenated Perfusion (HOPE) liver pump - for the very first time in the country. The surgery was successful performed on 25/03/2021.
A 50-member team under the leadership of Dr. Thiagarajan Srinivasan Director, Institute of liver diseases and Transplantation at MGM healthcare successfully conducted this complex liver pump procedure to expand the liver donor pool.
He further added, “With the state and industry support we can establish dedicated organ perfusion centres for marginal cadaveric livers which can help in expanding the liver donor pool and reducing the organ shortage and cost.”
Dr. Karthik Mathivanan, Associate Director, Institute of Liver Diseases and Transplantation, MGM Healthcare noted, “The patient’s condition remained stable throughout the transplant and in the post op period. He is now leading an active normal life with perfectly functioning new liver. Incorporation of innovative machine pump technology can save lot of lives and exciting new research is being conducted actively across the world and we hope to bring all the latest technology to India at an affordable cost.”
Dr. Arulprakash S, Sr. Consultant & Clinical Lead-Gastroenterology & Hepatology, MGM Healthcare said, “There is an increase in liver disease and consequently there is a demand of donor liver for transplant worldwide. This technology provides a chance of using marginal livers with good outcome and thereby reducing waiting time for patients awaiting liver transplant.”
Harish Manian, CEO, MGM Healthcare explained, “We at MGM Healthcare always believe in ensuring highest standards of patient safety with best-in-class clinical outcomes and a seamless patient experience. This rare cadaveric liver transplant with the assistance of a HOPE machine by our team is a testament of our hospital to continue to bring in the best of technology and let our patients have the access to the best of health infrastructure in the country. I applaud the efforts of the team led by Dr. Thiagarajan Srinivasan who made this transplant possible and for the patient's family to have faith in our team and wish him a healthy future."
Speaking on his experience Mr. Ramprabhu said, “I would like to thank the clinical team led by Dr. Thiagarajan Srinivasan at MGM Healthcare for giving me a fresh lease of life. I would like to thank the nursing team for their tireless service during these testing times.”
About MGM Healthcare
Born out of a need for altruism, MGM Healthcare is obsessed with bettering patient experiences and improving clinical outcomes through expertise, passion, and technology. The manifestation of this dedication to superlative health-caring is a state-of-the-art hospital on Nelson Manickam Road having 400 beds, 50 out-patient consultation rooms, over 100 critical care beds, 250+ Doctors, 12 Centers of excellence, 30+ Clinical Departments, 12 state-of-the-art Operating Theatres, and 24 x 7 comprehensive Emergency Care. Here, a host of eminent surgeons and physicians wield a potent combination of skill and cutting-edge technology to elevate care and outcomes to new levels. MGM Healthcare is the first hospital in Asia with the highest rated USGBC LEED Platinum-certified Green Hospital.
Over the past year, the team of clinical experts at MGM Healthcare have performed many innovative and complex surgeries in the pursuit of establishing trust and clinical excellence. MGM Healthcare designed and equipped with the latest in technology and equipment is poised to drive patient centricity and clinical excellence of both the domestic and international patients.
30th June 2021
A 44-year-old end-stage liver disease patient with rare AB blood group was in the state and country’s transplant waiting list for cadaveric donor liver for the past one year. Given that the patient had a rare blood group and slim chances of find a cadaveric donor liver, his situation was getting a little complicated. He did not have a matched compatible live liver donor and had a history of two unsuccessful previous near miss attempts in the waiting period to get the donor liver. However, about three months ago a cadaveric liver did become available, however, the brain-dead donor was being administered high doses of blood pressure support drugs and was unstable.Author,
Dr. Thiagarajan Srinivasan Director, Institute of liver diseases and Transplantation at MGM healthcare
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