BGS Global Hospitals,Bengaluru,performed
the first dual organ (Liver & Kidney) Transpnatation procedure.
Addressing the media,Dr.N.K.Venkataramanaa,Vice Chairman & Chief NeuroSurgeon,BGS Hospitals said,"This is a tribute to all the doctors on the eve of Doctor's day (1.07.2014),the birthday of
Dr.B.C.Roy".He also said, that the latest problem faced by many is the "fatty Liver'
due to our food habits.
The dual organ transplantation was performed by a team of multi organ transplant surgeons,Dr.Mathew Jacob,Dr.Sonal Asthana,Dr.Rajiv Lochan,& clinically supported
byDr.Kaiser Raja,consultant,Hepatologist,Dr.Anil Kumar,Consultant,Nephrologist
at BGS Hospitals.
Dr.Mathew Jacob said," It is a rare condition where both Liver & Kidney had failed
simultaneously.Luckily, the family of a brain dead patient came forward to donate
the organs.After an extensive 4 hour surgery ,organs were retreived carefully for transplantation.
Then the patient was prepared for receiving the transplantation.First,his damaged
liver was removed and the donated liver was transplanted.Subsequently,kidney was
also transplanted through a separate incision under the same anaesthesia.It was a
14 hour marathon surgery and the patient is recovering well,according to the press
release of the hospital.