What to expect after living donor surgery?

 

Liver transplant is a critical surgical procedure where a damaged liver is replaced by a healthy liver. People suffering from acute failures are recommended a liver transplant surgery for a speedy recovery and a comfortable survival. There are two types of donor, deceased and living donor. The living-donor liver transplant involves, translating a portion of a liver from living donor to the recipient through a surgical procedure. Anyone from your family member can become a donor, depending upon his/her medical history. The duration of recovery for a donor involves three phrases evaluation, transplant surgery and post surgery. Let’s talk about major  points to be considered if you are a donor or going to become one.

Evaluation process

Both living donor and recipient need to undergo health and psychological evaluation at a transplant centre. The process involves physical exams of both the participants; include discussions related to potential benefits and risks of surgery and crucial factors. Liver transplant is a safe procedure although donating a portion of liver carries significant risks. Therefore, doctors always keep donor in loop the whole time.  To find a suitable donor for the recipient, a doctor will ask about his/her medical history involves drinking habits, chronic diseases and other conditions which are considered harmful for your liver. Often times, donors get disqualified in the process as they are not a suitable match for the recipient.

During surgery

On the day of surgery, doctors first operate on donor and remove a portion from donor’s liver. The surgery requires general anaesthesia and a large abdominal incision. The duration of surgery is approx four-six hours. It is advisable to follow the instructions given by team for a speedy healing.  All surgical procedures leave a scar on the body, don’t worry follow the instructions and keep on with your life. Dr. Vivek is the youngest liver transplant doctor in India, Fortis hospital with 100% success rate.

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Post surgery

Liver donors are able to live an independent life after the surgery. You need to visit the centre first weeks, three months or for a year as instructed by your doctors. Liver donors can keep on with their daily tasks while recovering at home, like getting dressed, and be doing other simple daily activities. Don’t worries you will get back to normal life and don’t forget to keep in touch with your doctor during the recovery process. Ailbs offers the lowest cost of liver transplant in India with 100% success rate.

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How to keep your liver healthy?

Our generation is one of the most spoilt for choice generation that has ever walked the face of this earth. We have choices for everything, especially for food. Given the amount of processed and high calorie food we intake – it is good thing that the liver is a sturdy organ.

Our lifestyle and dietary habits have changed drastically causing a lot of liver issues for many people. Despite a number of challenges, liver transplant in India has come a long way. Doctor’s like Dr Vivek Vij, has performed more than 2500 cumulative liver transplants with a very high success rate.

One of the simplest ways to keep your liver healthy and function well is by eating right. Apart from avoiding fatty and processed foods and controlling your alcohol consumption there is the option of having food items that keep your liver healthy. Here is a list of what food items your should have to keep your liver safe and healthy:

  1. Garlic
  2. Beets and carrots
  3. Green tea
  4. Leafy green vegetables
  5. Avocados
  6. Apples
  7. Olive Oil
  8. Alternative grains
  9. Cruciferous vegetables
  10. Lemons and lime

Despite best efforts, if you suffer from a liver ailment look for a good doctor in the country. Dr. Vivek Vij is a renowned liver surgeon based out of India with an experience of over 17 years. He does liver transplant cost in India and other parts of the country. He and his team have together performed more than 2500 cumulative liver transplants. He has to his credit the position of the Director of ‘Liver transplant and Gastrointestinal Surgery’ at Fortis Group of Hospitals. He is also the founder of ‘Liver transplantation and Hepatobiliary Sciences’ at Fortis group of Hospitals.