Pune: Sahyadri Hospitals recently conducted its 100th liver transplant on a 48-year-old male from Atpadi, Sangli, who was suffering from end-stage liver cirrhosis.
Dr Bipin Vibhute, Dr Dinesh Zirpe, Dr Dinesh Babu, Transplant Anaesthetist Dr Manish Phatak, chief consultant liver ICU, Dr Chetan Pandey, liver transplant surgeon, Dr Shailesh Sable and Dr Sunil Rao from the hospital said that this is an extremely proud moment as the hospital celebrates 100 lives with liver transplants in span of just 2.5 years.
“We are happy that we not only achieved this milestone, but we have been able to transform the lives.
Availability of well-trained medical team under the leadership of Dr Vibhute, excellent clinical outcomes and affordable price points and availability of service helped us. We have made liver transplant service available not only in Pune but also in Nashik and Aurangabad, and have extended Liver OPDs at tier 2 and 3 cities like Satara, Karad, Kolhapur, Sangli, Baramati, Ahmednagar and Indapur,” Rao said.
Dr Bipin Vibhute, Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon, Sahyadri Hospitals, said that so many patients received the service with 89 per cent success rates in such a small period.
“During this journey, apart from challenging liver transplants, we have also been able to do some rare surgeries like kidney-pancreas transplants, maximum number of paediatric liver transplants in Maharashtra and simultaneous liver, kidney and pancreas transplant and donor liver retrieval, which was the first case reported in the state,” said Vibhute.
Dr Manish Pathak, Transplant Anaesthetist, said that this has been possible because of the state-of-the-art infrastructure.
“In addition, a dedicated liver ICU consists of a five-bedded ICU with expert team exclusively for liver transplants, a dedicated rehab team to ensure quicker and better post-surgery recovery for the patient, which will help us cutting down the extra expense post-surgery,” said Pathak.