Transplant surgeons at Star Hospitals in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, have successfully performed a dual lobe liver transplant on a 35-year-old male patient from Kurnool who was suffering from end-stage liver disease. This procedure involves implanting one graft of liver from each of two donors into the recipient. Not only does it provide a sufficient size of the donor liver to the patient, but it also ensures a higher degree of safety for the two donors. In this case, the patient received a part of the liver from his wife and brother.
Dr. Raghavendra Babu, Chief Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon at Star Hospitals, led the 16-hour surgery that was completed by a team of senior doctors from multiple departments. The patient, who was overweight and struggling with liver failure, now has a ray of hope thanks to this dual lobe liver transplant. Dr. Rahul Medakkar, Group COO of Star Group of Hospitals, emphasized the significance of such procedures for patients who often do not survive under such medical conditions.
This successful dual lobe liver transplant exemplifies the advanced capabilities and expertise of Star Hospitals in conducting complex surgeries. The procedure not only provides a lifeline for patients with end-stage liver disease but also highlights the potential of such transplants to offer hope in dire situations.