Liver transplants performed at Stanley Hospital in Chennai led by doctors from Rela Hospital

August 24, 2022

Liver transplants performed at Stanley Hospital in Chennai led by doctors from Rela Hospital
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The Government Stanley Hospital has performed two consecutive cadaveric liver transplants, due to various conditions, in a span of two days.

On July 25, a 46-year-old man with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and a 19-year-old girl with Wilson disease received liver transplants. The first donor was a 25-year-old man who was admitted to Salem’s Government Mohan Kumara Mangalam Medical College Hospital after being injured in a car accident. In six hours, he was transported to Chennai by police, who created a green corridor. The second donor, a 26-year-old man, was taken to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital after being involved in a car accident.

Jeswanth Satyanesan, director of Liver Transplantation, led the transplantation team, comprising an anaesthesiologist, surgical gastroenterologist, microbiologist, and Rela Institute doctors.

Why Rela?

Dr. Rela Hospital, an International medical facility, is a quaternary care hospital committed to nurturing and meeting the needs of a diverse patient population. Rela Hospital is developed to provide highly specialised care in all specialties, with a special emphasis on critical care and multi-organ transplantation patients. This hospital, founded by Prof. Mohamed Rela, a world-renowned surgeon in the field of Liver Surgery and Transplantation, houses one of the world’s largest dedicated liver intensive care units.

Rela Hospital’s distinguishing trademarks include:

  • Rela Hospital is a multispecialty hospital spread across 36 acres of land in Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • The facility, which has 450 beds, including 130 critical-care beds, 9 operating rooms, and cutting-edge reference laboratories and radiology services, is conveniently located near the road, rail, and air transportation.
  • Rela Hospital is led and managed by world-renowned doctors who are dedicated to providing quality healthcare.
  • Rela Hospital provides the most comprehensive range of clinical care, education, and research. The hospital provides cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art treatment facilities in order to provide healthcare at a low cost.
  • Patient needs, comfort, and trust drive DrRela Institute.

Prof. Mohamed Rela

A man’s entirety and essence are primarily stated to be found in his genesis, but a rough diamond is only made better with each cut. Professor Mohamed Rela was born in a small village in the Thanjavur district, which is known as South India’s rice bowl. For centuries, it has also been the heart of Tamil culture. Prof. Mohamed Rela is essentially a proud son of the soil with a native soul. He was shaped by his education at Chennai’s eclectic Kalakshetra school, a formidable reputed institute known for its deep-rooted “Indianess.”

Professor Rela has numerous honours in his account. He won the first-ever state-level postgraduate entrance examination before enrolling in the Masters in Surgery programme at Stanley Medical College in Chennai. He passed the Fellowship exams of the Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom after completing another Masters in Surgery. He spent his first few years in the UK rotating through various surgical specialties, honing his surgical skills.

But the best of his work is in the world of liver transplantation, which was an ageing surgical subspecialty at the time, with many people viewing it with pessimism. Prof. Rela has been a professor of liver surgery at the prestigious King’s College Hospital for nearly three decades. He pioneered niche areas of liver transplantation such as auxiliary transplantation, split liver transplantation techniques, and live donor liver transplantation at King’s College for the rest of the world to emulate and scores of patients to benefit. Prof. Rela has performed over 4500 liver transplants in a glittering career spanning three decades, including one on a five-day-old baby, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

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