Rela Hospital, Chennai Performs Paediatric Living Donor Liver Transplant on Six Infants in Ahmedabad
March 28, 2022
Ahmedabad, March 26th, 2022: The six infants aged between 2 to 8 months from Ahmedabad had successfully undergone liver transplant at Rela Hospital, Chennai. These infants were diagnosed with complications like Wilson disorder, Acute Liver Failure, Glycogen storage disorder, and Biliary Atresia failed Kasai. The expert team spearheaded by Dr. Naresh Shanmugam, Director – Women and Child Health & Senior Consultant – Paediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Rela Hospitals performed the transplants for these Infants. The parents of the infants were the donors for the liver transplants.
The infants were initially treated at Kimaaya Kids liver and Gastro care clinic in Ahmedabad, the outreach clinic centre. Dr. Naresh Shanmugam consulted the infants at Kimaaya Kidz Liver and Gastro Care, and then referred them to Rela Hospital, Chennai for a liver transplant due to their health complications, where the liver transplant was the only option available for their survival.
“Because of the outreach clinic programs, we are glad that we are able to save lives of so many children who are affected by liver complications. Conducting this event is more of a motivation for us to reach out to more critically ill children around India”, said Dr. Naresh Shanmugam, Director – Women and Child Health & Senior Consultant – Paediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Rela Hospitals
Dr. Kinisha Patel, Consultant paediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist & liver transplant Physician at Kimaaya Kidz Liver & Gastro Care, Ahmedabad said “Children who had advanced liver disease or liver failure, Liver transplant was the only option as curative treatment, were advised to go to Rela Hospital, Chennai – the best centre for liver transplantation. It gives immense pleasure to see all children doing good and living a normal life as any other child. I am happy to see these children’s bright future.”
Post-transplant these infants returned to their hometown with smiling faces and are now doing well
About Rela Hospital:
Rela Hospital, an International Medical facility, is a quaternary care hospital dedicated to fostering and responding to the needs of a diverse patient population. The hospital provides high-quality healthcare with state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities and experienced, caring medical professionals.
Rela Hospital is designed to provide multi-specialty care with a special focus on multi-organ transplantation and critically ill patients. In addition to quaternary care in all specialties, the hospital is committed to providing day-to-day “primary and secondary care” to patients. Rela Hospital is a multi-super specialty hospital in a sprawling landscape of 36 acres located in Chrompet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
- The facility, with 450 beds inclusive of 130 critical-care beds, 14 operating rooms, and sophisticated reference laboratories and radiology services, is conveniently located close to the road, rail, and air transport.
- Rela Hospital is led and managed by world-renowned doctors who are committed to healthcare.
- Rela Hospital offers a wide spectrum of clinical care, education, and research.