Department of Liver Transplant

Liver transplant

The Department of Liver Transplant & Biliary Sciences. A liver transplant surgery is performed in the case of liver failure where the patient’s liver is completely removed, and a new one is put in the same place, which is taken from a liver donor, after joining the blood vessels and the bile duct. The donor’s liver is usually from a family member who donates part of his or her liver or can be from a dead person where the whole liver is usually transplanted.

Liver transplantation is usually done on those whose liver disease has progressed so much that their general condition is critical. Although we only have one liver in our body, the liver can now be safely divided into two parts so that one part can be taken out for transplantation and the remaining liver is enough for the donor. Both these portions can regenerate quickly to their original size through the shape that will become different.

We have the best liver transplant surgeon in Mumbai to perform such surgeries. The Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences in Gleneagles Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, is the best liver transplant Centre in Mumbai. We have some of the best hepatologists in Mumbai onboard has always worked in our favour of us. Many patients from overseas choose to come here for their treatment as the outcomes have been phenomenally successful, and that has made us one of the best liver transplant surgery hospitals in Mumbai. 

Diagnosis of Liver Diseases

The department of Liver transplant in Mumbai provides class apart medical services to our patients. At the Department of Liver transplant, Gleneagles Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, we have some of the best liver transplant doctors in Mumbai who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of liver failure. We are one of the best hospitals for liver transplant surgery in Mumbai who provide a full scope of wellness care. The liver transplantation hospital in Mumbai, department, which has a specialized team of doctors, specialists, and nurses, will get to you immediately and give you the best care and treatment which you need. Being one of the best hospitals for the treatment of liver cirrhosis in Mumbai, we never take any health condition lightly. 

  • Liver Cirrhosis
    It is a complication of liver disease that involves the loss of liver cells and irreversible scarring of the liver. Although there are many other causes, alcohol and viral hepatitis B and C are common causes of cirrhosis.
  • What are the symptoms of liver cirrhosis 
    Some of the symptoms of liver cirrhosis are loss of appetite, weakness, itching, easy bruising, yellowing of the skin (jaundice), and fatigue. These symptoms can be diagnosed by physical examinations, blood tests and can be confirmed by liver biopsy.
  • What other liver diseases or condition 
    Inflammation of the liver is the starting stage of liver disease. If this inflammation is not treated, then it can lead to scarring (fibrosis). At this stage, it is still possible to heal the liver with treatment. It may result in cirrhosis if the fibrosis is not treated. At this stage, though the scarring cannot be healed, it may be prevented or slowed. People with cirrhosis who have signs of complications may develop end-stage liver disease (ESLD), and the only treatment is liver transplantation.
  • How is liver cirrhosis diagnosed and treated?
    The diagnosis of liver cirrhosis is
    Treatment for alcohol dependency
    Weight loss
    Medications to control hepatitis
    Medications are provided to control other causes and symptoms of cirrhosis
    Excess fluid in your body
    Portal hypertension
    Increased liver cancer risk
    Hepatic encephalopathy
    These treatments will help decrease the chances for liver cirrhosis, and our hospital has some of the best liver transplant specialists in Mumbai who will take care of your health in the best way possible

Patients choose the Gleneagles Hospital, Department of liver transplant Mumbai, for their treatment because we are one of the best liver transplant hospitals in Mumbai. You will experience the best care and treatment here. All our technological advancements are solely dedicated to liver transplants and for the betterment of our patients. The combined effort of training and patient care makes our transplantation of liver department a class-apart, and that is why we are known as one of the best liver transplant hospital in Mumbai. We will help you go through all the options and assist you in making healthy and fully informed decisions.

We have grown continuously and evolved to meet the needs of the families we serve. Being among some of the best liver transplant hospitals in Mumbai and having some of the best hepatologists in Mumbai, we provide you with all the medical assistance. We make sure that you never have any doubts about our medication. We have the most experienced liver specialists and doctors to give you expert advice when you are confused about any matter. 

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Liver Transplant Specialists, Doctors and Surgeons

The Liver Transplant Program at Gleneagles Hospital, Parel, Mumbai brings together some of the best and most experienced liver transplant surgeons and hepatologists in the country. They have the expertise and specialized skills, dealing with liver failure or liver cirrhosis. A thorough investigation is the first step of effective liver transplant procedure. This helps ascertain the possibility of a successful liver transplant and if the patient is physically and mentally fit to undergo the rigors of a liver transplant surgery. Following the tests and analysis, the liver team will help the patient and caregivers understand the process of the liver transplant surgery. The multidisciplinary team at our liver transplant hospital in Mumbai includes hepatologists, intensivists, anesthetists, liver transplant surgeons, liver transplant coordinators, nurses, care managers, physiotherapists, dietitians, and other clinicians. Together, they collaborate to manage your care at every stage. The process involves waiting and preparation period, the transplant surgery and post-transplant rehabilitation. Our team remains dedicated and committed to bringing you a full and productive life post liver transplantation.


  • Which is the best liver transplant hospital in Mumbai?

    Gleneagles Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, offer the best care in liver disease and transplantation, equipped with the latest and the best facilities for liver transplantation in Mumbai.

  • What are the few signs of cirrhosis of the liver?

    A few signs and symptoms of liver cirrhosis are weakness, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin (jaundice), itching, easy bruising, and fatigue.

  • What happens in a liver transplant?

    A liver transplant or liver transplantation is a major procedure. A failed liver is removed and replaced with a healthy liver generally taken from a living donor or a deceased donor.

  • When is a liver transplant needed?

    Usually, a liver transplant or liver transplantation treatment is required as an option for people facing high complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease.

  • What are the different types of liver transplants?

    A few different types of liver transplants are Living donor liver transplantation, Paediatric liver transplantation, Split liver transplantation, Domino liver transplantation, Cadaver liver transplantation, Auxiliary liver transplantation.

  • What is liver transplant?

    Liver transplant is a surgery that replaces a non-functional liver (failed liver) with a perfectly functioning and robust liver from a deceased donor or a part of the liver from a healthy living donor. In this procedure, the blood vessels and bile ducts of the recipient’s body are connected to the donor’s liver.

  • When does one require a liver transplant?

    Liver transplant is a recommended treatment for people who suffer from end-stage chronic liver disease (ESLD). It is a progressive illness in which healthy liver tissues are replaced by scarred tissues (cirrhosis) leading to liver decompensation. Liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) is another illness for which a liver transplant is advised. When the liver fails suddenly (Loses more than 75% functioning capacity in a short time) also known as Acute Liver Failure, the patient will be benefitted by an early Liver Transplant. In pediatric age group, inborn errors of metabolism, biliary atresias, hepatoblastomas are also indications for liver transplant.

  • What is the liver transplant success rate in India?

    The liver transplant success rate in India is approximately 80% to 95% with survival rates varying from 60% to 95%, person to person.


  • Is liver transplant successful?

    Liver transplant procedures in general are successful with a success rate being around 75% to 89%. In most cases, both donors and recipients are able to commence routine lives a few weeks after the surgery. However, it can take up to a year to completely recover and experience a good quality of life and have a normal life expectancy in the case of recipients.

  • What is liver transplant recovery time?

    After the liver transplant surgery, it takes up to 10-15 days to be discharged from the hospital for the recipient and 5-7 days for the donor. The donor can return to normal life in a month provided they follow a prescribed diet and a healthy lifestyle. The life expectancy of the donor is not affected after the surgery and does not require medical intervention after two months. The recipient after successful surgery can resume normal life after about two months with adherence to the prescribed diet and lifestyle. It may however take a year to completely recover. The recipient, however, needs to be on life-long prescribed medications as the case may require. This includes both adults and children.

  • Who all are involved in liver transplantation?

    The liver transplant specialist is a team consisting of transplant coordinators, transplant surgeons, hepatologists, psychiatrists, dieticians,nutritionists, nurses and physiotherapists.


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