Liver Transplant

Liver Transplant in India

Liver transplant surgery is done to remove the diseased or dysfunctional liver, replacing it with a new healthy one. Liver can be taken either from a living or a deceased donor. With a waiting list of recipients greatly exceeding from that of the donors is the reason why liver transplant is not that common and even expensive.

Liver transplant is only performed on the patients who are at the end stage of some chronic liver disease or have suffered with sudden liver failure due to some underlying reasons.

Some of the most common symptoms of liver disease are mentioned below -

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • Muscle and weight loss
  • Black stools and vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Problems with blood clotting
  • Confusion and forgetfulness
  • Build up of fluids in the abdomen
When Do You Need Liver Transplant?

Patients who are suffering from the following liver conditions are referred for a liver transplant -

  • Acute liver failure due to drug-induced conditions.
  • End stage of liver disease- Liver cirrhosis.
  • Hepatic tumor or cancer.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
  • Alcoholic liver disease.
  • Chronic viral hepatitis.
  • Other types of diseases causing liver failure.

Some of the other major reasons of getting chronic liver disease cirrhosis are - Infected bile ducts.

Hemochromatosis – Genetic disease in which the liver builds up large amount of iron. Wilson’s disease in which the copper starts getting accumulated in the liver by itself.

Liver cancers such as- hepatoblastoma, cholangiocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Procedure Before Liver Transplant Surgery

The first step is to organize for a new healthy liver based on the compatibility of the blood group and organ size. Certain tests are conducted for the same on both the recipient as well as the liver donor.

The donors liver is rejected in certain cases such as if the patient’s liver starts to show signs of improvement or the transplanted liver is not able to show compatibility with the recipient body.

Several tests are conducted before the final procedure such as -

  • Blood tests.
  • Psychometric tests to test the readiness of the patient.
  • X-ray

Further, the doctor refers the patient to the transplant center where the recipient is kept to be assessed by a team of professionals who are experts in liver transplant surgery. They make an overall note of the patient’s medical stats and functionality of the other organs such as lungs, heart and kidneys.

Cost of Liver Transplant in India

Liver transplant surgery is most affordable in India when compared to rest of the countries in the world. Some of the factors on which the liver transplant surgery cost depends are –

  • Liver transplant surgeon charges
  • Number of specialists required in the procedure
  • Days spent in intensive care unit (ICU)
  • Overall costs of medications
  • Type of hospital room
  • Post-surgery consultation and rehabilitation
  • Total duration of hospital stay

Each hospital has their own set of infrastructure and facilities and so cost of liver transplant in India also varies. For best rates, you can contact our medical support team in free today and get best cost for liver transplant in India.

Recovery time -

Once the surgery has been done successfully, the patient is kept in the hospital for a week or so to analyze the after effects of the transplant. During the starting, the patient is kept in an anesthesia recovery room. After the condition of the patient stabilizes and recovers from the effect of anesthesia he/she is shifted to a normal hospital room.

To keep a constant track on the patient’s vital organs of the body, multiple monitoring lines are connected. The overall recovery time of the patient varies from on to eight weeks during which the patient might be asked to stay in the hospital itself.

Best Doctors For Liver Transplant In India View All Arrow

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

Chairman & Executive Director - Hertz Surgery


TPS Health, Delhi

54+ years

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey

Chairman & Executive Director - Hertz Surgery


TPS Health, Delhi

54+ years

Best Hospitals For Liver Transplant In India View All Arrow

Artemis Hospital

Location Icon Sector 51, Gurugram, India

Artemis is the first JCI and NABH accredited multi-specialty hospital in Gurgaon.

Fortis Hospital

Location Icon Noida, India

World class facility with over 200 beds and 7 operational theaters. Most trusted Kidney & Liver Transplant.

Jaypee Hospital

Location Icon Pune, India

Jaypee Hospital, Noida is a premier facility with over 200 beds including 7 operation theatres.