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Institute for Liver, Pancreatic diseases & Transplantation
Treatments & Procedures
The Global Hospitals’ Liver Institute brings together a team of highly qualified practicing physicians, leading clinicians, Hepatologists, Medical Gastroenterologists, Surgical Gastroenterologists and HPB surgeons to treat:
Colonoscopy: It is the inspection of the entire large intestine (colon) using a long, flexible, lighted viewing scope (colonoscope), which is usually linked to a video monitor similar to a TV screen. A colonoscopy may be done to screen for liver cancer or to investigate symptoms, such as bleeding. A colonoscopy may also be done to screen those who have the lower GI symptoms such as constipation, bleeding per rectum, altered bowel habits etc. It is also used for looking at a primary lesion in the colon as a possible cause of spread of the disease to the liver or to investigate symptoms like bleeding.Liver Biopsy: It involves inserting a long needle between the ribs to collect a small sample of liver tissue. Samples of liver tissue can then be examined under a microscope to further evaluate a suspected or known liver disease.Paracentisis: It is a procedure to remove fluid that has accumulated in the abdominal cavity (peritoneal fluid), a condition called ascites, which may be caused by infection, inflammation, abdominal injury, or other conditions, such as cirrhosis or cancer. The fluid is removed using a needle inserted through the abdominal wall and sent to a lab for analysis to determine the cause of the fluid buildup. Paracentesis also may be done to drain the fluid as a comfort measure in people with cancer or chronic cirrhosis.
The Institute, a complete liver disease and transplant center, is the only unit, which provides all types of liver transplant surgeries in India, including:
Liver Transplant - The institute has performed more than 200 liver transplants. The institute has advanced care for complex hepatology cases, including patients suffering from hepatitis C and other forms of liver disease. Global Hospital’s Liver Institute offers the latest treatments to continually improve the techniques and procedures provided by the liver transplant surgery team.
Liver Surgery other than Transplantation
Preventive care can play an important role in patients with chronic liver diseases. Based on the existing data, the preventive strategies of alcohol avoidance, hepatitis vaccination, avoidance of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, iron supplementation when appropriate, and a low-fat diet are prudent in patients with chronic liver disease. Once cirrhosis develops, screening for hepatocellular cancer with alpha-fetoprotein testing and ultrasound, and screening for varices by endoscopy are justified. Various preventive health checks that are done at the institutes are:
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