Global Hospitals Information Centre for Sri Lanka

No. 01, Boteju Road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka. 

Hotline - 077 363 3134

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:

  • Jaundice Clinic Acute Liver Failure
  • Acute Viral Hepatitis Autoimmune and Genetic Liver disease
  • Liver Cirrhosis Storage Liver disease (enzyme defects leading to bigger liver in children)
  • Ascites or Swelling of Abdomen Liver Damage caused by drug overdose
  • Chronic Hepatitis End-stage Liver disease
  • Fatty Liver Clinic ERCP for diagnosing and managing Biliary Tree diseases
  • Comprehensive management for cirrhosis of Liver Liver Transplantation
  • Variceal Bleeding Liver Cancer Care
  • Ascites Portal Hypertension Gastrointestinal bleeding From Hepatobiliary Surgical Problems
  • Hepatic encephalopathy Cholestatic Liver diseases
  • Portal Hypertension Gastrointestinal bleeding from Hepatobiliary Surgical Problems Acute Liver Failure
  • Cholestatic Liver diseases Biliary Obstruction

Diagnosis/ Treatments

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.

Procedures/ Surgeries

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.

  • Living donor liver transplant
  • Deceased / Cadaver donor liver transplant
  • Split liver transplant
  • Auxiliary liver transplant
  • Liver Surgery
  • Primary liver cancer – All Modalities of treatment- surgical and Interventional
  • Meta static liver Cancer – Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery – Cancer which is advanced/ needing complex reconstructions
  • Billiary Surgery - cancer, bile duct injury from previous surgeries
  • Pediatric liver transplant
  • Partial liver transplant
  • Hepatobiliary (HPB) Surgery

Liver Surgery other than Transplantation

  • Liver Resections
  • Liver Cyst /abscess drainage, marsupialisation
  • Liver trauma Surgery
  • Portal hypertension surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery – Cancer which is advanced/ needing complex reconstructions
  • Biliary Surgery - Cancer, bile duct injury from previous surgeries
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Resection and Biliary reconstruction surgery for bile duct strictures
  • Biliary drainage procedures choledocho / hepatico jejunostomy

Preventive care

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:

  • Preventive Liver Health Checks
  • Hepatitis B screening
  • Conducting monthly rural / suburban camps
  • Surveillance for HCC in patients with chronic hepatitis and established cirrhosis through 6 monthly USG and AFP
  • Detailed imaging of the pancreas for workup of unexplained weight loss or worsening of Diabetes status

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