Ludhiana: The team at SPS Hospitals, Ludhiana has successfully performed its first liver transplant surgery.
The surgery was performed under the stewardship of Dr. Subash Gupta, Director, Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, led by Dr. Arindam Ghosh, Senior Consultant, Liver Transplant and G.I. Surgery and Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Malhi, Senior Consultant and Head, Department of Gastroenterology.
As a team they have successfully given a new lease of life to a patient suffering from end stage liver disease, due to chronic HCV infection.Dr. Gupta is one of the world’s leading Liver Transplant surgeons and a proud recipient of the Dr. B C Roy award. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Subash Gupta added, “Our endeavour has been to offer a comprehensive programme that takes care of all liver diseases from babies to the geriatric age group. Thought our foray into Ludhiana, we wish to establish a liver transplant programme of repute to serve the people of this region and beyond.”
Dr. Arindam Ghosh, SPS Hospitals said, “The success of this liver transplant exhibits the high quality, safety, reliability and affordability of our healthcare services. This world class liver transplant programme at Ludhiana will not only benefit the people of Punjab but will also cater to the needs of those requiring liver transplants from the neighbouring states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan.”
Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Malhi expressed his concerns regarding accelerated rise in number of patients of chronic liver disease in Punjab. He informed that Hepatitis C, alcoholism and obesity (metabolic syndrome) are three major culprits for liver damage in our state. According to Dr. Malhi, need for awareness among public, regular testing for disease evaluation and early treatment can reverse/ delay the progression of disease. But in advanced cases, the only ray of hope is liver transplantation.
SPS Hospitals, Ludhiana have started liver clinic where chronic liver disease patients will be jointly seen by Medical gastroenterology and Hepatology and Liver Transplant Team and will be given state of art world class treatment.
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