Trichy Apollo hospital achieves new medical milestone

 In a trailblazing move for pediatric healthcare, Apollo Hospital Trichy successfully completed its first paediatric living donor liver transplant. This milestone underscores the hospital's ability to conduct complex procedures in tier II cities, offering new hope for young patients with severe liver conditions. The recipient of this life-saving procedure was two-year-old child, diagnosed with Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis-a condition that had escalated to a critical stage, threatening his young life. The child’s father, aged 44, stepped forward to donate a part of his liver, demonstrating profound parental dedication.

This surgery paves the way for more advanced pediatric care in the region and underscores Apollo Hospital's commitment to expanding its services and enhancing patient outcomes. The success of this transplant is expected to encourage more families to seek timely intervention for similar conditions, improving overall outcomes for pediatric liver disease patients in the area.Leading the way in transplants for over four decades, Apollo Hospitals has performed more than 23,000 procedures, solidifying its position as the world's largest transplant program.

Dr. Elankumaran Krishnan, Senior Consultant, Liver Transplant Surgery, Apollo Trichy, who led the complex operation said “Pediatric liver transplants require highly specialized skills due to the smaller size of organs and blood vessels in children. Our team's ability to perform this operation successfully underlines our commitment to excellence and our state-of-the-art facilities. The procedure was performed after meticulous planning with multidisciplinary experts from the surgical team, PICU, paediatrics and hepatology along with dedicated nursing and support staff. The successful transplant has significantly improved the child’s prognosis and highlights the growing capabilities of healthcare institutions in tier II cities like Trichy, reducing the need for families to travel far for specialized care”.

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