India’s Apollo Hospitals Completes 35 Pediatric Liver Transplant In Filipino Children
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi has emerged as a go to centre for liver transplantation. They performed the first successful pediatric liver transplant in India in 1988. Sanjay, the first child in India to have been successfully transplanted at the age of 22 months, is now a medical student leading a normal life of 20 years later.
“It gives me immense pleasure to see the smiles on the faces of families with children who have received a new life through a liver transplant. India has emerged as a preferred global destination for medical travel”, said by Mr. Jaideep Mazumdar, The Indian Ambassador to the Philippines.
Dr. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group and Senior Pediatric Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Apollo Hospitals, Delhi said: “Since 2012. the Apollo Transplant Program has performed more than 1200 solid organ (liver, kidney and heart) transplants. In 2018, 1441 solid organ transplants were performed. More than 3,300 liver transplants have been performed at Apollo of which 337 were in children. In the last 28 months, the hospital has performed 35 successful liver transplant in children from Philippines. We have transplanted patients from 44 countries”.
Dr. Neerav Goyal, Senior Consultant, Liver Transplant Surgeon, Apollo Hospital, Delhi said, “Our transplantation success rates are comparable to the best published outcomes in the world, which is truly a credit to the excellent team at Apollo Hospital that adheres to the highest standards of clinical care. We value the trust of our patients”.
At the thanksgiving program, Apollo Hospitals thanked Ms. Nina P. Mahler, representing BILD Foundation for helping with funding and Mr. Rex Daryanani, President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (PHIL) for his support.
Parents spoke of their experience at Apollo Hospitals and were accompanied by their children who were full of energy in stark contrast to their condition before a liver transplant with yellow eyes and bloated bellies. Representatives of various foundations, LITRO Babies, Liver Transplant Movement, Liver Babies, HOPE, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce were present at the function.
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