October 6, 2022

India’s First Dedicated Pediatric Transplant Programat Apollo Children Hospital successfully completed

India’s First Dedicated Pediatric Transplant Programat Apollo Children Hospital successfully completed

India’s First Dedicated Pediatric Transplant Programat Apollo Children Hospital successfully completed more than 50 Pediatric Transplants Videolink,Images, & News

Chennai:

The Department of Pediatric Surgery & Liver Transplants at Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s largest and most trusted multi-specialty chain of hospitals has saved the lives of more than 50 children till date. Children who underwent transplant surgeries came together and interacted with doctors from Apollo Hospitals. Present on the occasion were Dr. Anand Khakhar, Dr Anand Ramamurthy, Dr Manish Varma, Dr Mahesh Gopasetty, Dr Vishwanathan& Dr VasanthaRoopan from Apollo Hospitals Greams road and Apollo Childrens Hospital. 

With the India’s First Dedicated Pediatric Transplant program Apollo Childrens Hospital has completed more than 50 successful pediatric transplants, the youngest being a 5 month old infant. This is the only center in India to have a dedicated infrastructure and team of specialist in pediatric transplant care. This facility enables ACH to undertake complex procedures like solid organ transplantations in pediatric patients.The superlative infrastructure and technology at Apollo Children Hospital reassures the critical care teams at Apollo to carry forward with any procedure, even in a short span of time to save precious lives of Children.

PHOTO CAPTION:

 Dr. Anand Khakhar, Director Dept. Liver Transplants, Apollo Hospitals Chennai seen along with Children, Lijo, Gopinath, Yokesh, Prishha and Dharani. Children were operated at Apollo Children’s Hospital. 

Apollo’s Dedicated Pediatric transplant outreach saved the lives of kids like 9 month-old boyMammon, from Oman. Mammon was diagnosed withBillaryAtresia a most common cause of liver failure in toddlers, a critical condition that accounts for almost half the cases of liver failure among children. This disease leads to faster complications and higher mortality. Symptoms of the disease appear or develop about two to eight weeks after birth. Mammon was admitted into Apollo Childrens Hospital in2010 in a critical condition and received a lifesaving liver transplant donated by his father.Mammon gained his childhood back after the transplant procedure, he is now 7.5 years old and is leading a normal and happy life.

India’s First Dedicated Pediatric Transplant Programat Apollo Children Hospital successfully completed more than 50 Pediatric Transplants Videolink.

Apollo Childrens hospital treated yet another strange case of Hyperoxaluria. Gopinatha 7 year-old- child from Kumbakonnam, Tamil Nadu, was diagnosed with Hyperoxaluria a rare condition in which deficiency of the liver enzyme (Alanine:Glyoxylate aminotransferase) which leads to renal failure and systemic Oxalosis. Combined liver–kidney transplantation (LKT) is recommended for end‐stage renal failure (ESRF) in adults, but management of infants and young children is controversial. Supported by sophisticated infrastructure and technology and super specialist doctors, the team at ACH handled the kid with utmost care and performed a Liver and Kidney transplant with his father and grandmother as live donors.

India’s First Dedicated Pediatric Transplant Programat Apollo Children Hospital successfully completed more than 50 Pediatric Transplants .Images

Most of the children who underwent transplants under Apollo’s Dedicated Pediatric Transplant Program were under five years.Dr. Anand Khakhar, Director Dept. Liver Transplants, Apollo Hospitals Chennai said, “Performing transplants in Children is an intricate and tedious procedure which involves high risk. Clinical management of pediatric transplant recipients istechnically more challenging because they are all tender and delicate to handle. Their bodies are relatively small in size and their margin for tolerance in physiologicshifts or fluid and electrolytes are very less. An experienced and dedicated team who is specialized in pediatric care becomes imperative to out win all these odds. ACH has a dedicated team of specialists to perform pediatric liver transplants and has performed the largest number of pediatric liver&Kidney transplants in the state so far.”

It is estimated that in India 4000 children need a liver transplant with hardly 100 cases getting treated. This may be attributed to the high cost of liver transplant surgery and lack of awareness among people apart from other social reasons due to which not many families opt for a liver transplant for their children.The classic signs of chronic liver failure are severe jaundice, itching, excessive bleeding, stunted or retarded growth, bloated bellies, irritability and vomiting blood.

India’s First Dedicated Pediatric Transplant Programat Apollo Children Hospital successfully completed more than 50 Pediatric Transplants .Images

ABOUT APOLLO HOSPITALS

It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program.

As Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 9,215 beds across 64 Hospitals, 2,500 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 110  plus Telemedicine Centres and 80 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches spanning   the length and breadth of the Country.

As an integrated healthcare service provider with Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy capability, over 15 medical

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