JAMMU, Jan 24: Manipal Hospitals started its OPD service at Medicare Nursing Home Gandhi Nagar on monthly basis.
This was informed by Amit Bagotra, Manager, Manipal Hospitals while talking to media persons here today.
“The OPD for liver, orthopedics and cardiac will be conducted in the third week of every month”, Bagotra.
Dr Manoj Gupta, Consultant, Department of Liver Transplantation and Hepato Pancreatic Biliary Surgery, Manipal Hospitals highlighted the essential facts about liver failure and liver-transplantation.
Addressing a press conference, Dr Gupta said, “When a person’s liver or large part of it becomes damaged to an extent that it is no longer able to function, then we recommend liver transplantation as a viable treatment method”.
It is a major and complex surgical procedure, in which a liver donor and recipient both are operated on at the same time for the transplantation, he said, adding that is a lifesaving procedure for those patients who are suffering from the last stage of a liver disease.
“Common cause of liver cirrhosis, which is loss of liver cells and irreversible scaring, is alcohol abuse. However, viral hepatitis B and C and autoimmune hepatitis can also cause liver damage. The best way to prevent such deterioration of liver is to catch the symptom of the disease like weakness, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin (jaundice) early. Adhering to good lifestyle habits, limitation of alcohol and timely vaccination for hepatitis B are some preventive measures which everyone should be aware of”, Dr Gupta informed.
Dr Rajeev Verma, HoD Orthopedic Manipal Hospitals was also present during the press conference.