JAMMU, Nov 23: Medanta – The Medicity, today announced the launch of Medanta Liver Clinic in Jammu at Medanta Mediclinic located at Gole Market, Gandhi Nagar.
A team from Medanta Liver Institute of Liver Transplantatation, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana comprising Dr AS Soin (chairman), Dr Thiagarajan S (senior consultant) and Dr Sujeet Saha (consultant) will be available for consultation for all liver related problems.
“The OPD will function regularly and offer patients from Jammu and rest of J&K access to world-class care for all liver related medical and surgical problems”, Dr AS Soin, who leads India’s largest and most successful liver transplant program as chairman and chief surgeon at Medanta, said while addressing a press conference here today.
Dr Soin said “Liver transplantation is a complex procedure requiring multidisciplinary care and a large dedicated team. At Medanta, we have more than 500 members in the Liver transplant team from various disciplines. He said with the launch of this facility, they will address the liver health concerns of patients in J&K better, and they will now have a facility for world class treatment for liver failure at their doorstep.
Dr Thiagarajan S said that both primary liver tumors (originating from liver cells, also called hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma), and secondary tumors of the liver (liver metastases or spread from other cancers like colon cancer) can be treated by liver surgery or trans-plantation if they are detected, and managed early.
Dr Sujeet Saha said acute liver failure can occur over just a few days, in Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E etc, which is fatal unless an emergency liver transplant is carried out. At Medanta we have facility to airlift sick patients with acute liver failure and offer them life-saving liver transplant within 24 hours.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta-The Medicity, said, “This initiative is in keeping with our vision to offer world-class healthcare to the citizens of Jammu. Having understood the need for advanced liver treatment in the capital city, we decided to launch Medanta Liver Clinic”.