Liver Transplant proves to be a BOON OF LIFE if it is done for the right reasons, at the right time, by the right people and of the eligible patient. But most of the patients are unprepared for this major operation. They get misguided by inadequate, unsubstantiated and sometimes misleading information. Such information is available through the internet and propaganda done on behalf of Liver Transplant Centers.
To get the best result out of this life-saving procedure of Liver Transplant, it is advised to have complete information related to this field. The patient, his family members, caretakers and well-wishers must be fully aware about various Liver Transplant Hospitals, Surgeons, Doctors, Success-rates, Cost, Post Liver Transplant Life, Medicines and their side effects etc. etc.
The author of this website Dr. Jyotsna Verma(Chief Liver Transplant Coordinator) worked as a Senior Transplant Coordinator in renowned centers of Liver Transplant in India with reputed surgeons (Dr.A.S.Soin, Dr. Subash Gupta etc.).
She has an experience of dealing with about 12000 liver disease patients and has personally coordinating more than 800 liver transplants in India. Through her Liver Transplant Consultation Services, she wants to provide the benefits of her experience to all the patients in need for Liver Transplant. She has not not restricted herself to a single Liver Transplant Team, Center or Area.
In past Decade, India has become an attraction for Medical Tourism specially because of 'Low Cost and High Success Rate Liver Transplant'. The cost of Liver Transplant Surgery in India varies between 10 to 30 Lacs Rupees (INR) which is about 1/6th of the cost of Liver Transplant Surgery abroad.
A new Liver gives a new life and a well informed decision gives a successful Liver Transplant and complete satisfaction to the patient. The Patient and his family need to have proper Guidance and Education regarding Liver Disease and Liver Transplant procedure before going for this major undertaking. The author wants to help, guide and educate such patients through her experience as a Liver Transplant Coordinator and to share the moments faced by the patients in their Pre, Peri and Post transplant Period.
Many times during her services she came across the end-stage liver disease patients and the families of Fulminant Liver Failure patients. They were not understanding the need of Liver Transplant and were running away from life thinking that liver disease was the END. There are many queries and misconceptions in their minds which need to be addressed by a person with authentic knowledge of the liver transplant scenario in India and abroad. The author provides detailed counseling and education regarding Medical, Legal and Financial issues related to Liver Transplant procedure and life after Liver Transplant.
Coming out of the operation theatre or the hospital after liver transplant operation is not the end of the story. Post Transplant Period is extremely important and requires education about post-transplant lifestyle and care. Many precautions have to be followed for a healthy, normal lifestyle afterwards. The patient with a transplanted liver can expect a normal life in terms of health, activity and vigor BUT some basic precautions, anti-rejection drugs and periodic follow-up with Liver Transplant Team will continue for life.