Liver transplant is an effective procedure in case of cirrhosis, hepatitis B, C, D, congenital fibrosis of the liver and other liver pathologies. Bookimed helps patients worldwide to find the best liver transplant hospital in the world.
- Best Liver Transplant Hospitals
- Who Are the Best Liver Transplant Surgeons?
- How to Get a Liver Transplant
- Features of Liver Transplant Abroad
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Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) and Liver Surgery Hospital is the best one in India for a liver transplant. The Head of the Hospital is Prof. Mohammed Rela who is the best doctor for liver transplant in India and the world. The Professor is in the Guinness Book of Records for the first in the world successful liver transplant for a 5-day girl and performing over 4,000 procedures.
Global’s HPB and Liver Surgery is a top class hospital in India for liver transplant and other treatment of liver pathologies in India. The success rate for a liver transplant at Global is 95% (average one in the world is 85%). The liver transplant cost in Chennai is one of the lowest.
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The specialists in Berlin Charité Clinic are among the best hospitals in Europe for a liver transplant. They have 23 years of experience in performing this procedure. Doctors have already conducted over 2,500 liver transplants. The success rate of the surgery is up to 90%.
The cost of liver transplant at Charité includes:
- doctors’ fees
- diagnostics (tests for preoperative preparation)
- a liver transplant procedure
- accommodation in a single room
- 84 days of treatment
- other services.
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Organ Transplantation Unit at Sourasky Medical Center has a special service for patients with liver failure stage 3. Specialists apply MARS system. It performs a function of “artificial liver”, so patients who need a liver transplant may wait longer for a donor. The Head of the Department is Prof. Richard Nakache. He is one of the leading specialists in a liver transplant in Israel. Two teams of doctors (a surgeon, hepatologist, pulmonologist, and cardiologist) perform a procedure. Usually, the first team conducts a surgery for a recipient, the second - for a donor. Patients discharge from a hospital in 10-20 days.
Cost of Liver Transplant
Despite a big difference in pricing, low or high cost of a liver transplant does not define quality or success rate of the procedure. Below you can find the average cost of liver transplant in a particular country which includes all the charges regarding a procedure (preoperative tests, a surgery, rehabilitation, accommodation).
The cost of liver transplant varies depending on the country a patient choses for this procedure. For instance, the cost of liver transplant surgery is:
Best Liver Transplant Hospitals
Bookimed works with the best liver transplant centers in the world, among them are centers located in Turkey, India, Israel, Germany, etc. All of them perform liver transplant surgery according to the strict international treatment protocols. It means that a procedure complies with world quality standards.
The cost of liver transplant varies in different countries. But still, patients think that higher price means higher quality and success rate. It is a misleading criterion in choosing a hospital for a liver transplant.
Best country for liver transplant in the world is India. The procedure is 2-3 times cheaper compared with the leading European hospitals, but the success rate is even higher. The low price is explained by the following reasons:
- Indian hospitals do not buy foreign drugs, they produce own ones. Their quality is the same as American medications.
- General low pricing in India.
- The country is considered to be the best place to have a liver transplant because the local doctors have a vast experience in performing the procedure. For instance, some Indian liver transplant surgeons have conducted over 4,000 liver transplants, German ones - only up to 500.
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Best Liver Transplant Surgeons
The success of the surgery depends not only on the country a patient chooses for a liver transplant but a doctor who performs this procedure. Best liver transplant surgeon in the world is Prof. Mohammed Rela. The doctor works in Indian Global Hospitals Group. This liver transplant specialist has performed the biggest number of the procedures - over 4,000. The Professor is the Guinness Book of Records for conducting a liver transplant for a 5-day child who is now a 21 years adult person.
Among other top liver transplant surgeons are:
- Prof. Johann Pratschke who manages the liver transplant at Charite Center (Germany). The doctor has performed over 2,500 organ transplants together with his team;
- Dr. Vivek Vij is one of the best liver transplant specialists with 17 years of experience and over 2,500 conducted procedures (India, Fortis Healthcare);
- Dr. Alper Demirbaş heads one of the largest units for liver transplantation in Turkey - Medical Park Transplantology Center. The doctor has achieved 95% success rate for this procedure.
How to Get a Liver Transplant Faster?
Patients with liver pathologies need a liver transplant a soon as possible. They are looking for hospitals with shortest waiting time for a liver transplant.
A patient has to do such steps to speed up the procedure:
- find a donor (it can be a relative or husband/wife)
- do all the test to detect conformity between a donor a recipient
- leave a request on Bookimed, and our doctors find the best liver transplant hospital for your particular case.
The patients who try to undergo this procedure themselves risk waiting for a liver transplant for a long time. Bookimed Doctors have a vast experience in coordinating such patients are ready to help with all issues of medical travel assistance.
Features of Liver Transplant Abroad
Best liver transplant hospitals provide a procedure only from a living donor who can be a relative or a partner. The relationships must be confirmed documentary. Most of the best liver transplant centers in the world conduct the procedure for the foreigners only from a living related donor (or husband/wife). But before going for treatment, a patient needs to get all necessary documents prepared (list of documents will be provided individually upon the request on Bookimed).
Process of a liver transplant
Features of the liver transplant in the best world hospitals:
- a patient and a donor come to a hospital
- they undergo all the preoperative examinations
- before the surgery, a patient receives a therapy with immunosuppressors which inhibits the immune system for better engraftment of the liver;
- a surgery lasts 7-12 hours for a recipient, for a donor - 5-8 hours (blood transfusion needs to be provided);
- a patient discharges from a hospital in 21 days, a donor - 1-2 weeks.
The main difficulty for a liver transplant abroad is to find a donor. In some cases, relatives of a patient refuse to become a donor because of the fear to get complications or even die. But there are no reasons to be afraid:
- best rated liver transplant hospitals provide 100% survival rate for a donor
- a donor’s liver completely recovers within 2 months, and a donor returns to a normal life in 2-3 weeks after surgery.
Best centers perform a liver transplant with up to 95% success rate, so a patient receives high chances to get rid of primary liver pathology and live a healthy life.
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Specialists of Apollo Institute of Transplant perform over 300 liver transplants for children and adults annually. Liver transplant surgeons have performed the successful procedures for adults and children for 20 years. The success rate for this procedure is 90%.
Apollo Institutes of Transplant is recognized Center of Excellence. The Institute has 320-slice CT scanner, liver transplant operating theatres and intensive care units to provide 100% accurate diagnostics and speed up a recovery. Liver transplant cost in Apollo includes preoperative tests of a donor and a recipient, liver transplant surgery, medications, and hospital stay.
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The Organ Transplant Center at Medicana performs liver transplant with 80-90% success rate. Before a surgery, both a recipient and a donor undergo a complete diagnostics. A surgical procedure for a recipient lasts 6-8 hours, for a donor - 3-5 hours. Period of hospitalization is 10-20 days. The Head of Organ Transplant Department is Prof. Sadik Ersoz who has performed over 200 liver transplant surgeries.
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Memorial Hospital is the first clinic in Turkey where the pediatric liver transplant with incompatible blood group was held. Memorial Hospital rates meet the world standards. According to them, 93.8% of patients survive during a year after transplant when 85% normally live during 10 years.
The liver transplant surgeries at Memorial Hospital are held by the world-known liver transplant surgeon Prof. Dr. Münci Kalayoğlu. The high-quality medical professionals operate under his guidance: transplantologists, microsurgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and intensive care professionals. They successfully held both a liver transplant of any degree of complexity and provide the efficient postsurgical treatment of patients and professional care.
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Specialists of Division of Transplantation Surgery at Severance Hospital have conducted liver transplants for over 20 years. Annually doctors perform 30-50 liver transplants. Specialists conduct a procedure from a related donor. Before an intervention, transplant surgeons do all the tests of a donor and a recipient. If they do not have any contradictions, specialists perform surgery - 10-12 hours for a recipient and 6-8 for a donor.
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The Division Of Transplant Surgery at Samsung Medical Center performs approx. 100 liver transplants a year. The success rate for the procedure with up to 90%. Before a liver transplant, a patient and a donor undergo a complete diagnostics to detect conformity and possible pathologies. Surgeons of the Division has successfully performed blood type-incompatible liver transplant without rejection and complications. Liver transplant specialist apply a bioartificial liver device to help patients waiting for a donor.
Memorial Hospital Bahçelievler (Memorial Bahçelievler Hastanesi) is a multidisciplinary medical center in Istanbul with an eco-friendly design. There are a lot of green areas on the hospital territory, which contribute to patients’ psychological comfort and their speedy recovery.
The medical facility specializes in cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, general and robotic surgery.
Artemis Hospital is an award-winning medical institution of world class service at Gurgaon, India. The Hospital has 11 Centers of Excellence and numerous certifications including Accreditation by National Board for Hospitals & Healthcare and Joint Commission International ensuring the compliance with the best treating practises and guidelines. Team of 350+ doctors of 40 specialties treat patients from all over the world.
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Clinica Universidad de Navarra (CUN) cooperates with the University of Navarra and the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA). Navarra Hospital is represented by 35 medical units and 10 specialized multidisciplinary departments, each of which is equipped with cutting-edge technologies. The Clinic has been certified by JCI (Joint Commission International) since 2004 and accredited by ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) as the Center of Excellence in the field of oncology and palliative therapy. Hospital de Navarra focuses on international patients providing them with all necessary assistance. Over 700,000 patients worldwide have already entrusted their health to this Clinic.
Memorial Atasehir Hospital is a private multidisciplinary hospital in Istanbul which belongs to the large Memorial Healthcare Group. The Memorial Atasehir specialties are organ transplant (with 99.5% success rate for liver and 99% for kidney), in vitro fertilization (65% success rate), oncology, cardio- and neurosurgery.
The hospital has Joint Commission International (JCI) certificate for the compliance with international treatment standards, quality, and safety. JCI is a global organization that controls the quality of medical services worldwide.
BGS Global Hospital is a private multidisciplinary hospital in Bangalore, India, specialized in oncology, neurosurgery, and hepatology. For cancer treatment, this hospital uses the last version of radiotherapy equipment, such as TrueBeam STx that accurately irradiates a tumor even in hard-to-reach areas.
Annually, Global Hospital Bengaluru gives treatment for over 53,000 patients. Doctors of this hospital have performed more than 30,000 operations.
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Essen University Hospital is one of the Europe leaders which provides high-quality medical services and accurate diagnosis in many areas (oncology, hematology, transplantation and treatment of cardiovascular disease). The hospital has an international authority, successfully combines research work with the practice of the treatment of patients, as well as the development and implementation of innovative treatment techniques, conducting various clinical trials and actively collaborates with leading hospitals around the world.
Asan Hospital (Asan Medical Center) is the largest multidisciplinary medical center in South Korea, which can serve 2,700 patients at once.
The key specialties in the hospital are organ transplant, oncology, cardiology, and cardiac surgery. Almost half of all heart transplants in South Korea are carried out (45%) at Asan. The success of organ transplants ranges from 90%.
Every day, 11,800 outpatients and 2,550 inpatients are treated in Asan Hospital. Medical tourists from the USA, China, the UAE, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia choose Asan Hospital.
Bumrungrad International Hospital is a global medical facility in Bangkok, Thailand that specializes in oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, neurosciences, heart surgery, check-ups, etc.
Over 1 million patients choose Bumrungrad annually. 50% of them are international ones from over 190 countries.
The hospital is one of the largest private centers in Southeast Asia and one of the most significant world’s outpatient clinics.
Bumrungrad International is recognized as TOP-10 best hospitals and TOP-30 most technologically advanced clinics in the world.
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The Center for Organ Transplantation of Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi has a highly-experienced team of doctors specialized in organ transplantation. The specialists provide a liver transplant with up to 95% success rate and minimal complications. One of the leading specialists in Turkey for a liver transplant is Prof. Hamdi Karakayali.
The process of liver transplant at Medipol is the following: an affected liver of a patient is removed and replaced with a part of a donor’s healthy one. Doctors perform a procedure using microsurgical techniques which allows avoiding bleeding. A donor can be discharged from a hospital in a week and comes back to a normal life in 2 weeks.
The Institute for Liver Transplantation at Medanta is the first one in Asia for a liver transplant. The specialists of the Institute have already performed over 2,500 liver transplants. The success rate for the procedure is 95%, 90% of cases are without postoperative complications. The Head of the Institute is Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin has 20 years of experience in a liver transplant surgeries, monthly he performs 25-30 such procedures.
Specialists of Liver Transplant Department of Manipal Hospitals has performed over 700 liver transplants. A decision for performing liver transplant is made using a calculating model MELD (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease) which allows detecting a stage of liver damage and risks for a patient. The index on MELD-model can be from 6 to 40. The lower index a patient gets, the higher success rate of operation will be.
Liver transplant cost at Medanta includes:
- accommodation in the 1-bed hospital room (up to 30 days);
- all operative spendings;
Additionally are paid: accommodation beyond the hospital (7 days before the operation and 30 days after), special diet, unexpected expense in case of complications.
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