Liver transplant cost abroad

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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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Jan 31, 2018
The patient underwent liver transplant

A survey was conducted, during which the state of health at the time of the survey was assessed as good, there is no need for transplantation yet. Recommendations on home, outpatient treatment are given. It is recommended to undergo a second examination after 6 months to assess the dynamics of the state of health.

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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.

Best liver transplant hospitals in the world achieve 90-95% success rate.

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.

Bookimed patients receive access to best rated liver transplant hospitals abroad: leave a request and receive all the information about any country and center you want.

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).

Liver transplant process

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.

How much does liver transplant cost ?

Doctors calculate the cost of the liver transplant individually for each patient. The price may depend on the hospital's reputation and doctor's experience. You may get the final liver transplant cost only after the consultation with a doctor.

36 clinics are represented in the ranking. According to their data, the approximate liver transplant cost is:

  • The average cost is $107000. The lowest price is $35000 and the highest — $450000.
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The patient underwent liver transplant inGlobal Hospital Chennai

The equipment is good, modern. Doctors and attendants are attentive and highly qualified. I passed a survey course and a number of specialist consultations. At the time when I was there, I was advised not to rush into the operation, as the state of health is at the stage of improvement. If they were interested in pumping money from me, then they would recommend urgently to do it, which indicates their objectivity. The only problem with finding there was an unusual food for me. But this is someone who, like someone who loves spicy, peppery and a lot of seasonings.

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The patient underwent liver transplant inGlobal Hospital Chennai

A survey was conducted, during which the state of health at the time of the survey was assessed as good, there is no need for transplantation yet. Recommendations on home, outpatient treatment are given. It is recommended to undergo a second examination after 6 months to assess the dynamics of the state of health.

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