Multi-Organ Transplant Programme
We know when prayers are answered. Which is why we have an outstanding team of doctors working dedicatedly to ensure that the gift of life is delivered as safely and securely as possible. All in a quiet, soothing environment, overlooking the backwaters of Kochi.Solid Organ Transplant
Aster Multi-Organ Transplant
A state-of-the-art, dedicated facility for liver, kidney, heart and bone marrow transplant in both adults and children.
What is Organ Transplant?
Organ transplant, as the name suggests, is replacing one’s diseased organ like liver, heart etc. with healthy donated organ.There are two types of transplant: Solid Organ Transplant and Bone Marrow Transplant/ Peripheral Blood Transplant.Solid Organ Transplant is replacing organs like the kidney, liver, pancreas, heart, lungs and small intestine. Bone Marrow / Peripheral Blood Transplant are non-surgical procedures that involve infusing healthy blood cells to replace the diseased cells.
Liver & Pancreas Transplant Programme
What makes the Transplant Programme at the Aster Multi-Organ Transplant unique? 22 expert doctors. Yes, we have an exceptional team of 22 internationally trained doctors from various subspecialities with a collective experience of 2500 liver transplants, 200 pancreas and 4000 complex liver, biliary and pancreatic surgeries including the first split liver transplant, first simultaneous pancreas kidney transplant and first simultaneous liver kidney transplant in Karnataka.
Aster Multi-Organ Transplant offers live and cadaver liver transplant, split liver transplant and pancreas transplant and is one of the few centres in the India to offer Robotic Liver Surgery.Read More
Kidney Transplant Programme
We have a team of highly experienced doctors who have performed hundreds of successful kidney transplant procedures in both adults and children. They work with a multidisciplinary approach to ensure every patient gets the best of care and returns to normal life as quickly as possible.
Aster Centre of Excellence in Multi-Organ Transplant is one of the few centres in the India to offer Robotic Kidney Surgery.Read More
Bone Marrow Transplant Programme
Aster Multi-Organ Transplant offers Bone Marrow Transplant, Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant and Mini Transplant as diseases and disorders of the blood (both malignant and non-malignant) in both adults and children.
One of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in the region, we have a 10-bed BMT facility with a dedicated apheresis unit, positive pressure rooms, a fully-equipped blood bank with a cryopreservation unit for harvesting and storing cells and a state-of-the-art lab.Read More
Heart Transplant Programme
Aster Multi-Organ Transplant is one of the most advanced facilities in the region for adult and paediatric heart transplant. Our team of doctors comprise expert Surgeons who have performed thousands of complex cardiac surgeries, highly experienced Cardiologists, Transplant Anaesthetists, and Intensivists who work together as a team to provide the best possible care.Read More
Why are we the best?
Each transplant programme at the Aster Multi-Organ Transplant is headed by an outstanding team of doctors comprising experts from various subspecialities. They work with a multidisciplinary approach to provide high-quality, specialised care to patients and ensure the best possible outcome.
Award-winning nursing care
We have an NABH award-winning team of ACLS/ PALS/ BLS certified nurses who are trained to provide expert care to patients who have undergone transplant. They lend efficient support to our team of doctors and ensure each and every patient is taken good care of; and gets back to normal life as quickly as possible.
Trained Support Staff
Our support team comprising Nutritionists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Rehabilitation Professionals, Physical Medicine experts and Technicians ensure patients are given assistance and guidance to get back to their normal life.
What is live donor or living donor transplant?
As the name suggests, the organ for transplantation is obtained from a donor who is alive. Live donor or living donor transplant is possible only for Liver, Kidney and Bone Marrow Transplant.
What is cadaveric transplant?
When the organ for transplantation is obtained from a deceased or brain-dead donor, it is called cadaveric transplant.
How does one get the organ for transplantation from?
Patients who need to undergo transplant are generally enlisted on the recipient waiting list of an organ-sharing network, based on body and blood type and severity of the condition. As soon as a suitable organ is received, the concerned hospital is intimated and they get ready for transplant surgery.
There are live donor organ sharing networks where people donate organs out of their own will; and the most suitable recipient is chosen.
If the patient has his/her relative donating the organ, it is Live Related Donor Transplant; and if it is someone outside the family that’s donating, it is Live Unrelated Donor Transplant.
Transplant means much more than just the surgery. It’s an extensive, life-long treatment modality that’s adopted only when medical management of the condition is no longer possible. There are many phases/ steps to an organ transplant procedure.
Once it is decided that transplant is the only way forward, the patient needs to undergo a series of pre-transplant tests/ investigations to see if he/she is fit enough for a transplant surgery and whether there are any other major illnesses or complications.
The body type and blood type are ascertained and the patient is enlisted on the organ sharing network’s recipient list. If a suitable donor is available, the patient gets the organ based on his/ her medical condition and age.
To register in the ‘Kerala’s Deceased Donor Organ Transplantation Program’ click here.
Life After Organ Transplant
Undergoing an organ transplant is a life-changing procedure. Simply put, it’s a second chance at life and one needs to be really careful in order to ensure a healthy, good quality life. The possible complications post-transplant include infection, rejection and blood loss.Understandably, a person who has undergone a procedure that’s as complex as an organ replacement will be highly susceptible to infections.
We have the most advanced infection control facilities and systems to minimise spread of infections and ensure a safe, sterile environment for the patient to recuperate. Even after discharge from the hospital, one needs to remember that he or she should be extremely careful and minimise exposure to infections as much as possible.
The human body is programmed to reject what it deems is not a part of it. One of the biggest post-transplant risks is the immunity system rejecting the new organ. The patient will be given immunosuppressants (medicines that suppresses one’s immunity so that it does not fight the transplanted organ) to combat this problem. The immunos uppressant should be taken every single day, for life, without fail as rejection can set in any time.
Remember, an organ transplant isn’t just a surgery. It’s an exhaustive, life-long treatment modality; and the patient will be responsible for his own wellbeing.One needs go for regular check-ups to the transplant team, undergo all blood/other tests as prescribed and follow every single instruction carefully.
It’s very, very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the transplant. One may need to change his or her lifestyle completely and follow a healthy regime including eating right, maintaining personal hygiene and exercising regularly. Compromising on even a seemingly insignificant thing may pose a huge threat to life .
Life after organ transplant is a new life, a rebirth in every sense. And a second chance at life is not something everyone gets. One needs to treat this blessing with utmost respect and care by taking good care of his or her health. It is also about expressing gratitude to the person who was selfless enough to share a part of his or her life by donating the organ.
To know more
To know more about our Transplant Programmes, visit our Centre of Excellence in Organ Transplant at astermedcity.com. And discover how we live up to our simple promise: We’ll Treat You Well.
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