Best Hospitals for Liver transplant

More than 30,000-40,000 liver transplant cases are registered across the world annually. Liver, being one of the most vital organs, are responsible for controlling various metabolic functions inside the body. Thus, liver abnormality or damage, can have serious consequences resulting in death in extreme cases. Liver plays an important role in blood circulatory system via the hepatic portal system, as well as has key role in detoxification, metabolism, blood glucose regulation, digestion (by secreting necessary enzymes and hormones), etc., making it a major organ necessary for healthy survival. 

What is Liver transplantation?

Liver transplantation involves replacing the diseased or damaged liver of the sufferer, with healthy functioning liver from another donor. Hepatic transplantation can be furnished either from a living donor or a cadaveric (deceased) donor, depending on the availability of the organ. Pivoting on the severity, candidates may require either partial or complete transplantation. As per the current statistics, approximately 85-89% of transplantation possess one-year survival rate, and 75-78% five year (short-term) survival rate.

Ideal Candidates for Liver Transplant 

Before availing liver transplantation procedure, the patients are evaluated for ideal candidacy to be eligible for the surgery. Thus, ideal candidates for liver transplant may be people who:

  • Biliary cirrhosis
  • Suffer from Hepatitis type B or C
  • Damaged liver due to excessive alcohol consumption
  • Fatty liver condition
  • Liver cancer 
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Autoimmune diseases 
  • Other end-stage liver damaging diseases.

Factors affecting the cost of Liver transplant surgery

The liver transplant cost may vary from $11,200 to $40,000, and depends on a number of aspects. The deciding factors that affect the cost are:

  • Type of disease that affects the liver
  • Extent of damage
  • Type of transplantation surgery required
  • Availability of healthy liver for donation
  • Country where the transplantation procedure is being availed
  • Multispecialty hospitality where procedure is being performed 
  • Proficiency and experience of the surgeons performing the operation
  • Duration and extent of post-operative care required

Treatment and Cost

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 21-storey Hospital covers 62,500 sqm with ability to handle any emergency situation
  • Equipped with 300+ beds, 10 palliative care beds and 12 operating rooms
  • 30 Observation Rooms, which are convertible to Intensive Care Rooms in the need hour
  • Emergency Department with Emergency specialists
  • 64 Specialities Professional Centers like Organ Transplantation Center, Vascular Health Center, Spine Health Center, Check-up Center, etc.
  • IVF center
  • Pain Clinic
  • Stroke Center/Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • International Guest Department
  • In an emergency transfer of patients via air, the hospital also has an air ambulance facility

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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity of 293 beds
  • 9 Operating theatres
  • 64 intensive care beds
  • Emergency Department
  • Chemotherapy Unit
  • Well-equipped rooms, designed to maximize exposure to day light and service approach is based on boutique hotel business
  • Cafeteria/Restaurant
  • Technology Advancement- 64-slice Computerized Tomography, high level Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, Tomography scanner, Digital Mammography, Digital X-ray scanner, Ultrasound and Color Doppler, Digital and Peripheral Angiography and 4D Ultrasound device

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, VM Medical Park Bursa Hospital located in Bursa, Turkey has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Covers an area of 55,000 sqm
  • Capacity of 270 beds
  • 10 Operating rooms
  • 83 intensive care beds
  • Helipad for Emergency Transfers

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Baskent University Istanbul Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by ISO. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 13.000 square meters indoor area
  • Aesthetically designed Inpatient rooms
  • Latest healthcare equipments
  • 105 bed capacity
  • 5 operating rooms
  • 38 bed capacity in the Intensive Care Unit
  • 609 healthcare personnel and healthcare professors
  • Translation services for International patients

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MIOT started its journey with only 70 beds and focusing on Orthopedics and Trauma care. However, we grew into a multi-specialty hospital with time. MIOT is now a 1000-bedded hospital and can offer an extensive range of services across 63 specialties. The state of art laboratory of our hospital is ranked 8th internationally. We have 21 super-specialty operation theaters equipped with cutting-edge technology to help our doctors with complex procedures.

We take great care to make our patient rooms comfortable enough. The patient rooms get plenty of fresh air as well as natural light. The soothing views from the rooms do not let the patients feel cut off from the outside world. We use separate entrances for emergency patients, out-patients, in-patients, and their attendants. We put our patients’ safety first which is why we use a superior air system to ensure a near-zero infection healthy environment.

Apart from that, MIOT’s 24 hours blood bank provides all kinds of blood work related services which include blood collection to component separation. This state-of-art blood bank alone handles more than 30,000 units of blood over the course of a year. Every month around 600 blood transfusions are managed by this blood bank.

MIOT’s SIGNA Pioneer 3T MRI machine is made with noise reduction technology. This silent MRI machine can deliver superior quality neuroimages without wasting any time. The department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences can give tough competition to any international hospital with its advanced technology and accuracy.

The PET CT service at MIOT International is the first of its kind in South India enabling better and more accurate diagnosis than earlier. The superior diagnosis is also possible for the two digital cath labs at MIOT Heart Revive center.

We also have a physiotherapy team where a team of highly efficient physiotherapists deals with the mobility and functional disability issues of our patients. They listen to the patients carefully to identify the root of the pain and use therapeutic exercises to reduce their pain.

The CCU of MIOT is something to be proud of. The specially-trained staff of this unit is dedicated to ensuring top-quality medical support to serious patients. This unit along with the MIOT International Laboratory is the backbone of our facility.

Furthermore, what makes MIOT unique is our Telemedicine service. In the new normal, we are trying everything to reach our patients. Our one of its kind Telemedicine service connects our patients to our 250 full-time doctors over email, phone, chat and video consultations.


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USD 27270 - 32440

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Fortis Hospital, Mulund located in Mumbai, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fortis Hospital Mulund, Mumbai has a capacity of 315 beds.
  • The diagnostic and therapeutic services of the hospital are a class apart.
  • There are high grade technological applications in equipment and treatment at the Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
  • Biggest transplant centre in terms of multiorgan transplant in the state of Maharashtra.
  • The hospital holds the distinction of having accomplished as many as 100 plus successive heart transplants in a time span of 4 years.
  • It also has an advanced surgical robot.
  • The important specialties of this hospital are cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, urology, nephrology, and neurosciences.
  • The hospital provides excellent emergency care services to the patients
  • The critical care services being given by Fortis Mulund are at par with the best anywhere in the world.
  • It also excels in providing Maternity care to patients.

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USD 27280 - 30590

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Fortis Memorial Research Institute located in Gurugram, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute has the potential to have a 1000 bed capacity.
  • The hospital is proud to have the Da Vinci Robot.
  • There is also the 3-Tesla MRI present in the hospital.
  • There are as many as 15 Operation Theatres.
  • A Comprehensive ECMO in tandem with Critical Care Programme is also present.
  • Elekta Linear Accelerator as well as Brain Suite is available in Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Delhi/NCR.
  • There are 12 specialties present in FMRI.

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USD 27400 - 32370

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Fortis Hospital located in Mohali, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Fortis Hospital Mohali is 348 beds.
  • Fortis Hospital Mohali, Punjab is a tertiary care hospital.
  • It is equipped with the latest technologies.
  • High end procedures which are synonymous with this exceptional healthcare institution are the Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) as well as the Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD).

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USD 32370 - 35610

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Max Centre for Liver Transplant and Biliary Sciences is one the most popular destinations for liver transplantation in India. A highly trained team of 200 members has done 2600 plus transplants. Max Hospital ensures that the patients get intense care during and after the surgery. The success rate of liver transplant is around 95%.

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USD 25100 - 31720

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Fortis Escorts has set up a benchmark in performing the successful Liver Transplants surgery in India with the success rate of 90-95%. The surgery is performed by a team of India's most experienced and patient friendly experts who have outstanding records in patient care and outcomes. The highly qualified team is supported by the latest technology.

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Manipal Hospital, Hebbal located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 90 bed capacity multi specialty hospital.
  • The infrastructure of this hospital matches international standards in areas of expertise as medical, nursing and surgical protocols.
  • International patient care services are a big draw of this hospital.
  • There are several other specialised services that are given by the Columbia Asia Hebbal, Bangalore, India.
  • Pharmacy
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Radiology
  • Labor and delivery suite
  • Ambulance
  • Emergency room
  • Laboratory
  • Operation theater
  • Various special clinics
  • Preventive Healthcare screenings and check ups
  • Laboratory services
  • Diagnostic imaging services:
  • Digitized radiography
  • Ultrasound & color doppler
  • Echocardiography
  • Digitized mammography
  • CT Scan
  • Conventional radiology
  • Picture archival communication system
  • MRI
  • Teleradiology
  • Operating theatres for major & minor surgery and Central sterile services department
  • Ambulatory and Daycare services
  • Labor and delivery suite
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Nursery
  • Pediatrics
  • Intensive care
  • Isolation care
  • Multidisciplinary specialist outpatient clinics

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Apollo Hospital International Limited located in Ahmedabad, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Hospital with 234 bed capacity
  • Credit for doing the autologous stem cell transplant when a patient has acute myeloid Leukemia
  • Regular transplants of cell and bone marrow
  • A 1.5 Tesla MRI scan is available, only healthcare organisation in Gujarat with this option
  • Success percentage of 90 when critical oncology procedures are done
  • Diagnostics such as Blood Tests, X-Ray, Echo and Cardiac related tests
  • International Patient Care related facilities: Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Meals per choice, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room
  • Excellent line up of doctors, surgeons and healthcare professionals such as nurses, technicians

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USD 27120 - 31220

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Acibadem International Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The Ac?badem International Hospital is spread over an indoor area of atleast 19,000 square meters.
  • It comprises as many as 122 beds which also means there are intensive care beds (26) with observation beds (16).
  • Medical technologies are present such as Whole Body MR, DSA Digital Angiography, EUS (Endoultrasonography), and Ultrasonography.
  • Additional services like Heliport, Prayer Room, Cafeteria, ATM within premises etc. can also be availed.
  • Patients can choose from either a standard room or a suite during their hospital stay.

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Phyathai 2 International Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fully equipped rooms are available for convenience of the patients- Gold B Room, Gold A Room, Pediatric Gold A, Platinum room, and Prestige ward
  • Nearby accommodations are also available- Abloom Service Apartments, Bangkok Patio, VIB Best Western Sanam Pao, VIC3 Hotel
  • Operating room
  • International Patient Medical Center to assist overseas patients

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BLK Hospital is one of the best liver transplant hospitals in India and their transplant team has the distinction of being one the most experienced in the country. The team has been involved in 700 liver transplant procedures and has introduced a successful transplant program for both adult and pediatric patients suffering from End Stage Liver Disease.

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USD 31650 - 36370

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About the Liver transplant

A liver transplant surgery is conducted to remove the diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver donated by either a living or a deceased donor. There are a huge number of people who are listed on the waiting list for a liver transplant because the availability of donated liver is limited. This is the reason why a liver transplant is an expensive procedure and is conducted only in rare cases.

Qualifications for Liver Transplant Recipient

A healthy liver plays an important role in the human body. It plays a key role in the absorption and storage of key nutrients and medications and also helps eliminate bacteria and toxins from the blood.

However, a healthy liver may get diseased over a period of time due to many reasons. Patients with the following liver-related conditions are considered for the liver transplant procedure:

    • Acute liver failure triggered by drug-induced liver injury among other reasons
    • Chronic liver failure or end-stage liver disease due to liver cirrhosis
    • Hepatic tumour or cancer
    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Chronic viral hepatitis
    • Diseases causing liver failure
      Some of the leading reasons that contribute to liver cirrhosis include the following:
    • Diseased bile ducts that carry the bile juice from the liver and small intestine to the gall bladder
    • Hemochromatosis, which is a genetic problem where the liver tends to build up iron undesirably
    • Wilson’s disease wherein the liver accumulates copper by itself
    • Biliary atresia in children, a condition wherein an infant is born without the bile ducts or has the ducts blocked or damaged
    • Liver cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma, hepatoblastoma, or hepatocellular carcinoma

 Liver Disease Symptoms

The patients with liver disease may experience the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • Muscle and weight loss
  • Black stools and vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Problems with blood clotting
  • Confusion and forgetfulness
  • Build up of fluids in the abdomen

How is Liver transplant performed?

The surgery is scheduled as soon as a suitable donor, whether living or deceased, is identified. The patient undergoes the last set of tests and is prepared for the surgery. The liver transplant procedure is quite long and it takes around 12 hours for it to complete.

The patient is given general anesthesia prior to the surgery. It is administered through a tube inserted into the windpipe. A catheter for fluid drainage and an intravenous line are also placed for administration of medicines and other fluids.

What happens in a liver transplant?

The liver transplant surgeon makes an incision in the upper abdomen and the injured or the diseased liver is gradually detached from the common bile ducts and the connecting blood vessels.

The team clamps the duct and the vessels and then removes the liver. This common bile duct and the related blood vessels are now attached to the liver of the donor.

The donated liver is placed in the same location as the diseased liver after latter’s removal. Some tubes are placed near and around the newly transplanted liver to aid in the removal of fluids and blood from the abdominal region.

Another tube may be used to drain out bile from the transplanted liver into an external pouch. This helps surgeons assess whether the transplanted liver is producing enough bile or not.

In the case of a living donor, two different surgeries are performed. In the first surgery, a portion of the healthy liver is removed from the donor’s body. In the other surgery, the diseased liver is removed from the body of the recipient and the donor’s liver is placed in its position. The liver cells multiply further during the coming months to form entire liver from the piece of the donor liver.

Recovery from Liver transplant

Irrespective of whether the donated liver comes from a living or a deceased donor, the recipient requires the patient to stay in the hospital for at least one week after the surgery.

After completion of the surgery, the patient is taken to the anesthesia recovery room and then finally to the intensive care unit. After the condition of the patient stabilizes, the breathing tube for is removed and the patient is shifted to a normal hospital room.

Multiple monitoring lines are attached in the body of the patient to keep in check the stability of vital organ systems in the body. Liver transplant recovery time varies from one to eight weeks and the patient may be required to stay in the hospital during this period.

Initially, the patient is required to visit the hospital once a month after discharge to undergo a check for transplant compatibility other health-related issues. Later, the frequency can be decreased to once in a year.

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