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

50

Total Days
In Country
  • 10 Day in Hospital
  • 2 No. Travelers
  • 40 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 25090

65 Hospitals


Wockhardt Hospital, Umrao located in Thane, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 14 story building houses this hospital and it has a 350 beds capacity.
  • The hospital has a day care unit, dialysis unit, and digital documentation facility.
  • Treatment packages are available at the hospital as are Diagnostic and therapeutic services.
  • High end diagnostic services, 9 operation theatres and ICU facilities (24/7) are present.
  • Nephrology, Urology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, and Neurology departments in the hospital are worth a mention.
  • Minimal access surgery as well as Emergency & Trauma Surgery services are present in Wockhardt Umrao.
  • Comprehensive health check up option is available at Wockhardt Umrao.
  • It has all kinds of International patient care services including assistance for travel, transfer, accommodation and interpreters.

View Profile

15

DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 27340 - 32570

FOR Liver transplant


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

  • Committed Centers of Excellence involving many major specialties, super specialties
  • Assistance in trip planning and execution
  • Insurance related assistance
  • Visa facilitation
  • International patient representatives for complete end to end travel and transfer processing for medical travellers
  • Language translators availability
  • Robust safety and infection protocols
  • Personalised, Visa and Premium Health Checks available
  • Health Library and accessing health records online
  • Wide variety of procedures accomplished including complex and critical procedures
  • Technologically advanced systems and procedures in place
  • Research and academics base of healthcare delivery

View Profile

42

DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 32930 - 37800

FOR Liver transplant


Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India with high success rates It has a comprehensive liver transplant care program dedicated to providing effective health care for liver diseases Liver transplant at Apollo Hospital is based on the stateoftheart technology using laparoscopic Argon beam Laser The first adult and pediatric liver transplant in India was performed at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in November 1998 Indraprastha Apollo Hospital has performed more than 1200 organ transplants every year since 2012 with outcomes comparable to the leading centers in the west

View Profile

61

DOCTORS IN 14 SPECIALITIES

5+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 31090 - 36210

FOR Liver transplant

Do you know?

MediGence has pre-negotiated bundled pricing for many surgical procedures that helps you save cost and avail unmatched benefits


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

  • Super-specialty healthcare facility
  • Started operations in July 2008
  • Video consultations with specialists
  • Various health checkup packages available
  • Technological applications in healthcare and healthcare delivery
  • Many ancillar services available like
    • ICU, NICU
    • Physiotherapy
    • Referral lab
    • Teleradiology / telemedicine
    • Pharmacy
    • Imaging facilities
  • Rehabilitation services, 24 hour emergency services, operating theatre, ambulatory and daycare, cafeteria, and many kinds of patient accomodation.

View Profile

18

DOCTORS IN 12 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES


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

  • The hospital has a capacity of as many as 200 beds.
  • There are also 7 operation rooms.
  • Emergency trauma unit of the hospital is an epitome of excellence.
  • The laboratories are made to make diagnosis and analysis a strong part of the treatment process.
  • Numerous organ transplants have been performed and continued to be performed in this healthcare organization.
  • The dialysis unit of the Fortis Hospital Noida is definitely worth a mention, as is its position as a referral hospital for renal ailment treatments.
  • The critical care procedures of the hospital are a major attraction.
  • The hospital has a smoothly functioning 24/7 Emergency centre and its Cardiac Centre for Excellence is well renowned.

View Profile

31

DOCTORS IN 12 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 26660 - 32470

FOR Liver transplant


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

  • Covers an area of 22,000 sqm in the Anatolian side of Istanbul
  • The Hospital has comfortable patient rooms, designed while considering all the required needs of the patients
  • Capacity of 144 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department

View Profile

30

DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 54680 - 64260

FOR Liver transplant


BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital at Kengeri has a capacity of 500 beds.
  • There are 14 operation theatres in this healthcare facility at Kengeri.
  • It is a technologically advanced hospital with imaging facilities, Transplant ICU.
  • A professionally managed International patient center caters to the huge influx of overseas patients.
  • Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Richmond Road is associated with the latest imaging services, pathology laboratory and in house pharmacy.
  • The Richmond Road hospital is a 40-bed healthcare specialty.
  • It specialises in preventive medicine options which makes regular health check ups a reality for patients.

View Profile

29

DOCTORS IN 14 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 27430 - 32820

FOR Liver transplant


VPS Lakeshore Hospital located in Kochi, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Advanced hi-tech healthcare facility
  • Innovative diagnostic & therapeutic medical technologies
  • Diagnostic endoscopy of nose, esophagoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac department- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Total Arterial Coronary Revascularization, Heart Valve Repairs and
  • Replacements, Surgery for Heart Failure, Intracardiac Repair of Congenital Anomalies of the Heart, Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Neurosurgery department: Keyhole Surgery for disc & other spine disorders, such as Spine Tumors, Navigation-guided, and Endoscopic Brain Tumor Surgery, Minimally invasive Brain Surgery, Advanced Head Injury Management with the ICP Monitoring
  • State-of-the-art-hemodialysis Units
  • Kidney Transplantation is done with Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
  • 24 hour rapid TAT team equipped with four specialists have increased survival and decreased patient morbidity
  • Joint preservation techniques include autologous chondrocyte implantation
  • Cutting edge operation theaters & world-class transplant ICUs
  • Urology department: 3D Laparoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ureteroscopy, RIRS, Endourology: PCNL
  • Objective swallowing evaluation services such as functional endoscopic evaluation of Swallowing & Video Fluoroscopic Swallow

View Profile

23

DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 25400 - 32420

FOR Liver transplant


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

  • 380 beds with 13 modular state-of-art OTs, 118 critical care beds, along with technological advancements like automated pneumatic chute system, telemedicine, remote monitoring, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented thinking, EMR, etc.
  • 24X7 emergency and trauma services

View Profile

33

DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 26810 - 32980

FOR Liver transplant


Started as a small hospital and has become a large general Hospital with-

  • 254 beds
  • 12 Operating rooms
  • Staff of 1600 people including expert physicians, nurses, and auxiliary health personnel
  • Guven Medical Surgical Centre
  • IVF Centre
  • Blood Bank
  • Organ Transplant Centre
  • Fully-equipped centres to perform various types of Surgeries
  • Guven Healthy Living Campus for patients

View Profile

23

DOCTORS IN 14 SPECIALITIES

5+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES


The mega-structure of RIMC serves as a hospital as well as an educational institute. Hence, it offers a huge array of medical services and facilities to cater to the needs of its patients.

Fertility Services - RIMC specializes in both male and female fertility and in procedures like IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Uterine Transplants, Preimplantation genetics and Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH).

Anaesthesia and ICU - The ICU rooms in RIMC are equipped to serve the individual needs of every patient. They boast the largest liver transplant ICU in India and a specific ICU dedicated to pediatrics multi-organ transplants.

Radiology and Imaging Sciences - RIMC has the infrastructure to support high-quality scans including 128 Slice CT, Cardiac MRI, and 3 Tesla MRIs.

Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine - RIMC has an active blood bank system with facilities dedicated to Blood Component Separation and Therapy. They use high-end technology like the Automated 1H500 Analyser and have a separate Therapeutic Apheresis Unit.

Advanced Endoscopy - Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre has one of the most advanced hospital facilities with an individual healthcare unit specifically dedicated to Endoscopy. Advanced procedures like Spyglass Cholangioscopy, Laser therapy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Capsule Endoscopy, and special ERCP and EUS Suite.

Some of the other healthcare facilities, departments, and services offered by Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Healthcare are listed below:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Hepatology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine and Diabetology
  • Advanced Paediatrics
  • Ear Nose and Throat 
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology and Imaging Services
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Liver Disease and Transplantation
  • Gastroenterology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neonatology
  • Pathology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Urology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Transfusion Medicine

Apart from these facilities, Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre also have a preventive health check lounge, 72 consultation suites, and 360 degrees including lab facilities specifically for outpatients. 

Visit Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre in Chromepet, Chennai today and find the best care for you and your loved ones.


View Profile

14

SPECIALITIES

4+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 33000 - 37770

FOR Liver transplant


Vejthani Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • It is among the topmost private hospitals functioning in Thailand.
  • The bed capacity of the hospital is 263.
  • There are more than three hundred thousand patients visiting the hospital every year.
  • Vejthani hospital has more than 40 outpatient clinics and centers.
  • International patient care center with all kinds of services: air ambulance, transfers, travel, stay, embassy liaison, patient coordinators, prayer rooms, visa coordination and translators for 20 languages.
  • The special facilities are:
  • International Certified Laboratory
  • 10 Operating Rooms
  • Radiology Section: Portable X-ray, CT-scan and C-ARM and MRI
  • Neonatal Critical Care Unit
  • Water-jet technique applied for liposuction
  • Computer navigation and mini-invasive technique for Joint Replacement surgery

View Profile

50

DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES


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

  • 24x7 emergency services are available.
  • In house pharmacy services are also present.
  • Highly regarded doctors and surgeons work day and night at the hospital.
  • This is in addition to numerous consultants who provide services to patients.
  • There are excellent preoperative and post operative care facilities at the hospital.
  • High success rates and faster turnaround times for patients towards excellent health.
  • An International patient care center enables international patients to avail the best of treatment in a seamless manner with minimal hassle.
  • 5 Centres of Excellence are present in Fortis hospital Bangalore.
  • The bed capacity of this hospital is 250.
  • Latest In Vitro Fertilisation technologies are present.

View Profile

32

DOCTORS IN 12 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 25700 - 32460

FOR Liver transplant


Apollo Hospitals Bannerghatta located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Bed Capacity is 250
  • Largest and most sophisticated sleep laboratory in the world
  • Technological powerhouse with latest equipments
  • 120 slice CT angiogram
  • 3 Tesla MRI
  • Low energy & High energy Linear Accelerators
  • Navigation System in surgical procedures
  • 4-D Ultrasound for 4 dimensional sonography
  • Digital Fluoroscopy
  • Gamma Camera
  • Stereotactic Robotic Radio- surgery
  • Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Robotic assisted surgeries
  • Thallium Laser-First in India
  • Holmium Laser-First in South India
  • Digital X-Ray-First in Karnataka
  • 100 plus consultants
  • Uses Y shaped stent for tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Four autologous chondrocyte implantations procedure is performed and several more like Spinal angiolipoma excision, Tibial tuberosity shift with MPSL reconstruction
  • Biggest series of airway stents in India
  • The Minimal Access Surgery Centre (MASC) centre of excellence

View Profile

38

DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 27380 - 30120

FOR Liver transplant


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

  • The Hospital includes 4 centers i.e. general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, oncology, and dentistry
  • Medipol patients have access to over 60,000 m2 of the gardens, 26,000 m2 of the five-storied underground parking, 100,000 m2 covered premises and 1,500 members of the stuff
  • Capacity of 470 patient beds
  • Oncology Center
  • Emergency department that can admit up to 134 patients (including general, coronary, KVC and neonatal emergency department)
  • 25 Operating rooms
  • Medipol Mega University Hospital uses the following innovative technologies- Biplane digital flat-panel angiographic system, Digital flat-panel tomosynthetic mammography, Surgical O-ARM PEROP CT Imaging system, etc.
  • Helicopters enabling the transfer of the patient at the most emergency cases
  • The Hospital creates a friendly & comfortable ambience for the patients and their relatives with terrace garden suites, normal rooms. Each room is equipped with multimedia services like TV, DVD, Internet, online access from patients bedside, Unlimited Digital Archive pacs and high-quality meal service
  • Prayer Room
  • 5-starred cafeteria/restaurant

View Profile

22

DOCTORS IN 12 SPECIALITIES

6+

FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 52710 - 63360

FOR Liver transplant

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.

Patient Stories

More Related Information

Some of the best Doctors for Liver transplant are:

Top Doctors for Online Consultation for Liver transplant are:

Doctor NameCostBook Appointment
Dr. Bhaskar Nandi23 USDBook Now
Dr. Makbule Eren130 USDBook Now
Dr. Amar Deep Yadav35 USDBook Now
Dr. Vibha Varma20 USDBook Now
Dr. Ayhan Dinckan130 USDBook Now

Procedures related to Liver transplant :

Most searched Hospitals for Liver transplant in Other Destinations are:

Please Enquire

Required | alphabets and spaces
Required | A valid, working email address
Required | A valid contact

NOTE: With this information, I as a user, give MediGence the permission to access my healthcare related data and information to help me get the expert opinion. Read our Privacy Policy for more information.

Ask your healthcare adviser for the best multiple options and choose the one that meets your expectations