Coimbatore, Sept 28:
The Department of Hepatology and Liver transplant of GEM Hospital & Research Centre organised a novel event titled “Celebrating life” where patients who had undergone liver transplant successfully were called and honoured. Around 25 patients, who have undergone this procedure and are doing well were invited. They spoke about their journey & how they are leading a normal life now.
GEM Hospital & Research Centre, Coimbatore is the first and only centre in India to perform Laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy for liver donor liver transplant. This procedure avoids large incision for donor and enables maximum benefit with minimal scars for the noble souls who are willing to donate a part of their liver for their willing relatives. Dr. N. Anand Vijai, Head of Dept of Liver transplant, GEM Hospital & Research Centre, addressed over 60 patients who attended this programme and spoke at length about the innovate procedure.