SUM Hospital Successfully Conducts Liver Transplantation For The Second Time

Bhubaneswar: The Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, for the second time in the state’s medical history, successfully conducted a living-donor liver transplantation on 49-year-old Umesh Kumar Rout of Sambalpur.

Rout, who was suffering from end-stage liver disease, received a portion of the liver of his sister Anita Kumari (41).

A team headed by P Balachandran Menon of Hyderabad-based Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG) and GI surgeon Satya Prakash Roychoudhury from SUM Hospital conducted the marathon 12-hour long surgery.

As per sources, a 40-member team was constituted for the purpose, which comprised of doctors, nurses and paramedics from multiple specialties including Gastro Intestinal surgery, Hepatology, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Urology, Nephrology, Radiology, OT, Infection Control, Central Lab and Blood Bank.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed earlier between AIG and SUM Hospital for undertaking the liver transplantation.

Explaining the surgical process, Manoj Kumar Sahu, Head of the department of Gastroenterology at IMS and SUM Hospital said about 60 per cent of the donor’s liver was first taken out while the diseased liver was removed from the patient simultaneously in a separate OT. The new liver was implanted with the surgeons attaching the arteries, veins and bile ducts perfectly. A new technology Rotem was used to monitor the coagulation parameters of the recipient. Both the donor and recipient had been extubated after surgery, he said.

The surgery was supported by a 10-member team from AIG led by Prof. Menon, Director of Liver Transplantation, and other members of the team being GV Premkumar, Shakti Swaroop, Krishna Chaitanya and Santosh Kumar Sahoo. The core transplant team at IMS and SUM Hospital included Sumit Mohanty, Satya Sundar Gajendra Mohapatra, Santosh Kumar Singh, Rajib Lochan Samal, Debakanta Mishra, Rajesh Kumar Bhola, Girija Nandini Kanungo and transplant coordinators Susanta Kumar Biswal and Saroj Senapati.

The first-ever liver transplantation in Odisha was undertaken at IMS and SUM Hospital on March 5 where a 55-year-old patient from Balasore, Jayanta Kumar Biswal had received a portion of the liver of his 18-year-old son in a successful transplant.