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Heart and Lung Transplant
Organ and tissue transplantation is a complex surgical procedure in the field of medicine in which a tissue or an organ is transferred from one person (donor) to another (recipient), to replace a damaged or missing organ. The organ can also be removed and transferred from one area of a person to another area. Transplantation is necessary because the recipient’s organ has failed or has been damaged by disease or injury and is often the only choice left as a life-saving procedure.
About the Institute:
Meitra Hospital is one of the leading integrated multi-organ transplant providers in the region, catering to specialized transplant surgeries of the Heart & Lung, Liver, and Kidney with the vision to give patients with organ failure a new lease on life.
At Meitra, world-class experts with decades of experience, perform a variety of adult and pediatric transplant procedures. Known for its excellence and comprehensive approach to care, transplant surgeries are carried out at the respective Centres of Excellence with a dedicated transplant facility. The facilities have capabilities to carry out high-intensity surgical procedures, well-equipped with innovative technology for diagnostic, surgical, and post-surgical treatment modalities.
Heart and Lung Transplant Centre
A heart transplant is an operation in which a failing heart is replaced with a healthier donor heart. The Centre for Heart & Vascular Care is well-equipped with a team of renowned and experienced Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Intensivists, Anaesthesiologists, Perfusionists, and Cardiac Rehab team as well as an experienced team of nursing professionals offering a Heart & Lung Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program. Under the leadership of a well-renowned team, the program consists of heart, lung, and heart & lung transplants, pediatric heart transplants, ventricular assist devices, cardiac and peripheral vascular surgeries, and ECMO procedures.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the risks associated with transplant surgery?
The risks of the surgery include infection, bleeding, and damage to the surrounding organs. These can be resolved with effective medical management and post-surgical care.
What is the duration of a transplant surgery?
The amount of time for a heart transplant depends on the complexity of your case and if you need other procedures. Surgery can range between 6 to 12 hours, depending on one’s condition.
Which tests are required before and after surgery?
Complete medical history and physical examination, blood work, radiological examinations, fitness tests, and donor matches are mandatory tests before any transplant procedure.