Nagpur’s New Era Hospital crosses another milestone; performs 20 liver and 8 kidney transplants in 1 year

Joy Jacob | Jun 14, 2019 19:27

Nilima Raut

Three patients admitted in city hospitals awaiting suitable donors got a new lease of life, thanks to the brave decision taken by the husband of donor Nilima Raut, who was declared brain-dead. While her liver and kidneys were transplanted to needy patients, her eyes were donated to city’s Mahatme Eye Bank. With these transplants, New Era Hospital crossed another milestone by transplanting 20th liver and eighth kidney within one year.

Last year, the hospital was the first in Central India to perform a liver and kidney transplant, Dr Anand Sancheti Director, New Era Hospital told Nation Next.  A 47-year-old male from Nagpur, who was suffering from liver disease, was advised by doctors at New Era Hospital to undergo liver transplant.

The kidney recipient was a 57-year-old male from Nagpur who was suffering from kidney disease. The second kidney allotted to Wockhardt Hospital was given to a 62-year-old male patient who needed a transplant.

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The liver transplant team at the hospital comprised Dr Rahul Saxena – Liver Transplant Surgeon, Dr Vijendra Kirnake – Gastroenterologist, Dr Amol Kokas – Intensivist, Dr Sahil Bansal – Anaesthetist and Dr Savita Jaiswal –Anaesthetist.

The kidney transplant team comprised Dr Shivnarayan Acharya – Nephrologist, Dr Ravi Deshmukh Uro Surgeon and Dr Amit Deshpande – UroSurgeon.

The liver and kidney transplant teams conducted the transplant operation under the guidance of Director Dr Nilesh Agrawal, Dr Anand Sancheti and Dr Nidheesh Mishra. Speaking to Nation Next Dr Sancheti said the transplant surgeries were successful and the patients are stable.

Few days back, New Era Hospital performed a heart transplant surgery on a 28-year-old patient from Jhallar in Betul. Not just in Nagpur, the hospital became the first in Central India to perform a heart transplant.