Liver transplantation facility in PakistanBy Tazeen • Jan 23rd, 2010 • Category: Misc • 26 Comments
Liver transplant in Pakistan is available now in many hospitals of different cities. There are many qualified doctors out there who have come from abroad and specialized in liver and heart transplants.Equipment which is state of the art is also available in these facilities and the cost is down too.
Liver transplant in India for Pakistani patient is also popular, but the trend is going down now because the cost is high and getting Indian visa for Pakistani patients is also very complicated and time consuming and once you are in India, Indian police also tease the Pakistani patients and their carers.
Liver transplantation is surgery to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy one. This kind of surgery has been done for more than 38 years. Many people have had liver transplants and now lead normal lives. There are many living examples of that with happy families.
Your doctor will decide whether you need to go to a hospital that does liver transplants. You will meet the liver transplant team. The team is usually led by a liver transplant surgeon and includes liver specialists, nurses, and other health care professionals. The transplant team will arrange blood tests, x rays, and other tests to help make the decision about whether you need a transplant and whether a transplant can be carried out safely.
Right now there are no hospitals in Pakistan offering Liver Transplatation, but thankfully now there will be some. The National Assembly was informed that two centers for liver transplantation would be shortly functional at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), Islamabad, and Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore.
That is a fine step by the government and should be highlighted.