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Liver Transplant

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Liver Transplant – Why Is It Done?

The liver which is located below the diaphragm on the right side of the abdomen, is the largest internal organ of our bodies, with the weight of about 3 pounds in adults.

Liver transplant or hepatic transplantation is a surgical operation that replaces the diseased liver with a healthy liver from a liver donor. Liver transplantation is needed in case of a liver failure occurring because of metabolic disorders, alcohol abuse (alcoholic liver disease) or chronic liver diseases such as liver cancer, cirrhosis, biliary atresia, hepatitis B, hepatitis C. 

Liver transplant also called hepatic transplantation is a lifesaving procedure for patients who have chronic end-stage liver disease or acute liver failure. While the increasing numbers of liver transplant surgeries and long-term survivors are promising, it is very important to choose a right clinic which pays significant attention to complications that develop in the long term, such as chronic renal failure, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and bone or neurological conditions.