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Liver Transplant

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Liver Transplant – Why Is It Done?

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 liver failure occuring because of metabolic disorders, alcohol abuse or chronic liver diseases such as liver cancer, cirrhosis, biliary atresia, hepatitis B, hepatitis C. Liver transplant cost varies greatly depending on the geographical location, fees of the surgeon and hospital and the coverage policy of your health insurance.

Liver transplant is an organ transplant surgery in which a healthy liver of a donor replaced with a failing or disease liver. Liver transplant surgery is also called as hepatic transplantation. The surgery has 78% survival rate after 5  and the life expectancy after 15 year is 58%.

Liver transplantation is one of the most complicated procedures in the medical world. Compatibility, the health of both donor and receiver and a whole range of other factors need to be taken into consideration. Liver transplant patients will also have to spend a considerable time in hospital and under medical surveillance and this can increase the cost of the procedure as well.