BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, Bengaluru hosted a scientific session on multi-organ transplantation. This exclusive scientific session by the hospital will be the first in a yearly series of continuing medical education or CME sessions that will be run by the hospital. The main objective of this day-long event was to network and share knowledge amongst the physician community in Karnataka on the various advancements in solid organ transplantation and the improvement in the outcomes after transplantation. This will benefit the doctor community as it will ensure they are better equipped to manage complex heart, liver, lung or kidney ailments and provide better guidance to their patients.
The session was attended by 250 doctors and experts in the field of multi-organ transplantation in Karnataka. The demand for multi-organ transplants is on an upward trend in the state with patients from various parts of Karnataka approaching centres like BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital for surgery. Conditions such as chronic kidney diseases, heart failure, interstitial lung diseases (ILD) and liver cirrhosis in patients essentially require multi-organ transplants for its long term management and survival. At BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, a premier institute for multi-organ transplants in Bangalore, doctors on an average receive 8-10 patients requiring liver transplantation and 15 to 20 patients requiring kidney transplantation in a year from North Karnataka alone.
Dr Venugopal B. Pillai, HOD and senior consultant HPB and Transplant Surgery, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital added a few lines on the expertise available at his hospital. “We are a centre of excellence for liver, pancreas, heart, lung and kidney transplants and are well-versed in the provision of multi-organ transplants that may be required in serious conditions affecting multiple organs. A multi-disciplinary team that can cater to all these needs are present under a single roof making it the preferred destination for organ transplantation in Bangalore.”
Dr Sunil Shenvi, Consultant, Liver Transplant & HPB Surgery, BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital said “The evolution of solid organ transplantation which was initially considered as experimental; has seen rapid progress over the past few decades with the incorporation of a variety of solid organs—liver, kidney, pancreas, heart, and lung. Rapid advances in the field continue to augment the lives of many afflicted with a life-threatening illness.”
Leading doctors from BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital addressed the gathering on a variety of topics like living donor liver transplantation, indications & techniques in pancreas transplantation, overcoming challenges in kidney transplantation, recent advances in management of chronic heart failure, advancements in heart and lung transplants, learnings from successful completion of bilateral lung transplants, cadaver donor management and the role of ECMO in heart and lung transplant.