Success Rate of Liver Transplant

Liver is known to perform several vital functions in the human body. When your liver stops functioning adequately, you are in serious trouble. It may happen due to long-time viral hepatitis infections, drug-induced injury or serious liver diseases like cirrhosis of liver or liver cancer. In such cases, the only cure left is a liver transplant.

Though liver transplant is a very complex surgery, the success rate of liver transplant has become quite high. Experienced liver surgeons promise over 95% success rate at the most advanced and well-equipped liver transplant centres across the world. This suggests that 95% of patients who undergo a liver transplant surgery, recover and get discharged in good health.

However, the treatment has around 3-5% risk associated with it. The greatest risk is that of transplant failure, wherein your body rejects the new liver. Other risks and complications associated with liver transplant include:

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Damage to bile ducts
  • Infections

The long-term success rate of liver transplant operations is also high. Majority of people including children and sportsperson return to normal life in 3-6 months of surgery.

  • One-year survival rate: 86%
  • Three-year survival rate: 78%
  • 15-20 years survival rate: 65%-70%

In some cases, the transplanted liver may fail or the original liver disease may return. Therefore, you need to visit your doctor regularly, who will monitor your recovery post-transplant to detect problems early.

Dr.Vivek Vij has experience of 17+ years in performing liver transplants with minimum possible complications. He is the youngest surgeon to conduct 500 transplants as the director and has conducted over 2500 cumulative liver transplants. He and his team have 95%+ success rate and 100% donor success rate. Dr.VivekVij is also the Director of ‘Liver Transplant and Gastrointestinal Surgery’ at Fortis Group of Hospitals. Book your appointment with him: +91-9582546001

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