Paediatric Liver Transplantation
Liver transplantation has now been recognized safe and successful procedure not only for end stage liver diseases but also various liver based metabolic disorders and hematological problems. Liver disease in children differ from adults in terms of by aetiology, and management and requires a dedicated team of paediatric liver transplant surgeon, Paediatric hepatologist and intensivist for successful short and long term out come.
The use of innovative surgical techniques has allowed the application of liver transplantation to even very young infants with excellent results. Due to the requirement of small liver graft, living donor liver transplantation is a safe and effective alternate to cadaveric graft as it provides good quality liver grafts at appropriate time.
Paediatric Liver Transplant
Highly specialised liver transplant surgical performs all paediatric liver transplants. The liver transplant team consists of four senior Consultants headed by Prof Mohamed Rela.
Prof. Mohamed Rela is the moste accomplished hepatobiliary, pancreatic and liver transplant surgeons in the world. Begining his career as a surgeon in Chennai 22 years ago, he has now worked for over 15 years in th field of hepatobiliary (HPB) surgery and liver transplantation, and has personally done around 1200 liver transplants till now.
He has worked in the largest Liver Transplant Program in Europe at King’s College Hospital, London, Uk since 1991. He also heads the paediatric liver transplant program at Kings and is the Lead Clinican for hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.
PROF. DR. MOHAMED RELA MS, FRCS, DSc
Chairman & Director,
Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai, India.
Professor of Liver Surgery and Transplantation in King’s College Hospital, London.
The Liver Transplant Process at Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre
Our program offers both adult-to-child and adult-to-adult (including right lobe) living donor liver transplants, with very good donor and recipient outcome.