The specialised medical facility has highly qualified Hepatologists, Transplant surgeons and a well trained multi-disciplinary team
Bangalore, February 17, 2017: Every year 500,000 Indians need an organ transplant. A good number of these patients require liver transplants to treat several liver diseases which are increasing at a fast pace. The need for offering affordable and high quality liver transplants with good clinical outcomes is more pronounced than it ever has been.
To address this need Fortis hospital, Bannerghatta Road launched its Centre for Hepatobiliary Sciences and Liver Transplant. The inauguration was done by the guest of honor and world renowned Liver Transplant surgeon Dr. Tan Kai Chah. Dr Tan is the Executive Chairman, Asian American Transplant Center, Singapore. Dr Tan has led over 400 liver transplant procedures worldwide so far and is a leading voice in the area of cutting edge clinical work in this domain.
At Fortis Hospitals, the team is led by Dr. Kapali Neelamekam, Director (HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery), who has over 30 years of experience and has been associated with some of the leading medical institutions. The specialised medical team also has highly qualified Hepatologists, transplant surgeons and a well-trained multi-disciplinary team including Liver Transplant nurses, Physiotherapists, dieticians and paramedics.
Fortis has one of the largest and most comprehensive organ transplant programmes in India. The network offers a host of state-of-the-art services which include transplants of heart, liver and kidney intestinal and GI transplants, and transplant services. The hospital provides excellent medical care and facilities for pre and post-transplant management.
About Fortis Healthcare Limited
Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and over 346 diagnostic centres.
From Left to Right:
Dr. Kapali Neelamekam, Director, HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery, Fortis Hospitals Bannerghatta Road; Dr. Tan Kai Chah, Executive Chairman, Asian American Transplant Center, Singapore.; Dr. Manish Mattoo, Zonal Director Fortis Hospitals; Dr. Aashish Shah, Director MAS, GI and Gen surgery, Bariatric Surgery at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore
Dr. Tan Kai Chah, Executive Chairman, Asian American Transplant Center, Singapore
Dr. Kapali Neelamekam, Director, HPB & Liver Transplant Surgery, Fortis Hospitals Bannerghatta Road at the launch