Bhubaneswar: The Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medical sciences of the SOA Deemed to be University on Thursday set a new milestone. It successfully conducted a living donor liver transplantation, a first in Odisha’s medical history.
A team comprising surgical experts from the Hyderabad-based Yashoda Hospital and IMS and SUM Hospital conducted the arduous nine-hour long surgery on the donor and recipient.
The pathbreaking surgeries were conducted on 55-year-old Jayanta Biswal, a resident of Nilagiri in Balasore district and his son Saumya Ranjan Biswal, a B.Com student, who donated a portion of his liver. Both the father and son were fine after the surgery. which began at 3 pm and was completed at midnight. They are both under observation in the ICU.
Biswal had been suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver and it was decided to conduct the transplantation to save his life.
Dr P Balachandran Menon, Chief Liver Transplant surgeon from Yashoda Hospital assisted by Dr GV Prem Kumar, Director, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Dr Krishna Chaitanya, transplant surgeon, Dr Manoj Kumar Sahu and Dr Premananda Pattnaik, Gastroenterologist and Gastro-intestinal surgeon respectively of IMS and SUM Hospital, led the team during the surgery.