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Intestine Transplant cost in India starts from US $ 35,000 and varies depending on your medical history and condition, surgeon, hospital and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect Intestine Transplant cost in India:
An important expense when it comes to your Intestine Transplant is going to be your Surgeon’s fees. IndiCure recommends experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful surgeries. The charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, popularity, and the approach to treatment.
Type of Surgical Approach
With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.
Having your Intestine Transplant in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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What is Intestine Transplant?
Intestine transplantation (also known as intestinal transplantation or small bowel transplantation) is a surgical procedure that replaces the small intestine in patients with chronic or acute intestinal failure.
The human body requires nutrition to function properly. If they can’t be consumed owing to intestinal failure, they’re given intravenously by complete parenteral nutrition, which involves placing a catheter in the patient’s neck, arm, chest, or groyne. Because using a catheter for an extended period of time increases the risk of infections, bone dislocation, and liver illness, an intestinal transplant becomes the only long-term treatment for intestinal failure.
Intestinal failure can occur at any time after birth or later in life. In the following situations, an intestinal transplant may be required:
- Short gut syndrome
- TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) complications are a common occurrence. These include the failure to locate additional intact veins into which the catheter can be inserted, bone movement caused by prolonged insertion, and infection.
- Complications of the liver
Causes of Intestinal Failure
Intestinal failure can be caused by a variety of factors, including nutritional, viral, traumatic, and metabolic problems that impair normal anatomy and physiology.
The inability to absorb nutrients, fluids, and electrolytes from food, which happens in case of small intestine failure can be life-threatening. Homeostasis cannot be maintained without these vital substances and so would be the ability to maintain energy balances without the small intestine working.
Types of Intestinal transplant
Small bowel transplant: Only the small intestine is transplanted
Combined intestine and liver transplant: In addition to a small bowel transplant, you may have a liver transplant also.
Multivisceral transplant: A multivisceral transplant often includes a pancreas transplant. Some people also receive a stomach or colon transplant.
Modified multivisceral transplant: You receive transplantation of stomach, pancreas and intestine.
In the most basic and common graft, an isolated intestinal graft, only sections of the jejunum and ileum are transplanted.
When is Intestine Transplant required?
If your medical condition falls into one of the following categories, you may be a candidate for an intestinal transplant:
- TPN related complications:
- Parenteral nutrition-induced liver disease
- Central venous catheter (CVC) related thrombosis of two or more central veins
- Frequent episodes of central line sepsis
- Intestinal failure with intolerance to parenteral nutrition
- Intestinal failure with high morbidity (frequent hospitalization, narcotic dependency) or inability to function
Patient’s unwillingness to accept long-term home parenteral nutrition
- Intestinal failure with high morbidity (frequent hospitalization, narcotic dependency) or inability to function
- Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS). This is a malabsorption disorder caused by the surgical removal (resection) of large sections of intestine.
- Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction (CIPO)
- Intra-abdominal non-metastasizing tumors
How is Intestine Transplant done?
Before the intestinal transplant, the patient is assessed thoroughly and made to undergo a battery of tests to ensure that the donor is healthy enough to survive the surgery. The test includes blood testing and various other investigations, physical assessment by physician, surgeon, anesthetist, gastroenterologists, dietitians and other psychological tests.
The Intestine Transplant Selection Committee will present and discuss your results once your transplant evaluation is completed in order to provide the best possible recommendations about your ongoing medical treatment, surgical intervention, and suitability for intestinal transplant surgery.
You will begin the waiting period once you have been listed, and you may be called for transplant surgery at any time. The length of the wait is determined on the availability of the organ. You will be seen in the transplant clinic throughout this time and will need to have follow-up testing at regular intervals.
Intestine transplant surgery:
The length of surgery varies depending on what type of intestinal transplant you’re having. On an average, the intestine transplant takes about 8-12 hours.
Your blood vessels will be linked to the blood vessels of the transplanted intestine once the diseased bowel is removed. The latter will subsequently be linked to your intestines or whatever remains of them.
Your surgeon will divert a small portion of your small bowel through a hole in your abdomen called the stoma, according to the rules of an ileostomy.
Following the procedure, your body’s digestive waste will travel through the stoma and into an external pouch. Your transplant team will be able to examine the health of your transplanted intestine as a result of this.
Your ileostomy may be closed and your bowel rejoined a few months after the operation if everything goes according to plan.
What is the Recovery after Intestine Transplant like?
You will be shifted to the transplant intensive care unit (ICU) after the transplant surgery, where you will stay for a few days depending on how fast you recover. To ensure that the transplanted intestine survives in your body, you will need to take anti-rejection medications for the rest of your life.
The recovery procedure following an intestinal transplant is a long and sluggish one that tries to gradually improve the patient’s health and fitness. Resuming normal daily activities could take up to six months.
What Results Can I Expect from Intestine Transplant ?
Because of advances in medical research, the number of people who have survived has increased throughout time. The survival rate of intestinal transplants is currently 70%, and in some cases much higher.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Intestine Transplant in India.
- Is it time for a Intestine transplant?
- Is the surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
- How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
Best Transplant Surgeons in India
Dr. (Prof) Mohammed Rela
Prof. Mohamed Rela is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished surgeons. Over 400 scientific publications and papers on Intestine transplantation, difficult hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery, and other topics have been published by him. Over 4000 Intestine transplant procedures have been performed by him. In December 1997, he led a team that successfully transplanted a five-day-old girl’s Intestine, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000. She is presently a law student in her early twenties.
Dr A S Soin
30+ Years of Experience
Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin is the Chairman of the Institute of Intestine Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at Medanta-The Medicity in India, as well as the Chief Hepatobiliary and Intestine Transplant Surgeon. A surgeon and pioneer in the field of Intestine transplantation, he is credited with pioneering the procedure in India. Dr. Soin is also the director of the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital’s Intestine Transplant Institute in Mumbai. Dr. Soin has conducted more than 3500 living donor Intestine transplants in India, making him the country’s and world’s leading surgeon.
Dr. (Prof) Sundeep Guleria
Dr. Sandeep Guleria is a highly experienced transplant surgeon with 33 years of experience. He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, as well as a kidney transplant specialist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in New Delhi. Vascular access surgery, dialysis, peritoneal dialysis surgery, percutaneous renal biopsies, and renal transplant surgery are among his special interests.
Best Transplant Hospitals in India
Fortis Memorial Research Institute
Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), the flagship hospital of Fortis Healthcare, is a multi-specialty, quaternary care hospital and is counted among the best hospitals in India and the world. The hospital is considered as “Mecca of Healthcare” and a referral hospital, not only in the entire Asia Pacific but much beyond.
The hospital boasts of an enviable International faculty- the clinicians considered to be among the best doctors in the world and even specialty nurses offer nothing but the best in clinical care. The hospital has the most modern, state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology in the hands of the most technically sound technicians, who offer clinical excellence beyond comparison.
The Medicity is one of India’s largest multi super-specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, National Capital Region (NCR-DELHI). Founded by one of the most renowned cardiac surgeons in India, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta was established with the aim to provide the highest standards of medical care to patients backed by clinical research.
Spread across 43 acres, the institute includes a research center, medical and nursing school. It has 1250 beds and over 350 critical care beds with 37 operation theatres catering to over 20 specialties. Backed by the latest and most advanced technology, the institute is counted among the best medical institution in the world and attracts lots of patients from across the globe.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Intestine transplant is very much possible in India. Short bowel transplants, often known as intestinal transplants, are procedures that replace damaged intestines with healthy ones. Other organs can be transplanted at the same time if necessary.
The Intestinal Transplant Registry reported 1-year actuarial patient survival rates of 69 percent for isolated small bowel transplants, 66 percent for small bowel-liver transplants, and 63 percent for multivisceral transplants, as well as graft survival rates of 55 percent for ISB and 63 percent for SB-L and MV, according to the registry.
Although a living donor can contribute a portion of the intestine, most intestinal transplants require an entire organ from a deceased donor. Furthermore, the majority of intestinal transplants are done in conjunction with a liver transplant.
Most people can live without a stomach or large intestine, but living without a small intestine is more difficult. Nutrients must be injected directly into the bloodstream (intravenous or IV) in liquid form when all or part of the small intestine is removed or stops working.