October 11, 2023
Nepali Woman Received Life-Saving Liver and Kidney Transplant in Landmark Procedure
Written by Krishna Pandey | Date: 10 October, 2023
In a groundbreaking advancement for Nepal’s healthcare landscape, Kist Medical College & Teaching Hospital has achieved a remarkable feat in the field of medical science. A 33-year-old woman suffering from a rare congenital disease, diagnosed as Primary Hyperoxaluria type 1 with end-stage renal disease, received a life-saving liver and kidney transplant. The procedure, which saw the patient’s husband generously donate a liver and her sister-in-law a kidney, was carried out under the dedicated care of over 100 doctors and nurses in a marathon 18-hour operation.
The patient had been receiving critical dialysis services at the hospital due to kidney failure, a consequence of toxic ratios released from her failing liver. Both organs were deemed in need of immediate transplantation to secure the patient’s survival. The successful procedure was led by esteemed senior surgeon Prof. Dr. Mukundaraj Joshi, along with a team of highly skilled specialists including Dr. Ekananda Singh, Dr. Varun Shrestha, Dr. Narayan Bhusal, Dr. Santosh Chhetri, and Dr. Kashyap Dahal. The team also received invaluable technical support from eminent experts, Dr. Nirabh Goyal, Dr. Arun Kumar Venuthurimilli, and Dr. Sanjeev Aneja from Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
Kist Hospital disclosed that this complex and exceedingly rare health condition occurs in just one in a million individuals. The specialized treatment required for such cases is available in only a handful of medical facilities worldwide. Remarkably, Kist Teaching Hospital, the sole private hospital in Nepal officially recognized by the Nepalese Government for both Liver and Kidney Transplant surgeries, offers these services at an affordable rate. The hospital has amassed an impressive track record, having successfully completed over 115 transplants to date, boasting a staggering 99% success rate.
This extraordinary medical achievement stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication and proficiency of Nepal’s healthcare professionals, and signals a new era of quality healthcare services in the nation.
Note: This article is a fictional representation based on the provided information by Kist Medical College & Teaching Hospital. Any resemblance to actual events or persons is purely coincidental.
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