|Speciality||Liver Transplantation & Gastro Intestinal Surgery|
|Degrees||MBBS ( University of Rajasthan ) MS ( University of Rajasthan ) MCh ( G B Pant Hospital, Delhi ) Fellowship in Liver Transplant ( Indraprastha Apollo Hospital , Delhi )|
|Office||ARTEMIS HOSPITAL Sector 51, Gurugram, Haryana|
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Voted Best liver surgeon in India 2021
Senior Consultant Surgeon & Additional Director
Dr Giriraj Bora involved in over 1500 liver transplants. He performed the first Liver Transplant in the state of Rajasthan. Credited with both the 1st Living Donor & 1st Deceased Donor Liver Transplants in the state. He has Wide experience in performing advanced Gastro Intestinal operations. Felicitated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan for performing the 1st liver transplant in the state Young Investigator Award of the International Liver Transplant Society in 2013 at Sydney Travel Award of the International Liver Transplant Society in 2012 at San Francisco, USA.
Areas of Special interest
- Safe donor surgery in liver transplantation
- Liver Transplant for liver cancers
- Portal vein reconstruction in Whipple’s operation for pancreatic cancers.
- Ultra Low Anterior Resection ( LAR ) for rectal cancers.
- Liver resection for cholangiocarcinoma.
- Shunt surgery for portal hypertension.
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Our first priority is to immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or major."
Our Happy Clients
Mrs. Ummeh Salma from Bangladesh sharing her experience after her Liver Transplant at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon.
Mrs. Amica, a Liver Transplant Patient from Shillong narrates her history with the Liver disease and her transplant.
Roger (Congo), who was suffering Liver failure, got a new lease of life after undergoing a Liver transplant surgury.
Shaymaa Oudah Hasan , a rare one-in-a-billion case who underwent liver transplant successfully at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon.
Frequently Asked Questions
Liver cancer that is in the early stage is treated through one or more of these options: Chemotherapy, radiation, ablation (a minimally invasive probe either burns or freezes the cancerous tissue), or catheter-directed therapy (a catheter with cutting tools at the tip is inserted into the liver, the cancerous tissues cut and extracted out of the body).
However, for people with severe or late-stage liver cancer, liver transplantation is the only option left.
Liver transplant surgery by itself is not a complicated procedure. However, it can take a long time to get to the operating table. The number of people awaiting a transplant is always more than the number of livers available from people who died recently. That is why a number called MELD score is assigned to the person on the waiting list. The score factors age of the person, other health conditions, how sick the liver is, and certain techno-medical parameters. This is the case when the liver is coming from a dead person. Living people with a healthy liver can donate a part of it, as anyway, the liver will grow back to its full size over a couple of months. The live donor can be a stranger in which case one still needs to go through the waiting list. In case the donor is a family member or a friend, the transplant is done immediately if there is a perfect match between the two livers.
Liver transplants as mentioned before are not complicated and are fairly successful. The success rate depends on the general health of the donor and recipient, their ages, and any medication consumed by them in recent weeks.
Since there is a risk of the recipient’s body rejecting the new liver or part of it, immunosuppressant drugs are given to the recipient. These must be consumed as prescribed. In addition to that, there are various diet and lifestyle changes recommended. If none of these are followed strictly, the transplant can be a failure.
Liver transplants come with a certain risk. Immuno-suppressant drugs are given to the recipient to prevent the body from rejecting the new liver, which is achieved by suppressing the body’s immune system. As a natural outcome, the person is more susceptible to illness and infection and can suffer from a wide range of conditions such as bleeding, infections, high BP, weak bones, weak kidneys, diabetes, and cholesterol.
Following the liver transplant, there are 10 days of hospitalization where the person is monitored round-the-clock. Over the next 2 months, the person will have to undergo frequent medical tests to check for rejection of the new liver by the body. These tests will be conducted for the rest of the life but in larger intervals of time. There will be various changes required in the diet and lifestyle. You will also be asked to avoid excessive physical strain. But other than these, the person can enjoy a normal life.
Yes, after several years of research, doctors are of the opinion that the risk of liver cancer can be drastically reduced by following these tips:
If you are a chronic drinker, it’s best to quit alcohol completely! If you are finding this difficult, you can join a de-addiction center or group that will make it easy for you.
If you drink regularly, it’s good to reduce the number of drinks or drink size, and also the frequency of drinking.
Maintain a healthy weight: Obesity puts a person at risk of various ailments including cancer in any part of the body.
Take the vaccine for Hepatitis B regularly. This will cut down the risk hugely.
Reduce the risk of Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C has no cure but one can prevent its occurrence by following a few measures:
Avoid casual or unprotected sex: It’s best to avoid sex with people whose general health is not known to you. Also, avoid sex without the use of condoms. In addition to Hepatitis C, you are at the risk of developing venereal diseases.
Say no to drugs: Drugs that are injected through an infected syringe puts you at severe risk of Hepatitis C.
Watch out for the needle: In case you need to take IV fluids or IV medication, ensure the needle has been sterilized before use.
Beware of the tattoo: Avoid tattoo shops that are not maintained hygienically. The needle used for tattooing can be infected putting you at the risk of various diseases including Hepatitis C.
Liver pain can take many different forms and depends on a person’s body type. People have reported experiencing a throbbing or stabbing sensation, aches in the lower back or shoulder, and swelling that doesn’t subside.
Besides liver cancer, there are a number of causes for liver pain. Talk to your doctor right away if you experience persistent aches and pains.
While death rates from all combined cancers have been declining for years, death rates from liver cancer are on the rise in certain communities. This rise coincides with a steady increase of behaviors affecting harmful risk factors including alcohol consumption, obesity, and hepatitis rates.
How fast liver cancer spreads depends largely on what type of cancer it is and what stage it’s found in. Some rare types of cancer develop in the cells lining the blood vessels of the liver. These types can spread more quickly than others.