Bengaluru-based GGHC performs donor liver and kidney transplant

A 12-year-old boy with rare liver disease undergoes successful multi-organ transplant

Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC), a leading multi-organ transplant centre in Asia, successfully performed the world’s second and India’s first live donor liver and kidney transplant on a 12-year-old who was suffering from a rare genetic disorder – Primary Hyperoxaluria type 2.


A 12-year-old boy was referred from Bengaluru with renal failure and had been on dialysis three times a week. Doctors in Bengaluru had diagnosed him with a rare genetic disorder called Primary Hyperoxaluria (PH) type- II, which is a liver condition that results in accumulation of oxalate in the kidneys, heart and bones and other organ systems of the body. As the disease is primarily based in the liver, these patients need combined liver and kidney transplantation for cure which is a major undertaking, especially in a child.

The pioneering transplant was led by a team of doctors comprising of Dr Joy Varghese, Director – Hepatology & Transplant Hepatology, Dr Somashekara, Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist and Liver Transplant Physician, Dr Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Director, Liver transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery, Dr Rajanikanth Patcha, Clinical Lead – Liver Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery, Dr Selvakumar Malleeswaran, HOD – Liver Anaesthesia & Critical care, Dr Perumal Karnan, HOD – Paediatric Intensive care, Dr Mohan Babu, Consultant, Pediatric Intensive Care, Dr K Muruganandham, HOD & Senior Consultant – Urology and Renal Transplantation & Dr P Muthukumar, Senior Consultant – Nephrology & Renal Transplant Physician.


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